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Exhibitions and Special Events

In the Ironwood Gallery

The Ironwood Gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit. The Ironwood Gallery may occasionally be closed for special events.

See also our Baldwin Education Building Exhibits

Ironwood Gallery
Ironwood Gallery

© John Agnew

The Scratchboard Art of John Agnew
July 19 - September 7, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

A new, traveling museum exhibition of twenty scratchboards of varying subjects, plus preparatory sketches and paintings will be displayed at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum from July 19 - September 7, 2014. The exhibit is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

John Agnew began his career in natural history museums, where he has designed exhibits, produced illustrations and painted murals and dioramas for museums and zoos around the country and as far away as Moscow. Since the early 80's, John has produced nearly thirty thousand square feet of murals and dioramas in the Cincinnati area for museums, parks and zoos. His smaller paintings and scratchboards of natural history subjects are in collections around the world. He is a Signature Member, and a founding member of Masterworks for Nature. In 2009 he received the "Patricia A. Bott Award for Creative Excellence" at Art and the Animal. He has published many limited edition prints and in 2001, North Light Books published his book, Painting The Secret World Of Nature. His work has been featured in Artist's Magazine, Reptiles magazine and others. In 2011, he was named Artist in Residence at Everglades National Park. He has traveled worldwide in search of his subjects, including Borneo, Thailand and the Peruvian Amazon in addition to much of the United States. His scratchboards are among the very best of artists working in the medium today.

Trail Ridge View by Carol Swinney
Trail Ridge View
© Carol Swinney

America's Parks of the Southwest
September 13 - October 26, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Inspired by the history of park art in America, America's Parks of the Southwest features original works of art depicting parks of the southwest. Derived from the America's Parks II International juried exhibition, this multi-media juried exhibition is comprised of new paintings and sculpture created by various artists from across the country and is an artistic tribute to parks of all kinds by a range of talented artists working today.

More information and complete list of artwork.

Spider by Rhonda Spencer
© Rhonda Spencer

"Portraits" Photography by Rhonda Spencer
November 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

A new exhibition of wildlife photography by a local professional photographer who has been published by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum since 2006. This solo exhibition showcases an unusual collection of Arizona wildlife featuring portraits of animals, insects, birds, flowers and landscapes.

Birds in Art
April 4 - May 24, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Birds in Art presents the very best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter. Whether the subjects are backyard feeder favorites or exotic species from around the world, an international cast of renowned artists interprets avian themes and habitats employing diverse styles and mediums. Art lovers and bird lovers alike will discover the harmony and serenity or the power and tension that infuse these artworks.

Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild
October 31, 2015 - January 13, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild is the first ever solo museum exhibition of the artist's work. Thirty-five original paintings as well as preparatory studies, drawings, and photographs, will showcase Denman's artistic evolution and art-making process. Visitors to this exhibition will find themselves captivated, challenged, and informed by images that push the boundaries of the wildlife art genre. A poet as well as a painter, Denman uses nature's innumerable inspirations not as a template for illustrative mimicry, but as a springboard for metaphor seldom seen in animal art.