The UAMA holds that the imagination is central —vital, even —to our shared humanity.
In the galleries of the University of Arizona Museum of Art, we present to the viewing public bold works of creativity across artistic period and medium. From the sharply rendered portraiture of centuries past to the formal innovation of the contemporary moment, the UAMA takes visitors on a journey engaging both heart and mind. Such passage through our halls prompts dialogue around the activist role of art in society.
When you support the UAMA, you ensure that the University of Arizona maintains its place as celebrant and protector of art in all forms—as an institution fostering sustained engagement through exhibitions, educational programs and public art. You permit us to widen and deepen our archives, representing a broader swath of the imaginative spectrum by which makers have apprehended our spirit, our world.
“Thank you for your gift to the UAMA. As an organization, we are committed to highlighting the breadth and depth of artistry across space and time, a goal undertaken when Katherine Kitt, founder of the UA Art Department, organized the first exhibition on campus in 1924. Your support permits us to move forward."
—Olivia Miller, Interim Director & Curator of Exhibitions
The UAMA counts more than 6,000 objects within an archive that dates to the Early Bronze Age. The museum not only features masters of their disciplines—sculpture, landscape, collage—but also creates space for the display of work by Tucson high school students and UArizona graduate-level practitioners. Your gift emboldens artists at every stage of their journey while preserving legacies of precision and grace.
SOME OF OUR TOP PRIORITIES
Museum of Art Operations
This fund supports the UAMA’s most immediate needs and overall museum operations. Your support allows the museum to remain steadfast in its mission of advancing the academic and research mission of the University, inspiring critical dialogue among campus and community audiences, and celebrating art as essential to our lives.
Museum of Art Membership
UAMA Membership is a great way to advocate for the arts. By joining as a member, you are helping to support exhibitions, programming and events while showing your support for an incredible cultural institution. Membership pays for itself with great benefits like free admission and access to exclusive events.
UAMA Education Assistance Fund
Art interactions help to us build powerful skills like detailed observation, visual literacy, critical thinking, and empathy. UAMA serves its diverse audience on campus and beyond through its varied educational programs ranging which include curated class visits, interactive tours, interdisciplinary lecture series, Community Days, and more.
UAMA Exhibition Support Fund
Exhibitions bring art to the University campus and the people of Tucson and provide new and innovative ways of thinking about the relevant issues in our world. This fund provides essential support for the UAMA to mount ambitious exhibitions which require research, shipping, installation, gallery design, label translation, and more.
Museum of Art Director’s Support Fund
Your contribution to the Director’s Support Fund supports virtually every aspect of the UAMA. From vital conservation treatments on objects from its world-class collection to commissioning new cutting-edge artworks, this fund is used for necessary museum activities that maintain and enhance the museum’s operations.