The Exclusive Arizona Biennial Exhibit Returns To The Tucson Museum Of Art


The second you enter the Arizona Biennial exhibit, you’ll be taken on an art journey that spans across Arizona. The Tucson Museum of Art is excited to announce the return of the Arizona Biennial, the oldest-running exhibition that exclusively features Arizona artists. This year marks the largest exhibit that has taken place in this century, making it even more special.

Since 1984, the Arizona Biennial has been an ideal space for conversation regarding Arizona artists' strengths, trends and talent. The artworks displayed are innovative and compelling. They reveal how Arizona’s artistic community participates in the broad dialogue of contemporary art.

This year an an astonishing 549 artists submitted a total of 1507 artworks to be considered. It was a tough decision, but a total of 70 artists were selected and 85 of their corresponding artworks are on display! 

Every Biennial is juried by an guest curator. This year, Rebecca R. Hart, the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum was selected and chose diverse works from across the state that make truly make the exhibit one of a kind.

In the past, we have welcomed jurors from institutions like The Walker Art Center,  the UCLA Hammer Museum, The Rubell Family Collection, The MCA San Diego, and more. You can follow the Tucson Museum of Art on Instagram and check out #ThrowbackThursday posts to learn about past curators.

In brief, this art exhibit is the perfect opportunity to see amazing artwork and support your local Arizona artists. These artists play a key role in creating points of interest in our community and your support goes a long way in building a stronger economy. When you choose to support local art, the money you are spend is directly circulated back in to your community. This money goes towards schools, fire departments and in making the place you live feel like home.

Are you ready to see this unique art? Visit the Tucson Museum of Art until Sunday, September 16, 2018 to see this compelling exhibit. For a full list of artists and for more information, you can check out our website.