UA Museum of Art launches series of exhibits celebrating 90 years

2013-11-27T17:30:00Z UA Museum of Art launches series of exhibits celebrating 90 yearsBy Kathleen Allen Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
November 27, 2013 5:30 pm  • 

The University of Arizona Museum of Art has a permanent collection that boggles the mind and delights the eye.

Now it has launched a series of exhibits to show off its holdings and to honor those who have made it possible.

The museum is the ripe old age of 90 — so you know there’s some depth to those collections.

On view through March 24 is “American Visions: Selections from the C. Leonard Pfeiffer Collection.” These holdings are rich in works created between the first and second world wars and include pieces by Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence and Stuart Davis.

Running simultaneously is “The Modern Spirit: Selections from the Edward J. Gallagher III Memorial Collection,” with modern works from the likes of Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Matsumi Kanemitsu.

Opening Dec. 6 and running through March 10 is “Modern Master Prints.” Here you’ll find five centuries of graphic art, as well as a series by Joan Miró.

Other exhibits in the celebration are “The Photography of Ansel Adams” and “Luminous Moments: Selections from the George Gregson Gift,” both running Dec. 13-April 14; “From Real to Surreal,” is Jan. 10 to April 28; and “Robert McCall’s Universe,”which will be exhibited March 14-July 4.

The UAMA is in the Fine Arts Complex, on campus near North Park Avenue and East Speedway. It is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. It is closed today and Friday but reopens Saturday. Admission is $5 for everyone but students, UA employees, those under 18, active military personnel and members. They get in free. 621-7567.

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