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'Terra Mater' mixed-media at Etherton is a blast

"Terra Mater" at the Etherton Gallery is a must-go show. Especially for those of us who think they really don't want to go to a photography exhibit because everyone and their dog is a photographer these days, Photoshopped on Facebook. Think again: these works are adventures not captured moments. ... Read more»

Yearning for home, inmates paint California mural on Arizona prison walls

Consider the inmates at La Palma Correctional Facility in Eloy as the private prison’s Picassos, who painted the four walls of a multi-purpose room in rural Arizona into memories of their California home.... Read more»

Photos: All Souls Procession 2016

Tens of thousands of Tucsonans filled the streets Downtown on Sunday night to mark the annual All Souls Procession, remembering loved ones who have died.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Sunshine Mile born to die for progress

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has tagged Broadway between Euclid and Country Club as an endangered place alongside San Francisco's Embarcadero, the Louisiana steamship the Delta Queen, the James River in Virginia and See's Candy on Broadway. One of these things doesn't belong.... Read more»2

'Sunshine Mile' of Broadway named endangered historic place

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has added Tucson's Sunshine Mile to its 2016 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places. They say its mid-20th century buildings are threatened by the planned widening of Broadway in Midtown. ... Read more»

Blue water barrel's trip to NY museum honors work to end deadly Az treks

Rev. Robin Hoover and others from Humane Borders were at a tony event at NYC's Cooper Hewitt design museum last week because a simple blue plastic water barrel, designed by activists to save migrants crossing the desert southwest of Tucson, is part of a new exhibit at the branch of the Smithsonian.... Read more»

Az artist moves earth for 40 years at Flagstaff volcanic crater

Artist James Turrell has spent almost 40 years moving 1.3 million cubic yards of earth and creating an 854-foot tunnel in the Roden Crater. When finally finished, it will have 21 viewing spaces and six tunnels that will channel light into the crater.... Read more»

Crystal Radio - Into the mystic and historic

Desert-inflected group Crystal Radio (aka Amelia Poe and Daniel Diaz Martin) are releasing their new record at Hotel Congress on Saturday. Their sound is evocative of warm, creosote-scented wind, while Poe's gutsy vocals chronicle the lonesome, haunted myths and lore of life in a mining town.... Read more»1

Head of Tucson's MOCA leaving museum

The head of MOCA Tucson is leaving the downtown art space after just one year in the post. Samuel Ireland, the contemporary art museum's executive director, will step down at the beginning of September. ... Read more»

Arizona, New Mexico senators team up to prevent sale of tribal items

The Arizona and New Mexico lawmakers teamed up this week to sponsor a bipartisan bill that would prevent the auction of sacred tribal items.... Read more»

Tribe declares ‘a small victory’ after artifact is pulled from Paris auction

French authorities halted the sale this week of a shield that the Acoma Pueblo tribe believes was stolen from them in the 1970s, according to tribal leaders.... Read more»

Newly restored Virgin Mary statue returns to San Xavier Mission

After nearly four months of cleaning and restoration, the statue has been returned to its home.... Read more»

Navajo rugs: Weaving a story of the Diné people

The stories of the Navajo Nation, the Diné people, are woven into tapestries and rugs by the women and men who know the secrets, who have been taught the sacred songs and prayers that go with the weaving.... Read more»

In 'Barrio Stories,' Downtown history comes to life

The Barrio Stories Project, stories of the demolition of the historic heart of Downtown Tucson almost five decades ago, will come to life outside the TCC in a series of performances by Borderlands Theater this Thursday through Sunday.... Read more»

Tucson Museum of Art names new CEO

The Downtown museum that holds a collection of 9,000 pieces has a new head: Jeremy Mikolajczak of Miami Dade College's Museum of Art and Design will move to Tucson to take over in the wake of the retirement of longtime TMA chief Robert Knight.... Read more»

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