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UA Museum of Art Director Olivia Miller

Olivia Miller, a University of Arizona Museum of Art staffer for more than a decade, was announced as the new permanent director of the museum Friday. She served as interim director for the past 10 months — among a succession of temporary heads over the past six years. Read more»

UA students loading Polaroid cameras provided by the Center for Creative Photography at El Pueblo Neighborhood Center site visit.

Bringing life and activity back to the El Pueblo Neighborhood Center on Tucson's South Side is the goal of of a project supported by the Sunnyside Foundation and arts and humanities experts at the University of Arizona. Read more»

Tucson Zine Fest 2023 flyer

Local independent artists and writers will exhibit their work at the fourth annual Tucson Zine Fest on Saturday, April 15. ""The ethos of the fest is supporting overlooked artists." Read more»

A drawing of the detention area known as 'Dublin Core' in Florence, Ariz.

As part of a partnership with two immigration rights groups, the University of Arizona will host an archive of oral histories, art and memorabilia collected from migrants detained in Arizona. Read more»

Gary Kittell works in the photo lab at Jones Photo days before the business permanently closed it doors.

Vacation snapshots. Family portraits. Romantic landscapes of the desert Southwest. For most of the last 61 years, Gary Kittell has cared for thousands upon thousands of photographs as a film processor and developer for Jones Photo, which closed its doors last week. Read more»

It’s unlikely that SB1026 or the other proposals targeting drag performances will make it past Gov. Katie Hobbs, who in the past has denounced anti-LGBTQ laws and has vowed to only approve legislation that earns bipartisan support.

Arizona Republican legislators have turned their ire on drag performances in the ongoing culture wars against the LGBTQ community, proposing several new laws that would severely limit where and how often they can take place.  Read more»

For many Christians, traditions such as Nativity scenes help represent their beliefs in a particularly powerful way: by picturing Jesus within their own culture.

Among the most common Christmas traditions are small sets of figures depicting Joseph, Mary and Jesus that are displayed in individual homes, and around the world, it is common to see particular cultural and religious traditions incorporated into the Nativity scene. Read more»

Why did she do all the work while Santa got all the glory? What would happen if she delivered the toys?

The writers who created Mrs. Claus were not just interested in filling in the blanks of Santa’s personal life - the poems and stories about Mrs. Claus spoke to women’s central role in the Christmas holiday and also provided a canvas to explore contemporary debates about gender. Read more»

A former Circle K building will be the site of an expansion for The Drawing Studio.

The Drawing Studio is expanding to an adjacent Midtown building to create more studios and a venue for art exhibits. Read more»

The holidays are upon us and Tucson offers up a veritable cornucopia of festive events to help you enjoy the season: Read more»

The simplicity of the pre-contact O'odham fashion is the 'ultimate sophistication' for photographer Kyle Knox.

The photographs of Arizona photographer Kyle Knox conveyed that relationship to nature through pre-colonial indigenous fashion. Read more»

Artwork such as pottery and jewelry made by local and regional artists will be brought to the Tucson Museum of Art market.

The Tucson Museum of Art Fall Artisans Market is back full swing from Friday, Nov. 18 to Sunday, Nov. 20. The market is a three-day gathering where vendors from all over Arizona and other states share their art in a community setting. Read more»

Tucson's All Souls Procession is back for its 33rd year.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on the West Side of town this weekend to take part in a beloved Tucson tradition — the annual All Souls Procession. Read more»

The Fall Ikebana Festival at the Yume Gardens is a centuries-old tradition still practiced today.

In the West, bouquets are wrapped up in ribbons, tulle, or cellophane to hide the stems and accentuate the blossoms. In the Far East, however, there is a different approach to arranging flowers. Beginning this Thursday, Tucsonans can experience this style of arrangement at the Fall Ikebana Festival at Yume Japanese Garden. Read more»

Sadie Shaw is the bridge between the Arts Foundation and Pima County Health Department for the project SaludArte.

A new program called SaludArte will be an opportunity for Pima County residents to reflect their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be led to Sadie Shaw, a local artist and member of the TUSD Governing Board. Read more»

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