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Arizona Biennial opens next month at Tucson Museum of Art

Tucson Museum of Art The Tucson Museum of Art is located in the El Presidio Historic District of downtown Tucson. (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

The Arizona Biennial, the oldest running juried exhibition featuring Arizona artists, is set to open next month at the Tucson Museum of Art in historic downtown Tucson, Arizona.

The Biennial, which was first organized in 1948, opens on July 25 and runs through Oct. 11. Guest juror Irene Hofmann, director and chief curator of SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, selected the art featured this year.

More than 1,400 works in a range of mediums were submitted for consideration for this year’s exhibit. A total of 50 pieces from 33 artists were selected for inclusion in Arizona Biennial 2015.

“This Arizona Biennial represents ambitious and thought-provoking ideas as well as works that captivate the senses,” Tucson Museum of Art Chief Curator and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Dr. Julie Sasse, said in a news release. “It shows that contemporary art in Arizona is fully competitive with the rest of the country in formal concerns while addressing the specific qualities of place and culture that make this state so unique.”

Founded in 1924, the Tucson Museum of Art is located in the El Presidio Historic District of downtown Tucson. The museum features permanent and traveling exhibits, including Native American, American West, Latin American, Asian and modern and contemporary art and also offers an array of tours of exhibits, public education programs and studio art classes.

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for senior 65 years and older, $7 for student (with college ID) and $7 for youths between 13 and 17 years old. Children 12 and under, veterans and museum members are free.

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