Exhibitions and Special Events

In the Ironwood Gallery

The Ironwood Gallery is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please call 520-883-3024 to check gallery hours for the day you plan to visit. The Ironwood Gallery may occasionally be closed for special events.

See also our Baldwin Education Building Exhibits


Artists for Conservation
International Juried Exhibit of Nature in Art
December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017

Open daily in the Gallery from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Artists for Conservation (AFC) is a global society of more than 500 of the world’s most gifted nature artists. AFC is a driving force in a global artistic movement for conservation, inspiring individuals and organizations to preserve and sustain our natural heritage. This annual exhibit celebrates artistic excellence in the depiction of nature, raises awareness of important conservation issues and directly supports organizations dedicated to conservation. Learn more about Artists for Conservation.

Artists for Conservation - Logo with blue butterfly
Robb Wash by Adrianna Hewings

Desert Harmony
February 18 - April 17, 2017

Opening Reception with the Artists:
February 18, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

A premier juried pastel exhibition featuring sixty original pastel artworks by members from the Tucson Pastel Society and the Arizona Pastel Artists Association.

Tucson Pastel Society Arizona Pastel Artists Association

© Linda Larson

Annual Art Institute Student Exhibition
April 22 - May 28, 2017

Opening Reception & Art Institute Certificate Graduation Ceremony:
Saturday, April 29th, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Every year we look forward to highlighting the incredible students who take classes at the Desert Museum’s Art Institute. This exhibit is open to all students who have taken an Art Institute class between April 2016 through Spring 2017.

Entry form (due by March 27th)