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Art Speaks

Art Speaks Series

 TCA hosts a monthly Art Speaks series with presentations by experts in a variety of art topics, often led by Tucson Museum of Art docents.

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2023/2024 Art Speaks Schedule

Art Speaks presentations are scheduled on the second Thursday of the month, October through March at 5-6:15pm.



The 2022-2023 Season will be presented live in the gallery each month.

Preregistration is required.  Register online or call TCA at 520-398-2371.

Presentations in this series are free for TCA members. Click here to become a MEMBER.


Save the Dates:

October 12, 2023
November 19, 2023
January 4, 2024
February 15, 2024
March 14, 2024
April 4,2024

We look forward to seeing you!

Artist Talk with George Strasburger
October 12th, 5pm

“Allegories in Oil”
George Strasburger

Strasburger’s work is characterized by an observation of humanity, our physical beauty, and our goodness. He mostly works in oils and also loves to draw. He is inspired by his neighbors, the landscape around him, and what unites us as aware people.

Image: “The Cloth,” Oil

Nancy Jacques
November 9th, 5pm

“Unfair Shakes for Women in Art”

This talk offers an overview of the challenges women artists have faced internationally when it comes to recognition and exposure through exhibits at museums or galleries. It highlights women who have succeeded despite these significant barriers.

Artist Talk with Kelly Morris
January 4th, 5pm

“Desert Play Date”
Kelly B. Morris

Kelly’s collages, drawing and paintings are the result of a truly spellbinding fusion of themes, styles, and genres that come from a multitude of sources.

The viewer can see an interweaving of symbols, aesthetics, and narratives that, although not immediately associated with each other, create a stimulating and powerful depiction of a concordant idea.

Adrienne O’Hare
February 15th, 5pm

The Art of Ukiyo-e

Ukiyo-e is a genre of Japanese art which flourished from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes from history and folk tales; travel scenes and landscapes; flora and fauna; and erotica.

TMA docent, Adrienne O’Hare 

TMA Presentation
March 14th, 5pm 

Martin Randall
April 4th, 5pm

Motherhood: The Greatest Gift

The gift of motherhood is something that we can all relate to at a very personal level. In this talk, we take a look at the ways that motherhood has been depicted in art throughout history and across many different cultures, from the Ancient Americas to the present day.

TMA Docent Martin Randall
Image: “Motherhood,” Stanisław Wyspiański

The Art Speaks program is made possible in partnership with the Tucson Museum of Art and with the support of
Arizona Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities.