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 2023-2024 Season will be presented live in the gallery each month.

Preregistration is required. Call TCA at 520-398-2371.

Presentations in this series are free for TCA members and $10 for guests and nonmembers. Click here to become a MEMBER.


Save the Dates:

October 12, 2023
November 9, 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 Envelope,” 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.

Susie Heintz
February 15th, 5pm

Matisse, the Magnificent Master of Color

 Color, texture, pattern, and passion abound
when Henri Matisse is mentioned. We explore his innovative style; examine his fierce rivalry
and secret partnership with Picasso.

TMA docent, Susie Heintz

(Image credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art / H Matisse / ARS)

Martin Randall
February 29th, 5pm 

Vermeer In Amsterdam

The recent blockbuster Vermeer exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam brought together the largest number of Vermeer’s paintings ever seen in one place. Of the 37 surviving paintings by Vermeer, 28 of them were on display at this breathtaking and beautifully curated show.

TMA Docent Martin Randall
Image “Girl With A  Pearl Earring”
Johannes Vermeer.
Courtesty Wikipedia

Special event pricing:
Member Fee: $10.
NonMember Fee: $15.

Martin Randall
April 4th, 5pm

Hohokam Art

The Hohokam are known for two things — their farming skills and their skills with arts and crafts. This talk explores their beautiful artwork in pottery, jewelry, stoneware, and shell artwork.

TMA Docent Mary Jo McMullen
Image courtesty of: PrimitiveLifeways

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.