The center and museum, major links in UA’s chain of nine museums, are neighbors across the street along pedestrian- and cycle-friendly Olive Road, at the center of the on-campus fine arts complex from the University of Arizona.
The Academic Art Museum, 1031 N. Olive Road, originally the brainchild of UA Chairman John Schaefer and renowned landscape photographer and conservationist Ansel Adams, opened in 1975 in a former retail space retail along North Park Avenue.
The center, 1030 N. Olive Road, now has 270 archival collections, which include some of the most recognizable names in 20th-century North American photography, according to the CCP website.
There are over 8 million archival items, including negatives, working prints, contact sheets, correspondence, audio-visual material and memorabilia.
This is in addition to over 90,000 works by over 2,200 photographers, a library and an oral history collection.
Across the street at UAMA, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe and Rembrandt are just a few of the artists who quickly come to mind in the collection of over 5,000 paintings, sculptures and drawings. , with a focus on European and American fine art. from the Renaissance to the present day.
For younger kids, artists from Tucson high school students representing five school districts showcase diverse perspectives, technical skills, and creativity in the “Our Stories” exhibit. The show ends on Sunday, August 26.