Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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The Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block pays tribute to the city's vibrant past not just in its name, but also in its appearance. Its galleries are housed in historical adobe homes that together make up an old-fashioned, Mexican-inspired village. Each structure is dedicated to a different artistic theme, such as the American West, Latin America and even contemporary art. The museum also hosts notable traveling exhibitions.
Many recent visitors praise the diversity of the exhibits. However, some note that the museum's size has hindered the growth of its collections. "Tucson deserves better," one visitor tells Yelp.com. "The architecture is fine but the permanent collection is not up to snuff with a community nearing 1 million."
You'll find the Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block in the El Presidio district, about two miles west of the University of Arizona campus. The museum welcomes guests from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and opens late on Sunday mornings. General admission is $8, and Tucson Attractions Passport holders can bring a friend for free. For more information, visit the Tucson Museum of Art's website.