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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 contemporary art. The museum also hosts notable traveling exhibitions.
Many recent visitors praised the diversity of the exhibits and their unique setting. However, some note that the museum's size has hindered the growth of its collections (it is currently building a large, new wing). In addition to the museum's artworks, it also receives kudos from reviewers for its on-site gift shop and cafe.
You'll find the Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block in the El Presidio district, about 2 miles west of the University of Arizona campus (recent visitors also recommended checking out the art museum at the university). The museum welcomes guests from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. General admission costs $12 for adults, $7 for youths between the ages of 13 and 17 and college students with IDs, and is free for children 12 and younger. Tucson Attractions Passport holders can bring a friend for free. If you're hoping to save on admission, schedule your visit for the first Thursday of the month, when admission is free from 5 to 8 p.m. Parking is free. For more information, visit the Tucson Museum of Art's website.
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