Our 2015 homage to the cult of the fiery chile – and decadent chocolate – also celebrates another enduring tradition of the borderlands, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a time we remember and honor those who have gone before. Throughout the grounds, vendors will feature chile- and Day of the Dead-inspired crafts and chile- and chocolate-enhanced foodstuffs and culinary delights. There will be food trucks, chile roasters, musical entertainment by local artists, sales of ornamental and edible chile plants, free Day of the Dead-themed face painting and children’s activities. $5 members, $15 general public (children 12 and under free)

The Rose and The Robe, DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

The travels of Fray Junipero Serra and the Franciscan missions he founded in early California are chronicled by artist Ted DeGrazia in a series of oil paintings and text titled “The Rose and the Robe”. In the late 1700’s, Serra founded the first nine of the twenty-one Franciscan missions established along the coast of Spanish colonial California from San Diego to San Francisco. An opening reception for The Rose and the Robe will be held at the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, August 28th 2015, and the exhibit will remain on display through January 27th, 2016.

This new Hands-On Experience at the Arizona History Museum Opens August 1, 2015.
You become part of the Exhibit! I AM Tucson is an exhibit that invites you to share your impressions and experiences of living in Southern Arizona. This non-traditional exhibit tells the story of Tucson in the words and drawings of those who live here both past and present. Visit the link for details!