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TMA Reaches $1 Million in Naming Gifts

10 Mar 2017 by BizDESIGN in BizNEWS

The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block is pleased to announce three new gifts in its fundraising efforts through naming opportunities of galleries and facilities.

TMA’s second largest gallery, the Arizona Gallery, will be named for longtime patrons and museum donors Frank and Jean Hamilton who made a $250,000 gift this week. The gallery, to be known as the Frank and Jean Hamilton Gallery, will feature the Museum’s Art of the American West collection.

“Having been one of the members of the original Board of the Western Art Patrons, I have a keen interest in art of the American west,” said Frank Hamilton, who currently serves as vice president of the Museum’s Board of Trustees. “Tucson has been very good to us and we believe in giving back to one of the most important assets in the community.”

In addition the Hamilton’s gift, Joyce Broan and the Contemporary Art Society have committed to a major gift of $100,000. In honor of their combined gift, TMA will name Gallery 2 the Contemporary Art Society/Joyce Broan Gallery.

Combined with a naming gift of $500,000 announced Feb. 22, and another gift committed but yet to be announced, the TMA is over $1 million in naming gifts, all of which support the Museum’s upcoming renovation and reinstall of its exhibits as well as funding an endowment for long-term financial stability.

“These gifts strengthen the Museum not only now, but for the future,” said TMA CEO Jeremy Mikolajczak. “The Tucson Museum of Art has always been an integral part of our community and the support we get from our donors and patrons will ensure it remains so for generations to come.”

Museum Directions

The Museum is located at 140 N. Main Avenue in historic downtown Tucson at the crossroads of West Alameda Street and North Main Avenue. Parking is free in the Museum’s lot on West Washington Street.

 

Museum Hours

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Free First Thursday: Play! Happy Hours @ TMA: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Free admission for all, make, drink, and explore.

 

Second SundAZe @ TMA: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Free admission for Arizona and Sonora, Mexico residents every second Sunday of the month. Art-making activities and music. Fun for all ages.

 

Closed Mondays.

 

Admission

Adults, $12; Senior (65+), $10; Student (with college ID), $7; Youth (13-17), $7; Child (12 and under), free; Veteran and active military with ID, free; Museum member, Free.

 

About the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block’s mission is Connecting Art to Life. The Museum was founded in 1924 in the El Presidio Historic District of downtown Tucson. It is Southern Arizona’s premier presenter of fine art and art education programs.

 

The Museum features permanent and traveling exhibitions of Modern and Contemporary, Native American, American West, Latin American, and Asian art. The 74,000 square foot Museum offers guided tours, education programs, and studio art classes in a contemporary building. The Museum’s Historic Block of 19th and 20th C. adobe and Mission Revival-style buildings, encompassing an entire four-acre city block, includes the John K. Goodman Pavilion of Western Art, displaying the Museum’s notable art of the American West collection, the highly acclaimed Museum restaurant Café a la C’Art, and additional exhibition and studio spaces. For more information, please visit www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org or call (520) 624-2333.  Follow the latest events on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. TMA is a private 501(c)(3) charitable arts and education organization.

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