Are you ready for August? Here are some fun ways to spend the dog days of summer!
Birds of Tohono Chul Walking Tour
Tohono Chul hosts several docent-led and self-guided walking tours of its grounds. Learn to identify birds that are local residents and those just passing through, plus information on habits and habitat during the Birds of Tohono Chul tour. Tours are included in the admission price; reservations are not necessary.
Center for Creative Photography – Wynn Bullock: Revelations
This exhibition at the Center for Creative Photography Gallery represents the most comprehensive assessment of photographer Wynn Bullocks (American, 1902-1975) extraordinary career in nearly 40 years. Bullock worked in the American modernist tradition alongside colleagues and friends Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, and Ansel Adams. The arc of Bullocks innovative achievements is surveyed through more than 100 prints. The Center for Creative Photography is the premiere research collection of American photographic fine art and archives.
Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life
The Tucson Botanical Gardens hosts the New York Botanical Garden’s blockbuster exhibit: Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life through August 31, 2017. This exhibit examines Kahlo’s work through the lens of the plants and nature in her paintings and her personal gardens. Tucson Botanical Gardens was selected as the only institution to receive this extraordinary exhibition designed by one of the world’s premier botanical gardens, the New York Botanical Gardens. Tucson’s exhibit is a homecoming to familiar landscapes, celebrating Frida and her gardens against the vivid backdrop of the multicultural heritage of Tucson and the State of Arizona.
Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry & Fiber Art
Arizona State Museum’s new permanent exhibit opens April 8, 2017 and features a sampling of the more than 35,000 specimens of basketry and other fiber art in the museum’s extensive collection, ranging from millennia-old objects to modern-day masterpieces that celebrate the Southwestern U.S. region’s ancient and abiding fiber-weaving traditions. ASMs total assemblage of basketry and fiber art specimens dating back some 8,000 years represents the major indigenous basket-making cultures from across North America. The museum’s unparalleled collection of basketry and pottery has been designated an American Treasure by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Save America’s Treasures Program.
Bookmans Free Summer Kids Events
Everyone’s fave used book store, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, hosts a cornucopia of fun-filled, family-friendly events on Tuesdays-Fridays all summer long. Join us at each of our locations for Free Summer Kids Events at Bookmans! From mad science experiments and Lego build-offs to meeting real-life mermaids and pirates as you sail the seven seas, to exciting storytelling of puppets, magic and more, Bookmans is the place to be for educational, interactive fun. Check out what’s in store at your local Bookmans with Free Summer Kids Events.