Children’s Exhibit – Carrillos School third Grade
March 19th – March 30
Children in third grade at Carrillo Elementary School work with their classroom teachers research the ecology of the desert and with their art teacher creating images to go with the research facts they are learning.
La Pilita Museum works to preserve the history of Barrio Viejo and early Tucson through oral histories. The museum is home to over one hundred oral history interviews. Interviewees donate their stories and photos so others may have a more accurate view of early life in Tucson. During this exhibit which features over 20 panels of stories and photos the museum collects more stories and makes appointments for new interviews.
From Camino Real to South Main
Featured Exhibit - From Camino Real to South Main
In the Gallery | Tuesday – Saturday | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The La Pilita site marks the original water source of Tucson, and today, is dedicated to telling the story of the road that came here and the people who walked it. Here are the remnants of the Hohokam, the Spaniards, the Mexican-Americans and the Barrios that shaped the culture of Tucson.
First emerged a pathway from the south tread by the earliest Indians, then it broadened to a dirt road etched with the tracks of heavy freight wagons and the hoof prints of pack animals. That dirt road became the “King’s Highway” or “Camino Real” to be paved over and named the Main Avenue of Tucson.
Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Presents: Barrio Images - Small Pictures
April 2nd through April 24th, 2013
Art supports the museum! The talented artists of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild spend many days “plein aire” in Barrio Viejo locating and painting iconic scenes of old Tucson and the southwest. Theos images are frames, matted or shrink wrapped for a major exhibit of their work. Paintings must all be priced under $200 with 30% of the profit going to the museum. Many artists are award winning masters of the brush!
Reception ♦ April 13
Saturday 2-4pm - Las Aguilitas, youth mariachi band performs
TUCSON, AZ 85701
HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday – Saturday
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Closed for the Summer
May, June, July, August
Entry is free but donations are appreciated
Field trip fees- see Education
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From Camino Real to Main Ave
Oral Histories of the Barrio
“TAKE A SEAT” AUCTION
See our one-of-a-kind chairs created by Tucson Artists. Place a bid as chairs become available.