|After breakfast we'll board our motorcoach in front of the hotel and depart for the Tucson Museum of Art, located in the historic El Presidio neighborhood of downtown Tucson.|
First established in 1924 as the Tucson Fine Arts Association, the Museum made its home in the Kingan House on Franklin Street in the El Presidio Historic District. In 1954 the association was officially renamed the Tucson Art Center.
In 1975 the Center moved to its present location and became the caretaker of five historic properties – La Casa Cordova, Romero House, Edward Nye Fish House, Stevens/Duffield House and the J. Knox Corbett House – and the name was changed to the Tucson Museum of Art. Today the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block encompasses an entire city block in historic downtown Tucson, and features original and traveling exhibitions focusing on Art of Latin America, Art of the American West, Modern and Contemporary Art and Asian Art.