Arts & Culture

Jewish Arts and Culture

Enjoy the rich and diverse variety of arts and culture in Tucson and the surrounding area.

JCC Fine Art Gallery

A hidden Tucson gem, the JCC Fine Art Gallery has rotating exhibits featuring local and traveling artists. This beautiful space provides members and visitors an extraordinary visual experience. Displayed works include fine art, photography, painting, jewelry, sculpture, textiles, and even children’s art. Shows rotate every four to six weeks. For more information about the gallery or to submit your portfolio for consideration, please contact

Lynn Davis
mail 3800 E. River Road, Tucson AZ 85718
phone 520-299-3000 x106
web  http://www.tucsonjcc.org/arts/fine-art-gallery

 

Jewish Arts Alliance

The Jewish Arts Alliance (JAA) is dedicated to supporting and inspiring Jewish artists and artistic Jews in Southern Arizona. The Jewish Arts Alliance is sponsored by the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Community Relations Council, and provides opportunities to showcase works of art, build networks, educate and outreach around issues of Judaism and the arts.  All Jewish artists are welcome to participate, regardless of age or gender. All that is required is that the artist be working to articulate his or her artistic vision. Jewish themes and concepts are encouraged.

phone 520-329-7707
facebook Jewish Arts Alliance

 

Sculpture Garden at the Tucson Jewish Community Center

Works of art from around the world grace the grounds of this outdoor sculpture garden. Sculptures from juried exhibitions and pieces from the permanent collection are available for purchase.

mail 3800 E. River Road, Tucson AZ 85718
web tucsonjcc.org/arts/sculpture-garden

 

Regional heritage sites of interest

Historic Jewish Cemetery & Monument at Boothill

In Tombstone, approximately 70 miles south of Tucson, local Jews were buried in a section separate from the Silver Rush section in this 1879 cemetery. A monument to honor the Jewish pioneers who helped settle the West was erected during the cemetery’s restoration, led by the efforts of Judge C. Lawrence Huerta, a Yaqui Indian. The monument is adorned with both Jewish and Indian symbols. Ceremonial items including soil from Israel are sealed inside.

mail 408 Arizona Highway 80 (just off Highway 80), Tombstone AZ 85638
phone 520-457-3300
web www.tombstoneboothill.com

 

Holocaust History Center (within the Jewish History Museum)

Through oral histories and artifacts, the Holocaust History Center describes Nazi persecution and shares the personal stories of survivors who now call Southern Arizona home. The center—located in a separate section of the Jewish History Museum—includes a wall of photographs of more than 100 local survivors.

mail 564 S Stone Ave, Tucson AZ 85701
phone 520-670-9073
web www.jewishhistorymuseum.org

 

Jewish History Museum

The museum is located in Temple Emanu-El’s 1910 building, home to the city’s first congregation, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A permanent collection of historical objects and rotating exhibits tells the stories of Jewish pioneers who began moving westward in the 1800s.

Judy Rose Sensibar, Executive Director
mail 564 S Stone Ave, Tucson AZ 85701
phone 520-670-9073
web www.jewishhistorymuseum.org