What started as a small construction project in the early 1950s developed into a 10-acre National Historic District designed and built by acclaimed Arizona artist Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia. The Gallery in the Sun Museum has six permanent collections of paintings that trace historical events and native cultures of the Southwest. Rotating exhibitions display some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals housed at the gallery. A consignment room displays DeGrazia originals available for purchase, while the gift shop offers a wide selection or reproductions. The grounds also include the Mission in the Sun, with its rock floors, interior murals and open-air roof. We are open daily from 10am-4 pm.
Wonderful little get-away from the hustle and bustle of life. The grounds are just as beautiful as the artwork. Everything has Ted DeGraiza's touch-he artfully built his studio, gallery, and gardens as carefully as he constructed his art. Wonderful guest gallery where you can purchase art from local artists as well as a gift shop. Modest entrance fee of $8 for adults. And the cactus landscape that surrounds the gallery is beautiful.
Such a treasure! It's a very unique experience to be able to view the artwork, walk through the artist's home and roam the grounds, learn the history and hear about his motivation all in one location. Absolutely beautiful.
Lovely gallery setting of DeGrazias artistic works! Small, but fabulous presentation! This Arizona Treasure is a must-see for all! And the Staff is always to answer your questions...and the grounds are very rustic, but most attractive! Worth the drive, in the North Tucson area!!! You will not be disappointed!!!
On the Trail with Ted DeGrazia
Riders on horseback are featured in “On the Trail with Ted DeGrazia”, a new exhibit of oil paintings at the Gallery in the Sun Museum. Dating from 1948 to 1972, the riders in these paintings include cowboys, Native Americans, and…
DeGrazia Underground: Miners and Prospectors of the Old West
Miners and prospectors of the old West are the subject of “DeGrazia Underground: Miners and Prospectors of the Old West”, a new exhibit at the Gallery in the Sun Museum. This new selection of drawings and oil paintings by Tucson…
The Way of the Cross
The annual showing of Ted DeGrazia’s “The Way of the Cross” is on display through Lent with 15 original oil paintings that depict the suffering and crucifixion of Christ. Instead of the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross, DeGrazia’s collection culminates…