Rotating exhibitions display some of the 15,000 DeGrazia originals housed in the permanent collection including oils, watercolors, sketches, serigraphs, lithographs, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry. Not only does the rotating gallery showcase unseen treasures from DeGrazia’s vault it also displays some of his most well-known collections such as the “Way of the Cross” which is on display every year for Easter.
New Exhibit: “DeGrazia’s Circus”
Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia lived in Southern Italy from the ages of eleven to fifteen, where the Italian circus left a strong impression on him. “DeGrazia’s Circus” features a selection of paintings created more than twenty years later, inspired by his childhood memories of circus horses and clowns. There will be an opening reception for “DeGrazia’s Circus” at the Gallery in the Sun Museum, from 5-7 pm on Friday January 31, 2020. The exhibit will remain on display through September 2, 2020.
New Exhibit: “DeGrazia’s Saguaro Harvest”
The giant saguaro cactus of the Sonoran Desert casts a long shadow over the career of Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia. From his depictions of the traditional saguaro harvest of the Tohono O’odham people, and his use of the iconic cactus as both a regional landscape element, and as an abstracted symbolic design, saguaros were an enduring source of natural inspiration. “DeGrazia’s Saguaro Harvest” features a selection of saguaro drawings, paintings and jewelry that spans 25 years of his career. There will be an opening reception for “DeGrazia’s Saguaro Harvest” at the Gallery in the Sun Museum, from 5-7 pm on Friday January 31st, 2020. The exhibit will remain on display through September 2nd 2020.
New Exhibit: “Abstract Paintings of Ted DeGrazia”
A rare collection of abstract work by Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia is featured in “Abstract Paintings of Ted DeGrazia”. Beginning with his master’s thesis paintings in the mid-1940’s and continuing through the mid-1950’s, these works range from small sketches and studies to large format paintings and screen prints. This new exhibit is on display now at the Gallery in the Sun Museum, through May 27, 2020.
Annual Exhibit: “The Way of the Cross”
While living in Italy as a small child DeGrazia was exposed to the art of the Catholic Church. Although he never formally participated in church life, this particular series of paintings reflect a deep reverence for all things religious. Instead of the traditional 14 Stations of the Cross, DeGrazia’s collection culminates with the resurrection. “I never thought the cycle would be completed unless we had the 15th station where Jesus arises in glory.” This exhibit is on display now at the Gallery in the Sun Museum, through May 27, 2020.