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TUCSON MUSEUM OF ART & SHOPPING AT OLD TOWN ARTISANS

Founded in 1924, The Tucson Museum of Art is located in the heart of the Historic Presidio District, the Museum is home to more than 6,000 works of art. The main museum and lower galleries feature contemporary art and 19th and 20th Century American Art. The location of the Museum has allowed for the incorporation of two homes from the Historic Block to be transformed into galleries. The Fish House is named for its builder, Edward Nye Fish. Constructed of mud adobe, the house is a true representation of early Tucson home building. Mr. Fish, an entrepreneur of modest fame in the area, finished his home in 1867. The scene of many social events and weddings, it now houses the Western Art exhibit. The Stevens’ House, finished in 1866, was built by Hiram Stevens. Mr. Stevens was a prominent businessman who became involved in early Tucson politics. An eccentric of sorts, as President of the Tucson Gas Company, Mr. Stevens opposed electricity coming to Tucson. With failing health in his later years, he shot his wife and committed suicide. She survived a head wound, he did not! The Stevens’ House had its’ premier as a gallery in April 2001 and contains Pre-Colombian, Spanish Colonial and Latin American Folk Art.

This tour is approximately 4 hours and is inclusive of round trip transportation, admissions where applicable, bottled water on board, and a JW Marriott Starr Pass Destination Services Guide throughout. This tour is a rain or shine event.

* Note: Maximum is 50 guests