The University of Arizona

Exhibit - 'A Look at Tucson's Cultural and Architectural Treasures'

A new exhibit at the University of Arizona celebrates the architectural and cultural heritage of the Old Pueblo. "A Look at Tucson’s Cultural and Architectural Treasures" is on display at the UA Main Library through Sept. 13.

The exhibit offers a brief history of two styles of music that have influenced Tucson’s cultural identity: classical music and mariachi music. Photographs of the Temple of Music and Art and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, original programs and ephemera illustrate Tucson’s connection with classical music.

Photographs, records and CDs also share the story of how Tucson developed into the premier destination for the study and performance of mariachi music. Popular mariachi musicians highlighted in the exhibition include Lalo Guerrero, Linda Ronstadt and Los Changuitos Feo.

Images of notable buildings such as the Fox Theatre, the Pima County Courthouse, the Santa Rita Hotel, and El Conquistador Hotel showcase Tucson’s architectural history. The unique style of Tucson’s religious architecture, perhaps best exemplified by the Mission San Xavier del Bac, is also explored.

"A Look at Tucson’s Cultural and Architectural Treasures" was curated to coincide with Tucson’s 237th birthday, an occasion in which Tucsonans are encouraged to recognize our community’s history, culture, arts and environment. The materials on display were selected from Special Collections and from the private collection of Joseph R. Diaz.

June 19 2012 – September 13 2012, All Day
Audience: 
All
Audience Size: 
Medium (51-100)

Where

Campus: 
Main Campus
Location: 
Main Library
Tucson, AZ
United States

Contact Info & Links

Department/Unit: 
Special Collections, University Libraries
Contact Person: 
Bob Diaz
Contact's Phone: 
520-621-7010
Contact's Email: 
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