Sunday, January 4, 2009

Maynard Dixon at TMA

We went to see the Maynard Dixon exhibit at the Tucson Museum of Art today. Dixon is a California artist who was in love with Arizona even before he saw it. He spent the last years of his life living at the edge of town in a adobe house on Prince Road west of Tucson Blvd. The Ronstadts were his neighbors. He painted the ever changing light on the Catalina Mountains over and over again. He never got tired of it, of course, and neither can any other desert rat.

His paintings and drawings would be enchanting even if they didn't glorify the glorious Arizona desert. To see our beloved mountains captured so elegantly is a real treat.

The show ends February 15. The first Sunday afternoon of every month, the museum is open free of charge.

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