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Tucson Sights

Center for Creative Photography

  • 1030 N. Olive Rd. Map It
  • University

Updated 05/27/2014

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Ansel Adams conceived the idea of a photographer's archive and donated the majority of his negatives to this museum. In addition to its superb collection of his work, the center has works by other major photographers, including Paul Strand, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Weston, and Louise Dahl-Wolfe. Changing exhibits in the main gallery display selected pieces from the collection. On the first Friday of every month, a themed display of photos from the archives is set up, unframed,

in the print study room for up-close viewing and discussion with docents.

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1030 N. Olive Rd., north of 2nd St., Tucson, Arizona, 85719, United States

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  • Free
  • Mon.–Fri. 9–5, Sat.–Sun. 1–4

Updated 05/27/2014


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By Loretta

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Mar 27, 2004

Photo Fun

We are fans of Fodor recommendations particularly when they take us a little off the beaten path. This was well worth the trip to Wildcat Country (University of Arizona).

By Jill2

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Aug 23, 2003

Don't go out of your way

My daughter is a photographer so while visiting Tucson we had to stop in at the center (located at the university). There was one small exhibit up and it was not impressive, plus a group of other photographs that were okay... but nothing we would have gone out of our way to see.

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