The Gallery at TCA provides visitors a space for thoughtful and engaging art experiences. Free admission, tours and outreach programs are available year-round. Large-scale rotating exhibitions include a wide variety of local, regional and international artists, as well as themes of popular culture and interest.
The Gallery at TCA and its sister program, Tempe Galleries, have produced more than 150 large and small-scale art exhibitions and have featured more than 2,500 artists over the past ten years. Combined, these exhibitions reach an estimated 4 million people each year. New and exciting exhibitions continue to be developed with a special focus to broaden the mind, relate to multiple age groups and create interest in a variety of fields and subjects.
Tues – Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday: 10 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 7:30 pm
Open during some special events
Phone Number: (480) 350-2867
Sept 13, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020
(Art image by Yuko Yabuki)
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science.”
Albert Einstein (From Living Philosophies, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1931)
People have always been inventive and creative problem solvers who have used myths, maps and legends to aid in navigating the world and all its mysteries. The artists in this exhibition follow in the footsteps of ancient map makers and storytellers by sharing their own narratives about making sense of the world around us.
Daniel Martin Diaz
Kathryn Maxwell (Art image on right)
Oct 15 | 6-7:30 pm
Here be Dragons: Lecture with Emily Zarka, Ph.D., from PBS online series, Monstrum.
Learn about dragon myths, monster maps and pop culture’s enduring fascination with fantastical creatures.
Nov 15 | 6-8 pm
Mythology Game Night: For those who love classical mythology and games like Pictionary and Trivial Pursuit this event is for you. Bring your own team or join a team on-site to play.
Nov 2 | 6-7:30 pm
Join storytellers Kyle Mitchell, Joe Ray and Liz Warren for a night of hair-raising myths and local legends. Limited open mic slots available night of the event.
*Post Office Satellite Exhibition- Myths, Maps and Legends II:
Sept 20, 2019 - Jan 23, 2020
Featuring Artists: Yuko Yabuki, Lena Klett and Corinne Geertsen
(Art image by Yuko Yabuki)
WEAVE: construct- code- connect
Jan. 17-May 16, 2020
Cover image by Denise Yaghmourian
WEAVE features artists that intertwine materials, processes and ideas. Each artist’s style and vision are different, yet they share a common thread, they weave together the worlds of art and technology.
This exhibition is also part of a series of programs called CURIOcity. Throughout the 2020 exhibition cycle, the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts and Tempe Galleries satellite spaces celebrate arts, technology and the curious minds that thrive on connecting ideas across the disciplines.
Sneak Peek Week
Jan. 17-23, 2020
Free Public Reception
Jan 24, 2020, 6-9pm
Velma Kee Craig
Mary Bates Neubauer
Parking: Enjoy free cart rides from your vehicle to the TCA’s front door! TCA’s parking lot during construction is located at Hardy Dr. and Rio Salado Parkway. Just follow the signs.