Current Exhibits

  • I Have a Name
    Photographs by Jon Linton
    On Display from October 4, 2018 – Present, located on the second floor of the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB)
    • This exhibit is focused on a homeless campaign, whose enduring mission endeavors to create greater understanding and compassion for the nearly 3.5 million Americans who call the street home, and features imagery that documents the homeless. It is the sincere hope of this exhibition to provide the viewer an opportunity for pause and to change the way we see or perhaps more importantly do not see the homeless.
  • Gratitude
    Narrative stories, poems, and artwork created by first year medical and health professional students
    On display from September 10th, 2018 – Present, located on the sixth floor of HSEB (tours by appointment only)
    • This exhibit features student work created in appreciation for the opportunity to work with human donors during their Clinical Anatomy course. The work created for this exhibit offered students the opportunity to reflect on their experiences from the lessons of anatomy, and to honor the donors whose choices allowed the students to have those experiences.
  • Feel Well/Do Well
    Clay masks created by first- and second-year medical students and first-year physician assistant students under the guidance of arts in health practitioner Lisa Swanson
    On display July 27, 2018 – Present, located on the third floor of the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB)
    • Students used the creative process of mask making to foster self-expression and the exploration of personal and professional identity.
  • Hardscrabble Lives: Lessons in Observation
    Paintings by Sam Woolcott
    On display December 11 – Present, located on the first floor of the HSEB
    • Painter, rambler, observer and architect-at-heart, Woolcott’s work is fundamentally about stories — sometimes about nature, other times about the built environment — but foremost about how people interact with place. Her work — abstracted, layered and deep — contains architectural, mechanical and nautical elements, providing viewers with ephemeral glimpses into the artist’s world. Layers and abstraction create opportunities for deep observation. Deceptively uncomplicated, Woolcott’s work is rife with complexities. Deconstructed dwellings, allusions to water — or the lack thereof — in arid lands and fragments of lives long since passed, all reveal their stories with enough scrutiny. Observe, contemplate, consider the possibilities, but most of all, enjoy this glimpse into Woolcott’s world.
  • From House Calls to Hospitals
    Graphic panels from the Tempe History Museum
    On display May 9, 2017 – Present, located on the fourth floor of the HSEB
    • From House Calls to Hospitals is the story of medicine in Tempe from territorial times until the first hospital in 1944. The exhibit shows how local residents recruited their first trained physician Dr. John L. Gregg, who would be proceeded by many talented physicians, including Tempe’s first mayor Dr. Fenn J. Hart. Through the exhibit, discover how Tempe doctors went beyond health care to make significant contributions to their community and to Arizona.

Past Exhibits

  • Deferred Dreams/Untold Stories
    Paintings from artists represented by Xico, Inc.
    ​On display May 16, 2018 – September 7, 2018
    • This exhibit featured work related to the theme of DACA, DREAMers, immigrants and the children of immigrants. From personal stories and experiences to cultural stories and experiences, this exhibition explores how art can inspire, comfort, communicate and bring attention to these topics.
  • Nothing in Stasis
    Paintings by Monica Aissa Martinez
    On display November 16 – April 6, 2018
    • Monica Aissa Martinez is a Phoenix-based artist — who is of the region, rather than merely inhabiting the region. Her heritage is reflected in subtle and not-so subtle ways in her work. Anatomy, human and animal, is the focus of  her current body of work; her creations are like maps of the body. Inspired by the work of Leonardo da Vinci, Martinez observes, “He created all of the original anatomy work. Everyone should know about him. He should be part of any medical education.” As you view the exhibition ask yourself, "Who am I? What am I? What is the world? What is my relationship to it?"
  • The Artwork of David Tineo
    Paintings by David Tineo
    On display February 13 – November 30, 2017, located on the fifth floor of the HSEB
    • David Tineo is a globally recognized painter and muralist, whose bold, colorful works bring the myths, legends and history of the American southwest to life. His canvases are brilliant. The figures in his paintings are larger than life. From his brush come stories that embrace traditional Mexican folktales and the spiritual truths behind them. His works also offer unique perspectives on the paradox of Mexican-American identity in the United States. There is more to David Tineo’s artwork than can be seen by the naked eye. We know this simply because the artist himself cannot see his work. David Tineo is blind and has been so for the last ten years. Though his career as a teacher was cut short by macular degeneration that left him legally blind, it could not stop him from being an artist.
  • Male Deconstructed
    Paintings by Jon Wassom
    On display August 21, 2017 – October 23, 2017
    • Active in the Phoenix art scene since 2010, Male Deconstructed is Wassom’s seventh solo exhibition. His knowledge of human anatomy, learned in massage therapy school, is evident in this body of work. Diver, black belt, gymnast, musician and former professional figure skater, Jon Wassom draws on his passion for movement and rhythm in his paintings and drawings. Inspired by realists and abstract expressionists alike — such as Diebenkorn, Klimt, Rembrandt, Hopper, Pollock, Van Gogh and de Kooning — Wassom blends the two styles, generally starting each piece with a loose textural abstraction and then rendering the image utilizing the movement and abstract qualities underneath. Wassom works from high-contrast black and white photograph — both found online and his own — putting his own spin on the figures, abstracting them, adding color and interjecting his own emotions and response to the source image. How ambiguous can an image be before someone asks: “Who is it?”
  • 100 Years 100 Ranchers
    Photographs by Scott Baxter
    On display November 1, 2015 – February 28, 2016
    • Baxter’s work in the series has captured the portraits of various subjects; it has also created a greater awareness of the ranching culture and heritage in Arizona for residents and visitors; and it showcases the extraordinary beauty and diversity of landscapes in the State. His work gives them their due recognition for persevering through extreme challenges — land development pressures, drought, economic difficulties — to survive.
  • Quadriplegia
    Artwork by Sheila Pitt
    On display March 1 – July 10, 2016
    • Sheila Pitt’s works on paper entitled, Quadriplegia, reflect her experience as a quadriplegic by combining themes of pain and frustration into her art work that documents her slow and steady recovery.
  • Martin Luther King Dr.: Honoring an American Hero
    Photographs by Susan Berger
    On display July 12, 2016 – August 21, 2017, located on the fifth floor of the HSEB
    • Berger embarked on trips around the country to photograph streets that have been renamed to honor Martin Luther King Blvd. The series, in black and white, records everyday Americana.