Current Exhibits

  • The Artwork of David Tineo
    Paintings by David Tineo
    On display February 13 – Present, located on the fifth floor of the Health Sciences Education Building (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.
  • 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

  • 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.