Nationally known for its superb photography exhibitions, Etherton mounts shows of modern-day and classic photographers alike.

You might find Danny Lyon’s break-your-heart Texas prison photos, Mark Klett’s brilliant landscapes, grounded in the history of the West, or Kate Breakey’s gorgeous painted photos of desert birds.

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An every-other-year juried Arizona Biennial charts trends in the state.

Outstanding permanent collections include The Art of Latin America, which starts with pre-Columbian antiquities dating to 500 B.

Skilled colorist Claire Campbell Park makes gorgeous tapestries that are like paintings in the thread.

Painter Alfred Quiroz delivers acid political commentary in large-scale history paintings.

Now celebrating its 40th season, the center was founded in 1975 with the complete archives of five photographic eminences: Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Frederick Sommer.

Since then, the center has grown like Topsy, and now houses the archives of 239 masters, from Lola Alvarez Bravo to Edward Weston.

The museum faces the Center for Creative Photography, making it easy to visit both on the same day.

For in-your-face, up-to-the-minute, pop-surrealist art, this gallery is the ticket.

He and his glass-blasting team also do production work, making lines of drinking glasses, paperweights and holiday ornaments. (520) 624-2333 This up- and-coming regional museum occupies a whole city block; the main building, in a 1960s brutalist style, stands harmoniously alongside a collection of historic buildings arranged around a lovely patio.

Visitors to the shimmering space can peer through a window – of glass, natch – to watch the glassmakers at work, pushing molten glass into the glory hole furnace. (The patio also has a restaurant, Café a la C’Art.) TMA hosts a wide array of regularly changing exhibitions by noted artists. Julie Sasse snagged a show by Ai Weiwei, the internationally known Chinese artist-activist, and has put together other exhibitions charting everything from the rise of contemporary string art to the new emphasis on the “nocturne” in art--sensuous night-time works in paint and print.

C., on up through Spanish colonial art and into the quirky folk art of today.