/ Modified mar 8, 2013 2:57 p.m.

Exhibit Explores Desert Grasslands Art

On display: Artists 'passionate about the environment'


The desert grasslands of the Sonoran region, though often overlooked, feature an abundance of life, and through that, the Tucson Museum of Art is putting the notion of art imitating life on display.

Julie Sasse, the museum's chief curator, says this fragile and diverse ecosystem serves as inspiration for the current exhibit in the main gallery.

“It’s amazing to see the number of artists that are becoming passionate about the environment,” says Sasse.

The natural environment has always played a role in inspiring artists, and Sasse says this exhibition, an exploration of a subtle and complex ecosystem by a number of artists, demonstrates a range of insightful perspectives.

“This exhibition is meant to look at things empirically, at face value for what you see,” Sasse says. “Then to step back and take a look at it to see what it means … that’s what’s happening with all the work in this exhibition.”

Web Extra: Artist M.F. Cardamone describes her work:



By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona