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September 11, 2020 - January 9, 2021

From prolonged drought to flash floods, what are the particularities and paradoxes surrounding water in the American Southwest? Who has rights to water? How is water shared among people, plants and other animals? How do we reconcile diverse cultural and spiritual views of water? Parched: The Art of Water in the Southwest explores the complexity of water in the face of climate change and increasing populations. Nine Arizona-based artists created works, informed by scientific and cultural inquiry, that reflect diverse perspectives and provocative insight into our intricate relationship with water in our natural, cultural, and political landscapes.

*Due to COVID-19 we are taking additional safety precautions. You must register for a time slot to attend this exhibition; walk-ins will not be permitted entry. Each time slot allows one hour of gallery visitation, 10 patrons max. Visitors must check-in at the front desk, we ask you do not bring in personal belongings aside from essential items. Masks are required while inside the Center.

For further information please contact Program Manager, Sarah Smallwood,

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This event is free, ticketed registration is required. 

If there is a time you wish to view the exhibition that is not listed please email to inquire about an appointment.