ACLU of Arizona’s “Sixty Years of Daring to Create a More Perfect Arizona” exhibit opening at Arizona History Museum


This traveling exhibit is closing at Etherton Gallery (135 S.6th Avenue) on Feb. 2nd, moving to the Arizona History Museum, 949 E. 2nd Street on Feb. 5 (to March 5), 2019. From Tucson the exhibit travels to Prescott, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Winslow, and  back to Tempe where it started.


Since 1959, the ACLU of Arizona has worked in courts, the Legislature, and communities statewide to protect the constitutional rights of all people. With the help of nearly 20,000 members and tens of thousands more supporters, we are able to take up the toughest civil liberties fights. Our work is not about one person, one party, or one issue. It is about all of us, we the people, coming together and daring to create a more perfect Arizona. We are in this together.
More information.
This exhibit will be open from February 5th to March 5th 2019.
Opening Reception and Workshop about Civil Discourse February 6th 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.”

Carolyn’s note: Just viewed this powerful traveling exhibit at Etherton Gallery, with art by several local Tucson artists whom I know: Rand Carlson, Steve Farley (Mayoral candidate),  Ruben Urrea Moreno, George Strasburger, Linda Valdez. Check out this politically motivated art show next week at the AHM.  I particularly liked two oil paintings about court cases by Robin Savage, which I had seen at an earlier show at the YWCA of Southern Arizona.

Disclaimer: I was on the ACLU of Arizona state board for 5 years, and was a card carrying ACLU member.

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  1. The speaker on Civil Discourse had to cancel at the last minute, but there were still many people at this opening reception tonight, including Mayoral candidate Steve Farley, who has a photograph in the show entitled “Borders Between Us”, showing migrants repeated in a design, at the border. Especially enjoyed 2nd look at Ruben Urrea Moreno’s “The Tree of Civil Liberties” with portraits of MLK,Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and other civil libertarians. Also deeply moving is Jennifer Eschedor’s “Migrant Memorial” quilt depicting white crosses for those who have died while crossing the US/Mexico border, with three Desconicidas, skeletal remains only. Powerful travelling exhibit, for another month at AHM. Also wonderful to see Cheryl Berech’s painting “Freedom from Fear: Reprise” back on exhibit, after being stolen from Etheton Gallery, but recovered by the police when the alleged thief returned to get a receipt for the painting (Odd facts).

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