April 12, 2013

Tucson. November, 2006

A part of every trip I make to visit my friends Simon and David in Tucson is my “walk” from their home at the base of “A” Mountain to the downtown campus of the University of Arizona (with stops at thrift shops, cafes and Mexican folk art stores along the way.) The university art museum is a jewel. Ditto the Center for Creative Photography just across the way. Their shows are always first-rate, like this one: Richard Avedon’s In the American West. The place is never crowded, allowing the visitor some peace and quiet in which to examine not only the special exhibits, but also the offerings from their vast permanent collection. And, frankly, it’s nice to duck out of the constant Arizona sunshine for a little while into a place of subdued and gentle darkness. (With any luck, I’ll be making my “walk” through Tucson this very day, ending with an art opening of Simon and David’s work this evening. Life is good.)

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