Date(s): 03/30/2017 Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Famous Arizona artist Ettore “Ted” DeGrazia had a special love for the Superstition Mountains and even built a gallery in the Superstition foothills not far from this museum which was open until his death in 1982.
Lance Laber, Executive Director of the DeGrazia Foundation, will discuss the life and art of Ted DeGrazia, with special attention given to the details of DeGrazia’s notorious foray into the Superstition Mountains and the burning of $1.5 million dollars of his original art to protest the Federal inheritance tax. The foundation still owns and operates DeGrazia’s “Gallery in the Sun” in Tucson where visitors can view exhibits of DeGrazia’s original art and see the open-air chapel he and his friends built by hand.
A selection of DeGrazia’s paintings, his “Prospectors and Pack Animals” collection is currently on display in the Museum
The lecture begins at 2:00. Bring your lawn chairs, as seating for this event fills up fast. While you are waiting for the lecture to begin, you can buy a delicious hot dog or tamale from Pat the Hot Dog Lady. Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the museum for continuing education programs.
- Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen.
- Please, no smoking on the property.
- Please put your cell phone on vibrate during the lecture or turn it off.
Photos from this past event: