Lecture – Lance Laber – Artist Ted DeGrazia and the Superstitions

Pink Icon Man - Lecture Event Date(s): 03/30/2017     Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Lance Laber 2014

Lance Laber

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.

Buy a raffle ticket! As a Self-supporting organization that receives no federal, state, or local funding, we rely on revenues generated by our gift shops, events, and fundraisers. As one of our fundraisers, at each week’s lecture we raffle off an item from our gift shop, usually something that is related to the lecture topic for the day. Raffle tickets are priced at 1 for $1, or 6 for $5. Winning tickets are drawn from tickets sold that day. Winner must be present to win.

Don’t forget to buy some tickets for this season’s special fundraising raffle of an exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set created by the renowned Native 2016-2017 Season fundraising raffle prize - exquisite coral and silver necklace and earring set handmade by renowned Native American master silversmith Tommy Jackson.American Navajo Silversmith

Tommy Jackson. Tommy’s jewelry is considered to be “investment quality” jewelry and is collected by many discerning collectors. Tickets will be on sale at all of our events, with the drawing to be held at the conclusion of our lecture series finale musical concert featuring Ron and Tara Houser.You need not be present to win this raffle.

We appreciate your support and participation in our raffle fundraisers.

Don’t miss this presentation!


Official Logo - Ted DeGrazia Foundation

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