Tucson’s mainstream art museum is built around three donated collections, embracing European and American classics. As such, it’s enjoyable but not especially notable for those who’ve visited New York, Washington DC or other major metro areas and their facilities. What does stand out is the huge altarwork from Spain’s Cathedral of Ciudad Rodrigo by 15th century religious art masters—the spiritual and artistic forebear of the Mexican retablos (painted altar pieces) that are a key facet of Southwest Hispanic art. Donated by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the 26-panel retablo represents the height of this distinctive European art form.
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