The first museum that painter Joe Forkan ’89 ever visited was the University of Arizona Museum of Art — the UAMA.
He was a teenager at the time, a high school student in a rough part of Tucson. But he liked art, and one day he took himself to the museum.
“There was a beautiful Hopper on the wall,” Forkan reminisced recently, just before the museum opened a major solo exhibit of his work. “There was a Pollock, a Rothko.”