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Buffalo Soldiers Exhibition Opening


In Honor of Black History Month, please join us at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for the opening reception of our Buffalo Soldiers art exhibition.

Buffalo Soldiers: The 10th Cavalry Regiment Told Through the Art of David Laughlin paints a picture of daily life for African American soldiers serving in the post-Civil War American West.Through his paintings, pen and ink drawings and block prints, artist David Laughlin depicts the 10th Cavalry Regiment’s daily activities while stationed in Arizona from 1885 to 1896.

With the United States Government pushing for western expansion, the Buffalo Soldiers’ tasks ranged from building frontier outposts and laying telegraph lines to protecting settlers, stagecoaches and railroad crews and fighting Native Americans, outlaws and rustlers. Their days were full and difficult, but, to most, their military service offered them a chance to obtain equal rights as citizens in the recently liberated United States.

Event Admission will include a screening, free view of all other exhibitions on display at the museum, in addition to a special presentation by buffalo soldier historical experts of the GSAAC Buffalo Soldiers:,

Currently, GSAAC is fundraising for The Tucson Buffalo Soldiers Memorial Plaza that is to be erected in Ward 5 right by the Quincie Douglas Library. At this present time there are no monuments or museums in Tucson representative of contributions Black Americans made in settling Southern Arizona.

Help support GSAAC’s memorial project mission by donating here:

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Tucson Desert Art Museum, and gaining free access to all of our exhibitions and special programming please visit us at:

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