4425 Campbell Ave., Tucson
HOURS: Mon.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.,
Sun. noon–5 p.m.
Eric Firestone is interested in how modernism, in all its forms, found purchase in the desert Southwest. His main gallery, in a Josias Joesler–designed adobe at the corner of River and Campbell, is set up as if it’s the winter home of a very cultured Southwesterner before the population boom, with amazing well-preserved Monterey furniture (along with later Gottschalk and Eames chairs) arranged in each small room.
The gallery’s collection of paintings—displayed at the main foothills gallery and at a separate exhibition space downtown (266 E. Congress St., 520/903-0997, Wed.–Sat. 11 a.m.–5 p.m.)—is heavy with desertland modernists like Maynard Dixon, Douglas Denniston, Jorge Flick, and Philip Curtis, as well as the more traditional Southwestern styles of artists like Jack Van Ryder and Pete Martinez.