Gallery at TCA


No Admission Fee

PageToScreenPostcard webPage to Screen
Feb. 13-June 6

The vast wealth of images and story lines that books offer has been a major source of inspiration for the film genre. Some adaptations are as well-loved as the original books, while others have left audiences wanting. Dr. Lawrence and Holley Thompson have collected hundreds of pieces of art, memorabilia and toys from TV shows and films such as Zorro, M*A*S*H and James Bond and creators such as Dr. Seuss, Chuck Jones and Walt Disney. This exhibition is a reflection of their dedication to preserving and sharing the rich history of some of America’s favorite children’s books, comic books and fictional literature that have been adapted to film and television over the past 75 years.

Thank you for your support:  APS web logo

Special thanks to: Dr. Lawrence and Holley Thompson, Tempe Center for the Arts Foundation, Tempe Public Library, Chuck Jones Center for Creativity, Arizona Museum of Natural History in Mesa; Arizona Historical Society/Southern Division in Tucson, Old Tucson, The Library of Congress in Washington, DC and artist
Chris Gall and Dreamworks Animation.

Related Events
web icon for film screenings (Custom)

Friday Film Screenings
Join local pop culture fans and film scholars at this series of film screenings highlighting some of the books and films from the TCA’s Page to Screen exhibition.

This event is free and takes place on selected Fridays from 5-7 p.m. inside the Gallery.

The Adventures of Superman, 1952 and Superman, A.K.A.  Mad Scientist, 1941
April 24
Introduction provided by Tempe Public Library’s Rolf Brown, a local historian presenting television series Episode #1 and Fleischer Studios #1 animated cartoon. All ages, unrated. 

Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer, 1954
May 1
Introduction provided by ASU’s Peter Lehman, Ph.D.; Director for The Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture presenting the unaired pilot by director Blake EdwardsAdult audiences, unrated.  

M*A*S*H, 1970
May 22
Introduction provided by TCA docent and Air Force Veteran, Steve Pearson. Screening is in honor of Memorial Day weekend and the service of our Arizona veterans.  Adult audiences, rated R. 
Film rights provided by Criterion Pictures.

Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty
May 29
Introduction provided by TCA’s curator Michelle Nichols Dock. All ages, rated G. 
Film rights provided by SWANK Motion Pictures.

The Mark of Zorro, 1940
June 5
Introduction provided by ASU’s Kelly Nelson, Ph.D.; Senior Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Studies at the School of Letters and Sciences and TCA docent. All ages, unrated. 
Film rights provided by Criterion Pictures.

» Audio Connections 
» Docents 
» Education 
» Past Exhibitions 
» Public Art 
» Tours
» Receive electronic arts notifications


» Arizona Landscapes 
Landscapes Artists 
Merrill Mahaffey 
Mary Shindell 
Mark Klett 
» Horizonte: Sounds of Cultura (SOC): Mixing It Up: Building an Identity 
» Chuck Jones exhibition 
» Outsiders Within
» American Pop

Brown Line

The Gallery at TCA offers visitors a warm and friendly environment for thoughtful and engaging experiences and features a variety of curated, traveling and juried exhibitions. 

The Gallery at TCA is a 3,500 square-foot visual arts space that engages visitors with both two- and three-dimensional artwork by local and internationally-recognized artists. Themes span the gamut of popular and cultural interest. 

A journey through the gallery leads visitors to an enclosed sculpture garden where larger works are highlighted. 

Vital Commotion #4Tempe Community Galleries
Tempe utilizes several unique public spaces to showcase numerous exhibitions featuring professional and student artists. Visit the Community Galleries for more information on exhibitions at the Youth Library, Connections Café and the United States Post Office Windows. 

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.