Saturday, March 2, 2013

San Xavier Mission

The mission church at San Xavier del Bac, south of Tucson, is considered the finest example of Spanish colonial architecture and art in the United States. The perspective class that I am taking at Arizona Sonora Desert Museum's Art Institute will be on location here during our last class. We will be sketching details of this inspiring place with its many curves and arches and doorways and walls.

This image shows a southwestern view of the church late in the afternoon. The church attracts many tourists as well as photographers, including the legendary Ansel Adams. Often called the "White Dove of the Desert," its white form is visible from far away against the pristine blue desert sky.

Copyright 2013
Wanda Hayes Eichler


  1. I would love to visit this next week!

  2. It's on the itinerary! So glad you are coming!