The Tucson Desert Art Museum is now showing:
Buffalo Soldiers: The 10th Cavalry Regiment Told Through the Art of David Laughlin
Open Wednesdays through Sundays 10 am to 4 pm
Tucson Desert Art Museum • 7000 E Tanque Verde Rd • Tucson, AZ
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.
In addition to the artwork, the screening room will feature a film on the Buffalo Soldiers. The Greater Southern Arizona Area Chapter (GSAAC) is a non-profit charity organization founded in 1995 and operated as an affiliate of the Ninth and Tenth (Horse) Cavalry Association, is working to raise awareness and funds for a Buffalo Soldier Monument on the Quincie Douglas Community Center Plaza it Tucson.