Tucson's Public Art
Father Kino

Title: Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, by Julien Martinez (1988)

Location: Northwest corner of South Kino (Campbell) Avenue and East 15th Street (between Broadway and 22nd).

Details: None

She Said:

While this piece of staturary is more pedestrian than the big red spider outside the main public library, I think that it suits Tucson, somehow.  The Santa hats that show up each December add a note of humor to an otherwise fairly conventional artwork.  This is by no means intended to denigrate Father Kino, a figure beloved in Tucson history!

He Said:

The Santa hats show up every year. It's the one sure sign that Christmas is nigh. No one knows who puts them there: a true mystery of the desert.

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