- Category: Things to Do in Phoenix
- Issue: Sep 2014
Through September 20
Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery
Local and national artists present ceramic sculptures, botanical prints and drawings, original children’s book illustrations, and contemporary paintings and installations in Summer of Love: Family, Friendship and Devotion. Call for times. Free. 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2822.
Arizona Historical Society Museum
Above and Beyond: Arizona and the Medal of Honor, through Nov. 2. Featuring five actual Medals of Honor earned by a diverse mix of military service members, the exhibit tells Arizona’s history with the award, which is associated with iconic names like Geronimo, Cochise and Frank Luke Jr. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $5, adults; $4, seniors and students; free, children 11 and younger. Arizona Historical Society Museum, 1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, azmoh.org, 480-929-9499.
ASU Art Museum
Funny Papers, through Sept. 6; The Garden in the Machine, through Sept. 13; Warhol: New Gifts, through Sept. 13; These Are a Few of My Favorite Things, through Oct. 4; In Solitude, Where We Are Least Alone, through Nov. 8; Shifting Sands: Recent Videos From the Middle East, Sept. 6-Nov. 29; and Richard Walker: the predicament of always (as we are), Sept. 27-Jan. 3. Tu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; W-Sa, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, 480-965-2787.
Challenger Space Center
They Came from Outer Space, through Oct. 4, examines the life and work of Geoff Notkin, author, explorer, science writer, meteorite specialist, photographer and host of TV’s hit series, Meteorite Men. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $8, adults; $7, seniors; $6, children 3-12; free, children 2 and younger. 21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, azchallenger.org, 623-322-2012.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Treasures Seldom Seen: Art & Artifacts from the Museum’s Permanent Collection, through Oct. 5; Living in the Desert: Decisions and Consequences, through Jan. 4; and Sharing the West: The Tia Collection, through March 1. West of Center, featuring works by members of the Wickenburg Art Club, is on exhibit through Sept. 28, with demonstrations by various artists in a range of media taking place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept 28. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $7.50, adults; $6, seniors; free, youth 16 and younger. 21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, westernmuseum.org, 928-684-2272.
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
Fire history exhibits cover nearly an acre, including more than 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus from around the world, as well as the National Firefighting Hall of Heroes honoring firefighters who have died in the line of duty or who have been decorated for heroism, a memorial to the firefighters and other rescue workers lost on 9/11, a large fire safety exhibit that includes a two-room safety house, and many hands-on exhibits for children. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $6, adults; $5, seniors; $4, children 6-17; $1.50, children 3-6. 6101 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, hallofflame.org, 602-275-3473.
Stories Outside the Line: American Indian Ledger Art, through Sept. 21; BUILD! Toy Brick Art at the Heard, through Sept. 28; Chocolate, Chile and Cochineal, through Nov. 2; That’s the Way I Like It, through Feb. 8; and The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century, through April 26. M-Sa, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for admission prices. 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, 602-252-8848.
House of Broadcasting
Dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history, personalities and paraphernalia of radio and TV in Arizona. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. 7150 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale, houseofbroadcasting.com, 602-944-1997.
Mini Time Machine Museum
Dedicated to the preservation and display of antique and contemporary miniatures, the museum features more than 275 miniature houses, room boxes and collectibles. Tu-Sa, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. The museum celebrates its fifth anniversary with free admission throughout September. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr., Tucson, theminitimemachine.org, 520-881-0606.
Hold Your Horses, through Oct. 26, is an invitational exhibition and sale featuring artwork focused entirely on the horse. Kathy Quick Anderson, Steve Atkinson, Buckeye Blake, Teal Blake, Karen Cooper, Fred Fellows, Curt Mattson, Gerry Metz, Bill Nebeker, Sarah Phippen, Cynthia Rigden, Robert “Shoofly” Shufelt, Wei Tai, and Don Weller are among the featured artists. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $7, adults; $5, students; free, children 12 and younger. 4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, phippenartmuseum.org, 928-778-1385.
Phoenix Art Museum
Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona, through Sept. 21; INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, through Sept. 28; Quiet Rage, Gentle Wail: Prints and Masks of Japanese Noh Theatre, through Nov. 16; The Romance of Clay, through April 1; Paulo Bruscky: Art Is Our Last Hope, Sept. 6-Dec. 28; and Sacred Stories & Images of the Buddha: The Vessantara Jataka Scroll, Sept. 20-March 8. Call for times and admission prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.
Pueblo Grande Museum
Ghost Towns of Arizona: Photography of Kurt Wenner, through Sept. 30. Featuring more than 40 images of Arizona ghost towns, taken between 1996 and 2006, the exhibit emphasizes that not all history is written by people who live in big cities. A presentation on Arizona ghost towns by historian Marshall Shore is planned at 6 p.m. Sept. 4. Tu-Sa, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. $6, adults; $5, seniors; $3, children 6-17; free, children 5 and younger. 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, 602-495-0900.
River of Time Museum
Guests can trace the steps of ancient people who passed through the area, with exhibits focusing on Fort McDowell, Fountain Hills, the Yavapai people, and Four Peaks Amethyst Mine. Call for times. $3, adults; $2, seniors; $1, children 5-12. 12901 N. La Montana Blvd., Fountain Hills, riveroftimemuseum.org, 480-837-2612.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Bill Owens: Suburbia, through Sept. 7; Visions: Exposure, through Sept. 7; Spy Studio, Sept. 23-Jan. 25; and Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns, which opens with a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 and continues through Jan. 11. W, F-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Th, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su, noon-5 p.m. $7, adults; $5, students; free, children 15 and younger; free admission on Thursdays. 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, 480-874-4666.
Paintings by Peterson Yazzie are featured in Between Worlds, through Nov. 30. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $7, adults; $6, seniors; $5, students; free, children 11 and younger. 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, smokimuseum.org, 928-445-1230.
Shemer Art Center
Pushing Paper, Sept. 4-Oct. 9, features art created from paper that is cast, woven, folded, collaged, cut, formed, assembled and installed by Arizona artists. An opening reception takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 4. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Th, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-262-4727.
Tempe History Museum
Members of the Tempe Artists Guild portray the people and animals of Arizona through paintings and drawings in Go Figure, Sept. 5-Oct. 5. An opening reception with refreshments and entertainment is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 5. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Free. 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, tempe.gov/museum, 480-350-5100.
Mesa Contemporary Arts
The Ringmaster: Phillip Curtis’ Circus Act, Sept. 12-Nov. 30; Still Moving: Imagining the Circus in a New Way, Sept. 12-Dec. 7; Circus Today: Pencil Drawings by Mark McDowell, Sept. 12-Jan. 4; Ten-in-One: Contemporary Art Goes Circus!, Sept. 12-Jan. 25; and Sideshow: Luster Kaboom, Sept. 12-Jan. 25. Tu-W, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Th-Sa, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su, noon-5 p.m. $3.50; free, children 7 and younger. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.