- Category: Things to Do in Phoenix
- Issue: Aug 2014
Through August 10
Mesa Contemporary Arts
Boundless: The Book Transformed in Contemporary Art; Fold, Paper, Scissors; In/Visible; Turning the Page: Sculpture by Marilyn da Silva; and Metal and Beyond: Betsy Douglas, all through Aug. 10. 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.
Through August 16
Prescott Center for the Arts
Novel Approach: Art and a Book, through Aug. 16. M, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. Free. 208 N. Marina St., Prescott, pca-az.net, 928-445-3286.
Through August 24
Tempe History Museum
Items ranging from hot sauce to heart defibrillators are on display in Made in Tempe. The exhibit showcases items from about 40 companies that were manufactured, constructed or formed in Tempe, either historically or currently. 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.
Through August 28
Shemer Art Center
Shemer Student & Faculty Exhibit, through Aug. 28. 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.
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 filled 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
Rhythm & History: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Collection, through Aug. 9; 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; and In Solitude, Where We Are Least Alone, Aug. 9-Nov. 8. 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. 3, examines the life and work of Geoff Notkin, author, explorer, science writer, meteorite specialist, photographer and host of TV’s hit series, Meteorite Men. Four authentic spacesuits also are on exhibit through Aug. 1. 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. $8, adults; $8, seniors; $6, children 4-17; free, children 3 and younger. 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
The Process and the Page: Developing Photographic Books, through Aug. 17; Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona, through Sept. 21; Quiet Rage, Gentle Wail: Prints and Masks of Japanese Noh Theatre, through Nov. 16; and INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, Aug. 23-Sept. 28. 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. 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
Linear Thinking: Selections From the Permanent Collection, through Aug 31; Bill Owens: Suburbia, through Sept. 7; and Visions: Exposure, through Sept. 7. 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.
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, through Sept. 20. Call for times. Free. 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2822.