Through July 24
Shemer Art Center
Joy of Toys – Folk Art from Around the World, through July 24. 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
This Is Not America, Part III, through July 19; Funny Papers, through Aug. 9; Rhythm & History: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Collection, through Aug. 9; The Garden in the Machine, through Sept. 13; and These Are a Few of My Favorite Things, July 19-Oct. 4. Six original screenprints by Andy Warhol – a gift from the Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts – also are on display through Sept. 13. 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. 31, 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 July 26-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.
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.
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.
Unique and diverse man-made structures and dwellings from the American West are in the spotlight in Architecture in Art, through July 13. The focus shifts to Hold Your Horses, July 26-Oct. 26, an invitational exhibition and sale featuring artwork focused entirely on the horse. 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
Hollywood Costume: Celebrating More Than 100 Years of Cinema Storytelling, through July 6; William H. Johnson: An American Modern, through July 13; Hollywood Red Carpet, through July 27; The Process and the Page: Developing Photographic Books, through Aug. 17; and Quiet Rage, Gentle Wail: Prints and Masks of Japanese Noh Theatre, through Sept. 28. Call for times and admission prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.
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.
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 ($4 for the Fourth admission, July 1-5). 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.
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, Devotion, through Sept. 20. Call for times. Free. 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2822.
Tempe History Museum
Items ranging from hot sauce to heart defibrillators are in the spotlight in Made in Tempe, through Aug. 24. 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.
Paintings by Peterson Yazzie are featured in Between Worlds. The show opens with a reception at 1 p.m. July 5, and remains on display 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.