MUSEUMS

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Through February 22
Phippen Museum
Docents Select Exhibition, through Feb. 8; and Click – The West Through the Lens, through Feb. 22. 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.

February 1-28
ASU Art Museum
Fusion: Three Views/One Collection, through Feb. 28; Architecture for Place: Glenn Murcutt, through April 4; and The Gift: Selections from the Armstrong-Prior Archive, through June 20. 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.

February 1-28
Cave Creek Museum
The museum features an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. February is Authors Month at the museum, with presentations by Sheldon Winkler, Feb. 7; Jeffrey Marshall, Feb. 14; Jerry Matney, Feb. 21; and Bryan Dooley, Feb. 28. The museum also hosts a children’s Valentine program from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 8, featuring traditional Valentine crafts, historic games and edible treats. W-Th, Sa-Su, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.; F, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $5, adults; $3, seniors; $2, students. 6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek, cavecreekmuseum.org, 480-488-2764.

February 1-28
Challenger Space Center
Designed to inspire, excite and educate people of all ages about the mysteries and wonders of space, science and the universe in which we live, this world-class complex offers space missions, camps, lectures, classes, stargazing nights, and more. 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.

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 February 1-28
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Sharing the West: The Tia Collection, through March 1; Top Hand – The Working Cowboy, through March 1; Collecting the West: Inspiration to Creation – The Hidden Life Behind Bronze, through March 1; The Next West: Innovating Tradition, through March 1; and A Piece of the Enchanted Land: Ceramic Creations From New Mexico Pueblos, through Jan. 3, 2016. 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.


February 1-28

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.

February 1-28
Heard Museum
That’s the Way I Like It, through Feb. 8; Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art, through Nov. 29; The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century, through April 3, 2016; Time Exposures: A Photographic History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century, Feb. 14-Sept. 27; and Loloma: Expressions in Metal, Ink and Clay, Feb. 28-Oct. 4. 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.

February 1-28
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.

February 1-28
Mesa Contemporary Arts
Insectographia: Drawing in Enamel, through March 1; Arrangement for a Silent Orchestra, through March 22; Chamber Music: A Mostly Silent Installation, through April 26; 36th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition, Feb. 13-April 5; and Beaded, not Broken, Feb. 13-April 12. 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.

February 1-28
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. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr., Tucson, theminitimemachine.org, 520-881-0606.

February 1-28
Musical Instrument Museum
Beyond the Beat: Drums of the World, through June 21, explores drum construction, performance techniques, and the immeasurable and cultural significance of drums around the world. The exhibit also looks at differing concepts of rhythm in Asia, Africa and the Americas, and the role of drums in rituals, military events and even as systems of nonverbal communication. Experience Carnival, Feb. 7-8, focuses on the costumes, characters and vibrant musical traditions from Trinidad and Tobago, Puerto Rico and more. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

February 1-28
Phoenix Art Museum
Don Coen: The Migrant Series, through Feb. 1; Vanitas: Contemporary Reflections on Love and Death from the Collection of Stéphane Janssen, through Feb. 8; All That Glitters Is Not Gold, through March 1; Sacred Stories & Images of the Buddha: The Vessantara Jataka Scroll, through March 8; Fashioned in America, through March 15; The Resonance of Clay, through April 1; Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation, through April 12; Platinum: Contemporary Photography, through April 15; and Mysteries from Europe: Works by Unidentified Artists, through April 19. Call for times and admission prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.

February 1-28
Pueblo Grande Museum
Supply and Demand: Hohokam Pottery Production, through Aug. 31, features new research on the Hohokam, which reveals a remarkable economy that relied on the production and distribution of goods at a scale that challenges how we think about prehistoric exchange patterns. A behind-the-scenes tour with Holly Young, curator of collections, is offered at 2 p.m. Feb. 11 and 25. 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, 602-495-0901.

February 1-28
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.

February 1-28
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art    
Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia, through April 19; and southwestNET: Crosspollination, through April 26. 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.

February 1-28
Shemer Art Center
MicroDWELL 2015, through March 1; and The C12 Collective Presents: The Art & Science of Emotional Intelligence, through March 12. 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.

February 1-28
Smoki Museum    
An Essential Relationship: Amateurs and Professionals in Central Arizona Archaeology, through May 31. 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.

February 1-28
Superstition Mountain Museum
Ted DeGrazia’s Superstition Collection, through April 9, features 28 original paintings and numerous sketches depicting the history, legends and landmarks of the Superstition Mountains. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. $5, adults; $4, seniors; $2, students. 4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, superstitionmountainmuseum.org, 480-983-4888.

February 1-28
Tempe History Museum
The Tempe Sound, through Oct. 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.

February 1-28
Western Spirit
Celebrating the essence of the American West, past and present, the museum features rotating displays of Western art and cultural treasures, interactive exhibits, multimedia productions and an ongoing schedule of educational programs and public events. Tu-W, F-Sa, 9:30 p.m.-5 p.m.; Th, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $13, adults; $11, seniors; $8, students and children 6-17. 3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, scottsdalemuseumwest.org, 480-686-9539.