Through November 2
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.
Through November 27
Shemer Art Center
Sunday at Shemer art festival and silent auction, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Materialize: 3-D Printing and Rapid Prototyping in Art + Design, through Nov. 27. 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.
ASU Art Museum
In Solitude, Where We Are Least Alone, through Nov. 8; Shifting Sands: Recent Videos from the Middle East, through Nov. 29; Richard Walker: the predicament of always (as we are), through Jan. 3; and Trout Fishing in America and Other Stories, through Jan. 17. 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.
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. New displays this year include Saddle Up and Arizona’s Greatest Battle. 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.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Is It Western?: Far From Somewhere, Paintings by Doug Smith, through Dec. 14; Living in the Desert: Decisions and Consequences, through Jan. 4; Sharing the West: The Tia Collection, through March 1; Top Hand – The Working Cowboy, through March 1; and Collecting the West: Inspiration to Creation – The Hidden Life Behind Bronze, Nov. 15-March 1. 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.
Chocolate, Chile and Cochineal, through Nov. 2; N. Scott Momaday: Art and Poetry, through Nov. 2; Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison, through Jan. 11; That’s the Way I Like It, through Feb. 8; and The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century, through April 2. 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
The Ringmaster: Phillip Curtis’ Circus Act, through Nov. 30; Still Moving: Imagining the Circus in a New Way, through Dec. 7; Circus Today: Pencil Drawings by Mark McDowell, through Jan. 4; Ten-in-One: Contemporary Art Goes Circus!, through Jan. 25; and Sideshow: Luster Kaboom, through 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.
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.
Musical Instrument Museum
The museum celebrates East Indian music and culture during Experience India, Nov. 1-2. Beyond the Beat: Drums of the World, Nov. 14-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. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Docents Select Exhibition, through Feb. 8; and Click – The West Through the Lens, Nov. 8-Feb. 22, with a presale and reception for the artists beginning at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7. 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
Quiet Rage, Gentle Wail: Prints and Masks of Japanese Noh Theatre, through Nov. 16; Focus Latin America: Art Is Our Last Hope, through Nov. 23; Paulo Bruscky: Art Is Our Last Hope, through Dec. 28; Don Coen: The Migrant Series, through Feb. 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; and The West Select: A Western Art Invitational Sale and Exhibition, Nov. 16-Dec. 28. Call for times and admission prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.
Pueblo Grande Museum
Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary hosts its ninth annual Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 1, with a preview beginning at 9 a.m. Supply and Demand: Hohokam Pottery Production, Nov. 7-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. The auxiliary also hosts Erik Berg, historian and author, for a lecture on The Eagle and the Archaeologists: The Lindberghs’ 1929 Southwest Aerial Survey, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5. 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
Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns, through Jan. 11; and Spy Studio, through Jan. 25. 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 History Museum
Elvis “The Cat” Del Monte, through May 31; Tempe Rock and Roll Photography, through Aug. 23; AZ Rock Star Gold Series, Nov. 14-Jan. 25; and The Tempe Sound, Nov. 14-Oct. 5, 2015. 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.
Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery
Taking place during the seven-year anniversary of Tempe Center for the Arts, TCA Biennial: Copper, through Jan. 24, features works on copper and art made of copper – a traditional material for seventh-anniversary celebrations. Call for times. Free. 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2822.