April 1-30, Heard Museum


Group Free

Through April 23
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
You Only Live Once and This Could Be the Once: Stories About Living, featuring works by Mary Bruns, through April 23. Call for times and admission prices. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2695.

April 1-24
Prescott Center for the Arts
Youth Scholarship Exhibit, April 1-24. 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.

April 1-30
ASU Art Museum
Superflex: Superfake/The Parley, through April 30; Tony Labat: Love Me Two Times, through May 28; Participant: Photographs by Spencer Tunick From the Stéphane Janssen Collection, through May 28; Watertight: Sandra Ramos, through May 28; Between Earth and Sky: Southwest Art in China, through May 28; and Blow Up: New Acquisitions, through Aug. 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.

April 1-30
Cave Creek Museum
The museum showcases an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. 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; free, children 12 and younger. 6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek, cavecreekmuseum.org, 480-488-2764.

April 1-30
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, 623-322-2001.

April 1-30
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Wish You Were Here: Bill Green’s Wickenburg Postcards, through May 31. 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.

April 1-30
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. $7, adults; $6, seniors; $5, children 6-17; $2, children 3-6. 6101 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, hallofflame.org, 602-275-3473.

April 1-30
Heard Museum
Confluence: Intergenerational Collaborations, through April 17; The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century, through April 24; We Are! Arizona’s First People, through May 22; Las Favoritas de Frida: Selections from the Heard Collection, through Sept. 25; and Personal Journeys: American Indian Landscapes, through Sept. 28. Two ongoing exhibits open this month: Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest, on April 9; and The Third Dimension: Sculptural Stories in Stone and Bronze, April 30. 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.

April 1-30
Mesa Contemporary Arts
Docents Select VI, through April 17; Jeff Reich: Recurrent Edges, through April 17; 37th Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition, through April 24; and Distant Visions: Apparatus and Ephemera From the Televisor Era, 1884-1928, through May 1. 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. The center unveils its newest public art installation, Musical Shadows, at 2 p.m. April 2.

April 1-30
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. Twelve artists explore the psychological impact of re-creating the world in tiny proportion in Feel Big Live Small, through April 17. Tu-Sa, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. Call for ticket prices. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr., Tucson, theminitimemachine.org, 520-881-0606.

April 1-30
Musical Instrument Museum
Thousands of instruments and artifacts from around the world, plus live performances are in the spotlight. Advanced wireless technology and high-resolution video screens enable guests to see the instruments, hear their sounds and observe them being played in their original settings. The violin takes center stage in Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker, through June 5. Guests can celebrate East Indian music and culture during Experience India, April 16-17. The program features music, dance, exhibit talks and hands-on activities. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

April 1-30
Phippen Museum
Inspiration to Creation: The Hidden Life Behind Bronze, through July 17. 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.

April 1-30
Phoenix Art Museum
The Resonance of Clay, through April 1; Cameos: Sculpture in Miniature, through April 17; The Ultimate Collection: Iconic Baseball Cards from the Diamondbacks Collection, through April 24; Flowers, Fruit, Books, Bones: Still Lifes From the Center for Creative Photography, through May 15; Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980, through June 5; Defining Moments: 50 Years of Fashion at Phoenix Art Museum, April 2-Aug. 7; and Phoenix Rising: The Valley Collects, April 16-May 29. Call for times and admission prices. Admission is free the second Sunday of each month. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.

April 1-30
Pueblo Grande Museum
Desertscapes: Narrative Landscape Photography by Wayne Norton, through Aug. 31. M-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. Pueblo Grande Auxiliary hosts author Gregory McNamee for the presentation, Native in a Strange Land: The Life of Mike Burns, Indian Scout, at 7:30 p.m. April 6.

April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Bruce Munro: Ferryman’s Crossing, through April 24; Yo Soy… Je Suis…, I Am… The Future…, through April 27; and Betye Saar: Still Tickin’, through May 1. 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.

April 1-30
Sharlot Hall Museum
Law ’n’ Order, through April 30, salutes the men and women of the sheriff’s office from Prescott’s territorial days to the present. The exhibit includes weapons from all eras of law enforcement, antique handcuffs and leg irons, an 1800s jail cell door, an early breathalyzer and a Prohibition-era moonshine still. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $7, adults; $6, seniors; free, children. 415 W. Gurley St., Prescott, sharlot.org, 928-445-3122.

April 1-30
Shemer Art Center
New Art Arizona, through April 28; and Arizona Sculpture: Two Years Outdoors, through Nov. 1, 2017. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Th, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free. 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, 602-262-4727.  

April 1-30
Smoki Museum
A historic replica of an ancient pueblo, the museum features pottery, tools, clothing, baskets and more from several Southwestern cultures. Connections Northwest/Southwest: Paquimé and the Pueblo World, through April 15, takes guests to the past, long before there were borders between the U.S. and Mexico. 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.

April 1-30
Superstition Mountain Museum
Ted DeGrazia’s original Apache Collection, through June 30. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. $5, adults; $4, seniors; free, children 17 and younger. 4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, superstitionmountainmuseum.org, 480-983-4888.

April 1-30
Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery
Merely Players, through May 14. Call for times. Free. 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2822.

April 1-30
Tempe History Museum
Legend City, through Oct. 2, includes hundreds of pieces from the family amusement park, from ticket stubs and character costumes to the dummy used by ventriloquist and Miss America 1965 Vonda Kay Van Dyke in her on-site act. 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.

April 1-30
West Valley Arts HQ
Four female artists working in different mediums highlight their diverse artistic strengths in Variations, April 1-May 13. The show includes works by Donna Heslip, Karen Douglass, Corinne McAuley and Mary Bruns. Call for times and admission prices. 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, 623-584-2626.