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Through October 5
Tempe History Museum
The Tempe Sound, through Oct. 5, tells the story of music in Tempe with hundreds of pieces of music paraphernalia honoring such groups as The Refreshments, St. Madness, and Walt Richardson and the Morningstar Band. 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 October 30
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
Women Making Faces – Portraits by Arizona Women, through Oct. 24; and Blow Up! An Exhibition of Inflatable Art, through Oct. 30. Call for times and admission prices. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 480-782-2695.
ASU Art Museum
Yoshua Okón: Octopus, through Oct. 3; Found(ing) Story: The Oliver B. James Collection, through Nov. 14; Statement Piece: Erik Gronborg and Ehren Tool, through Nov. 21; Miguel Angel Rios: Landlocked, through Dec. 26; Contemporary Mexican Photography: Existe lo que tiene nombre, through Jan. 9; and Where Without Whom, Oct. 3-Feb. 6. 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 reopens for the season Oct. 1, showcasing an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that describe the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. Highlights of the new season include a special saddle display, monthly demonstrations of the historic stamp mill, a renovated archaeology wing and a new series of monthly family programs. 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.
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.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Hidden Treasures: Western Highlights from the University of Arizona Museum of Art, through Dec. 6; A Piece of the Enchanted Land: Ceramic Creations from New Mexico Pueblos, through Jan. 3; Wish You Were Here: Bill Green’s Wickenburg Postcards, through May 31; and All Things Are Possible – The Inspired Life Work of Michael Naranjo, Oct. 17-Feb. 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.
Loloma: Expressions in Metal, Ink and Clay, through Oct. 4; Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport and Art, through Nov. 29; The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century, through April 3; Frida Kahlo – Her Photos, Oct. 31-Feb. 8; and Las Favoritas de Frida: Selections from the Heard Collection, Oct. 31-Sept. 28, 2016. 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
Ten Pick 10, through Dec. 6; Chicano State of Mind, through Jan. 10; Yonder Peasant… The Photography of Pedro E. Guerrero, through Jan. 17; The Past Decade of Collecting by Cheech Marin, through Jan. 24; and Curatorial Spotlight: Ricardo Ruiz, through Jan. 24. Valley Metro passes are the focus of artworks in 10 x 10 Takes a Ride! Celebrating the Valley Metro expansion to Mesa Arts Center, the benefit show and sale runs Oct. 6-15, with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 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. Mending the Soul with Miniature Stitches: The Needlework of Ray Materson, through Jan. 10, features 23 narrative small-scale needleworks. While serving a 15-year prison sentence for drug-related crimes, the angry and sorrowful Materson sought redemption and found solace in stitching his life story using scraps of bed sheets as a canvas and threads from socks he unraveled. 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.
Musical Instrument Museum
Thousands of instruments and artifacts from around the world are showcased. Beyond the Beat: Drums of the World, through Oct. 11, explores drum construction, performance techniques, and the immeasurable and cultural significance of drums around the world. Experience the Alps, Oct. 3-4, salutes Oktoberfest celebrations, with music and dance performances, and hands-on crafts. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Phoenix Art Museum
One-of-a-Kind: Unique Photographic Objects from the Center for Creative Photography, through Oct. 18; American and European Art of the 1920s and ’30s, through Nov. 15; Masterworks of Spanish Colonial Art from the Phoenix Art Museum’s Collections, through Feb. 28; and Al Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads – Gold, Oct. 3-Jan. 31. Call for times and admission prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.
Vistas & Visions of the Colorado Plateau, through Jan. 31, is a solo exhibition for Ron Larson, who creates watercolor and oil paintings inspired by the landscape and natural beauty of the Colorado Plateau region. M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $5, adults; $3, seniors; $1, children 5-15. 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd., Page, powellmuseum.org, 928-645-9496.
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
Kelly Richardson: Tales on the Horizon, through Jan. 10; Architecture + Art—Chris Fraser: Looking Back, Oct. 3-Jan. 10; Archilumen, Oct. 2-Jan. 10; and Bruce Munro: Ferryman’s Crossing, Oct. 3-April 24. 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.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
Inspirational Journey: The Story of Lewis and Clark, featuring artwork by Charles Fritz, through Oct. 31, 2016. Tu-W, F-Sa, 9:30 a.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.
Sharlot Hall Museum
Law ’n’ Order, through Feb. 28, 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.
Shemer Art Center
Terrestrial Wood, through Oct. 15; Arizona Sculpture: Two Years Outdoors, Oct. 22-Nov. 1; and Arizona Sculpture: Aesthetic Alchemy, Oct. 22-Nov. 19. 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.
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, Oct. 17-April 15, takes guests to the past, long before there were borders between the U.S. and Mexico. The Second Saturdays lecture series continues at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 with a presentation on “Indian Labor” by John Westerlund. 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.
West Valley Arts HQ
Tradición, through Oct. 9, includes a variety of artwork that honors the Hispanic/Latino culture; and Surprise Invitational, Oct. 22-Dec. 11, is a juried exhibit of top local visual artists. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Call for times and admission prices. 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, 623-584-2626.
Pueblo Grande Museum
Desertscapes: Narrative Landscape Photography by Wayne Norton, Oct. 2-Aug. 31. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; $6, adults; $5, seniors; $3, children 6-17; free, children 5 and younger. The museum celebrates International Archaeology Day with free admission Oct. 17. 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, 602-495-0901.
Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery
Green and Gray opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2 and continues through Jan. 2. Call for times. Free. 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2822.