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June 1-30
ASU Art Museum (FREE)
A Dream on a Dream: Encounter with Claudio Dicochea, through June 2; Sabor Acomodar, through June 30; and Bajo Presión/Under Pressure, through July 14. Tu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; W-Sa, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, 480-965-2787.


June 1-30
AZ Heritage Center
2017 Historymakers, through Sept. 30, 2019. M-Th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; F-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $12, adults; $10, seniors; $8, children 7-17; free, children 6 and younger. 1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, arizonahistoricalsociety.org/museums/tempe, 480-929-0292.

June 1-30
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
A collaborative exhibit with Vision Gallery continuing through Aug. 25, Object Inspiration examines everyday objects that may not be so ordinary through the eyes of an artist. Call for times and admission prices. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2695.

June 1-30
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Collects the West, through June 3; and Curator’s Playlist: Greatest Hits from the Museum Collection, June 2-July 8. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $12, adults; $10, seniors; free, children 17 and younger. 21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, westernmuseum.org, 928-684-2272.

June 1-30
Gallery at TCA (FREE)
Eleven Arizona artists share a variety of drawing styles and media – from traditional pencil, ink, paint and charcoal to computer drawings and robotic designs – in Draw, through Sept. 1. Tu-Th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; F, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sa, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2867.

June 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 dating from 1725 to 1969. The National Firefighting Hall of Heroes honors firefighters who died in the line of duty or were decorated for heroism, and another exhibit pays tribute to the firefighters and other rescue workers lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Hands-on exhibits for children also are featured. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $7, adults; $6, seniors; $5, children 6-17; $2, children 3-5. 6101 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, hallofflame.org, 602-275-3473.

June 1-30
Heard Museum
Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith, through July 1; Symmetry in Stone: The Jewelry of Richard I. Chavez, through Aug. 5; and Dear Listener: Works by Nicholas Galanin, through Sept. 3. M-Sa, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for ticket prices. 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, 602-252-8848.

June 1-30
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
Patti Warashina: Transitory Conversations, Rachel Bess: Adventure and Control, Marilyn Szabo: Life & Death Portraits, Colin Chillag: It Is Important to Be Nobody and We the People: Contemporary American Figurative Art, through Aug. 5. 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.

June 1-30
Mini Time Machine Museum
Dedicated to the preservation and display of antique and contemporary miniatures, the museum showcases more than 275 diminutive houses, room boxes and collectibles. Miniatures by Members of SAME (Southern Arizona Miniature Enthusiasts club), through Aug. 26; and Scenes from Salvaged Scraps, June 5-Aug. 26. 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.

June 1-30
Musical Instrument Museum

Thousands of instruments and artifacts from around the world, plus live performances make MIM a music-lover’s dream. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

June 1-30
Phippen Museum
PAWS (Phippen Award Winners): Small Works to Go Show & Sale, through June 3; Cool, Cool Water, through July 22; and New Acquisitions to the Phippen, June 10-Aug. 12. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, 1-4 p.m. $7, adults; $5, students; free, children 12 and younger. 4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, phippenartmuseum.org, 928-778-1385.  

June 1-30
Phoenix Art Museum
Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism, through June 3; Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now, through July 15; To Be Thirteen: Photographs and Videos by Betsy Schneider, through Oct. 14; Carlos Amorales: Black Cloud, through Nov. 4; 2017 Contemporary Forum Artists’ Grants Winners, through Nov 4; Warriors in World War I, through Dec. 2; Modern Simplicity: Selected Gifts from Elaine and Sidney Cohen, through Dec. 2; and Saintly Soldiers of the Sikh Faith, through Dec. 2. Call for times and ticket prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.

June 1-30
Pueblo Grande Museum
Find out how archaeologists rediscover history from pieces of pottery in Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales, through Aug. 31. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Su, 1-4:45 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. Royce Manuel, an Akimel O’odham artist and educator, discusses Protecting a Way of Life: Kinship Responsibilities at 6:30 p.m. June 6.

June 1-30
River of Time Museum
Guests learn about water and its ongoing role in shaping Arizona, plus the future of water sustainability in the desert, with exhibits focusing on Fountain Hills, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Verde communities. Call for times. $5, adults; $4, seniors; $3, children 6-12. 12901 N. La Montana Blvd., Fountain Hills, rotmuseum.org, 480-837-2612.

June 1-30
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Wild Thing: Adventures with the Permanent Collection, through Sept. 30; Refik Anadol: Infinity Room, through Sept. 30; and Lydia Okumura: Situations, June 9-Oct. 14. Call for times and admission prices. 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, 480-874-4666. A free opening celebration for the summer exhibits takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. June 8.

June 1-30
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History, through Sept. 30; The Art of Joe Beeler, through Oct. 28; and Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from the Allan and Judith Cooke Collection, through Dec. 29. Tu-Sa, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $15, adults; $13, seniors; $8, students and children 6-17. 3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, scottsdalemuseumwest.org, 480-686-9539.

June 1-30
Shemer Art Center (FREE)
Arizona’s Blooming Desert, through July 12, is a juried exhibition featuring pieces by Arizona artists in all art mediums, showcasing the beauty of the state’s flowers, plants, trees and landscapes. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, 602-262-4727.

June 1-30
Smoki Museum
A historic replica of an ancient pueblo, the museum features pottery, tools, clothing, baskets and more from several Southwestern cultures. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, 1-4 p.m. $7, adults; $6, seniors; $5, students; free, children 11 and younger. 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, smokimuseum.org, 928-445-1230.

June 1-30
Tempe History Museum (FREE)
Four photographers share informal portraits and short interviews of random folks on the streets of the city in Humans of Tempe, through March 24. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 1-5 p.m. 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, tempe.gov/museum, 480-350-5100.