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Through May 5
Alwun House (FREE)
MB Hanrahan: Body of Work, through May 5, salutes life’s celebratory holiday moments with humor, sarcasm and wit. Tu-F, noon-6 p.m. 1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, alwunhouse.org, 602-253-7887.

Through May 6 (FREE)
Gallery at Tempe Center
Western Pop celebrates the nostalgia tied to the Western genre and exposes the facts and fiction about morality, race relations and economics in a complicated story that is the history of the American West. Tu-Th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; F, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sa, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2867.

May 1-31
ASU Art Museum (FREE)
Minds on the Move: The Treadmill Tapes, through May 6; Museum of Walking Annex, through May 20; Map(ing), through May 20; Francis Älys: Ciudad Juárez Projects, through May 27; and The Violence of Truth: Encounter with Jose Bernardi, through July 15. 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.

May 1-31
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 simulated space missions, camps, lectures, classes, stargazing nights and more. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $8, adults; $7, seniors; $6, children 4-12; free, children 3 and younger. 21170 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria, azchallenger.org, 623-322-2001.

May 1-31
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, through May 7; Having Their Picture Took: Western Portrait Photography Then and Now, through Oct. 8; Contemporary Art from the Tia Collection, May 27-March 4; and Stormy Weather: Western Atmospheres, May 27-Oct. 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.

May 1-31
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 3-6. 6101 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, hallofflame.org, 602-275-3473.

May 1-31
Heard Museum
Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain, through July 9; Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, through Aug. 20; and Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest, through Dec. 31. 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.

May 1-31
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
Black Box, through Aug. 6; Making Waves, through Aug. 6; and Flourish: A Survey of the New Contemporary Movement, May 12-Aug. 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.

May 1-31
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. Call for ticket prices. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr., Tucson, theminitimemachine.org, 520-881-0606.

May 1-31
Musical Instrument Museum
Dragons and Vines: Inlaid Guitar Masterpieces, through Sept. 4, showcases more than 30 instruments with incredible inlay by North America’s finest artists and luthiers. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000. Guests can celebrate Pacific Island music and culture during Experience Polynesia, May 20-21. The program features music, dance and hands-on activities.

May 1-31
Phippen Museum  
Docents Select, through June 18; By the Light of the Moon, through July 23; 12th Annual Miniature Masterpiece Show & Sale, May 2-29; and Phippen Award Winners: Art to Go, May 6-June 4. 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.  

May 1-31
Phoenix Art Museum
The Propeller Group, through May 14; Yeohlee and Richard Serra, through May 29; Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, through July 16; Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage, through Sept. 10; Good Sport, through Sept. 17; Longer Ways to Go: Photography of the American Road, through Oct. 15; Selections from the Schorr Collection, through April 25, 2018; and To Be Thirteen: Photographs and Videos by Betsy Schneider, May 4-Oct. 14, 2018. Call for times and ticket prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.

May 1-31
Pueblo Grande Museum
One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records, 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. The facility offers free admission on May 18 in honor of International Museum Day.

May 1-31
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 5-12. 12901 N. La Montana Blvd., Fountain Hills, riveroftimemuseum.org, 480-837-2612.

May 1-31
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
John Coleman: Past/Present/Future, through May 31; Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer, through Dec. 31; and The Scottsdale Craftsmen: A 70-Year Legacy, through Dec. 31. 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.

May 1-31
Shemer Art Center (FREE)
Arizona Sculpture: Two Years Outdoors, through Nov. 1. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, 602-262-4727.

May 1-31
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.

May 1-31
Superstition Mountain Museum
Original paintings by Ted DeGrazia (1909-1982) are on display in DeGrazia’s Prospectors and Pack Animals, through May 31. 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.

May 1-31 (FREE)
Tempe History Museum
Trains of Tempe, through Oct. 8, focuses on themes of transportation and transformation. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 1-5 p.m. 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, tempe.gov/museum, 480-350-5100.

May 4-25
West Valley Arts HQ
West Valley High School Student Art Show, features works by students from schools throughout the West Valley area. Call for times and admission prices. 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, 623-584-2626.

May 6-31
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Ocean of Light: Submergence, May 6-Sept. 24; (dis)functional: Products of Conceptual Design, May 13-Sept. 24; and I’m Sorry but It’s Hard to Imagine, May 20-Sept. 10. 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. Guests can meet and mingle with the artists and curators at a free opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. May 19.