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February 1-29, Musical Instrument Museum


Group Free

Through February 6
Casa Grande Art Museum
Cortez Blue: A Journey into the Wonderful Sea of Cortez & the Wild Blue Pacific, showcases underwater photography by Philip Bonds. Call for times. Free. 319 W. Third St., Casa Grande,, 520-836-3377.

February 1-29
ASU Art Museum
Where Without Whom, through Feb. 6; Paul J. Smith Portraits: A Photographic Journal of the Ceramic Community, through March 26; Tony Labat: Love Me Two Times, through April 21; Superflex: Superfake/The Parley, through April 30; Participant: Photographs by Spencer Tunick From the Stéphane Janssen Collection, through May 28; Watertight: Sandra Ramos, through May 28; and Between Earth and Sky: Southwest Art in China, Feb. 27-May 28. 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,, 480-965-2787.

February 1-29
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,, 480-488-2764.

February 1-29
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,, 623-322-2001.

February 1-29
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
A Plethora of Platters – Ceramic Art by Alvin Pace, through March 6. Call for times and admission prices. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler,, 480-782-2695.

February 1-29
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
All Things Are Possible – The Inspired Life Work of Michael Naranjo, through Feb. 28; Desert Relations, featuring photography by Wayne Norton, through Feb. 28; and 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,, 928-684-2272.

February 1-29
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,, 602-275-3473.

February 1-29
Heard Museum
Frida Kahlo – Her Photos, through Feb. 8; Spirit Lines: Helen Harding Etchings, through March 6; The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century, through April 3; Gifted! Recent Additions to the Heard Collection, through May 22; We Are! Arizona’s First People, through May 22; Las Favoritas de Frida: Selections from the Heard Collection, through Sept. 28; Confluences: Intergenerational Collaborations, Feb. 6-April 17; and Personal Journeys: American Indian Landscapes, Feb. 27-Sept. 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,, 602-252-8848.

February 1-29
Mesa Contemporary Arts
Ecosystem, through March 24; Docents Select VI, through April 17; Distant Visions: Apparatus and Ephemera From the Televisor Era, 1884-1928, through May 1; Jeff Reich: Recurrent Edges, Feb. 12-April 17; and 37th Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition, Feb. 12-April 24. 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,, 480-644-6500.

February 1-29
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,, 520-881-0606.

February 1-29
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. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix,, 480-478-6000.

February 1-29
Phoenix Art Museum
Liliane Tomasko: The Last 10 Years, through Feb. 14; Masterworks of Spanish Colonial Art from the Phoenix Art Museum’s Collections, through Feb. 28; The White Shirt According to Me. Gianfranco Ferré, through March 6; and Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane—Masterpiece Drawings From the Casa Buonarroti, through March 27. The Resonance of Clay, through April 1; Cameos: Sculpture in Miniature, through April 17; Flowers, Fruit, Books, Bones: Still Lifes From the Center for Creative Photography, through May 15; and Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980, Feb. 27-June 6. Call for times and admission prices. Admission is free the second Sunday of each month. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix,, 602-257-1222.

February 1-29
Prescott Center for the Arts
Visions of Silence, through Feb. 13; and The Shape of Things, Feb. 15-March 25. 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,, 928-445-3286.

February 1-29
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,, 602-495-0901.

February 1-29
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,, 480-837-2612.

February 1-29
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,, 480-874-4666.

February 1-29
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,, 928-445-3122.

February 1-29
Shemer Art Center
Arizona Sculpture: Two Years Outdoors, through Nov. 1, 2017; and Outsider Art Exhibition, Feb. 3-March 10. 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.

February 1-29
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,, 928-445-1230.

February 1-29
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,, 480-983-4888.

February 1-29
Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery
Merely Players, through May 14. Call for times. Free. 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe,, 480-350-2822.

February 1-29
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,, 480-350-5100.

February 1-29
West Valley Arts HQ
Members of the Arizona Watercolor Association display their works, through Feb. 5. The focus shifts to “Floral & Botanical,” Feb. 18-March 24, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Call for times and admission prices. 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise,, 623-584-2626.