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Arizona Capitol Museum (FREE)
Righting a Wrong: Japanese-Americans and World War II, through April 7, brings to life the incarceration of Japanese-Americans in camps west of the Mississippi, including two in Arizona. A joint exhibition with the Smithsonian Institution, the exhibit includes documents, photographs and personal stories. M-F, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, azlibrary.gov/azcm, 602-926-3620.
Arizona Heritage Center
2017 Historymakers, through Sept. 30. 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.
ASU Art Museum (FREE)
A Bigger Plan: Euan Macdonald, through Feb. 23; and Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolás Goldberg: Decomiso, through May 4. 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.
Cave Creek Museum
The museum showcases an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that chronicle the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. Paintings by Sharon Moon Brening and Cowboys Don’t Do Lunch: The Photographs of Herb Cohen, through May 31. W-Th, Sa-Su, 1-4:30 p.m.; F, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $7, adults; $5, seniors; free, children 11 and younger. 6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek, cavecreekmuseum.org, 480-488-2764. Guests can see the Golden Reef Stamp Mill in action at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Wagons West, through March 10; John Coleman: Bronze and Beyond, through March 10; One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Collects the West, through Sept. 29; and 50 Years/50 Favorites, through Dec. 31. 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.
Gallery at TCA (FREE)
ReTrO Reaction, through May 11, explores the inspirations and art-making processes of 10 Arizona-based artists. 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, tempecenterforthearts.com/gallery, 480-350-2867.
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 gallery is dedicated to the history of wildland firefighting in the U.S. Hands-on exhibits for children also are featured. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $10, adults; $8, seniors and students 6-17; $4, children 3-5. 6101 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, hallofflame.org, 602-275-3473.
Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit, through Feb. 3; A Land North: Works from the Heard Museum Collection, through Feb. 3; Sonwai: The Jewelry of Verma Nequatewa, through March 10; and Josef Albers in Mexico, Feb. 1-May 27. 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.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
First Impressions, through March 24; Patterns of Obsession, through April 14; Angels and Carnivorous Flowers, through April 14; and 40th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Feb. 8-April 21. 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. An opening reception for the museum’s newest exhibitions takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8.
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. Dave Cummins: Envisioning Bugatti, through April 28; and Ghost Stories and Fairy Tales: Make-believe in Miniature, Feb. 1-April 28. 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, plus live performances make MIM a music-lover’s dream. The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon, through Sept. 15, shares the untold story of the invention of the electric guitar, an instrument that revolutionized music and popular culture forever. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Local Color, through Feb. 17; and Embrace the Struggle: Chris Navarro, through April 21. 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.
Phoenix Art Museum
Rauschenberg and Johns: The Blurring of Art and Life, through Feb. 17; Western Art Associates: Celebrating 50 Years, through March 17; Wondrous Worlds: Art and Islam Through Time and Place, through May 26; Mexican Photographers, Mexican Views, through June 9; and Early American Modernism: The Decade of the Armory Show, through Aug. 25. Call for times and ticket prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.
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. A lecture series on Technology in Archaeology: LASERS (Link. Archaeology. Science. Entertainment. Research. Scholarship.) takes place at noon Fridays, Feb. 1-22.
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.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes, through Feb. 3; Artists’ Children, through Feb. 3; and Now Playing: Video 1999-2019, Feb. 16-April 28. Call for times and admission prices. 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, 480-874-4666.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
Charles M. Russell: The Women in His Life and Art, through April 14; Photographs by Barry M. Goldwater: The Arizona Highways Collection, through June 23; New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West, through Sept. 22; and Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon, Feb. 5-Oct. 20. Tu-Sa, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (Th until 9:30 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.
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.
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.