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ASU Art Museum (FREE)
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.
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.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Stormy Weather: Western Atmospheres, through Oct. 8; Having Their Picture Took: Western Portrait Photography Then and Now, through Oct. 8; How the West Is One: Contemporary Western Art from the Tia Collection, through March 4; and Arizona Military Memories, through May 20, 2018. 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 Tempe Center (FREE)
Biomimicry: design inspired by nature, through July 28. 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.
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.
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.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
Black Box, through Aug. 6; Making Waves, through Aug. 6; and Flourish: A Survey of the New Contemporary Movement, through 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.
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. Rudy Flores and Teresa Estrella: Cultural Army of Tucson, through Aug. 27, features more than 200 3-D printed figures of community members in the style of green plastic toy soldiers. 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 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 Brazilian music and culture during “Experience Brazil,” June 10-11. The program features gallery talks, performances and hands-on activities.
Phippen Award Winners: Art to Go, through June 4; Docents Select, through June 18; By the Light of the Moon, through July 23; and Olaf Wieghorst’s West, June 25-Aug. 27. 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
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; Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism, through May 20, 2018; To Be Thirteen: Photographs and Videos by Betsy Schneider, through Oct. 14, 2018; and Contemporary Forum Artists Grant Winners, June 7-Sept. 17. Call for times and ticket prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.
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.
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.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
I’m Sorry but It’s Hard to Imagine, through Sept. 10; Visions ’17, through Sept. 17; Ocean of Light: Submergence – A Squidsoup Project, through Sept. 24; and (dis)functional: Products of Conceptual Design, through Sept. 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
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.
Shemer Art Center (FREE)
Photography with Presence: Aura in the Modern Age, through June 1; Arizona Watercolor Association Exhibit, June 4-July 12; and Arizona Outdoor Sculpture Showcase, 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.
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 (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.