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Through May 12
Gallery at TCA (FREE)
Featuring works by Marco Albarran, Sama Alshaibi, Angela Ellsworth, Annie Lopez, Stephen Marc, Emily Matyas, Ann Morton, Julio Cesar Morales, Gregory Sale, and Will Wilson, Walk in My Shoes celebrates diversity, expression and the value of multiple viewpoints. 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.
Through May 27
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Today’s Norms Are Tomorrow’s Luxuries, through May 13; southwestNET: Claudio Dicochea—Acid Baroque, through May 20; and Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait, through May 27. 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.
Arizona Capital Museum (FREE)
Phoenix Suns 50th Anniversary, through May 31, celebrates the iconic Arizona NBA team. Highlights include Shaquille O’Neal’s shoe, uniforms worn by a number of players and the infamous T-shirt cannon launcher. 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.
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.
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.
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. The Photography of Edward Curtis, through May 31. W-Th, Sa-Su, 1-4:30 p.m.; F, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $5, adults; $3, seniors and students ages 12-18; 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. May 12.
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
CUSD 2018, through May 12, showcases works by high school students in the Chandler Unified School District; and Object Inspiration, May 25-Aug. 25, 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.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, through May 13; and One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Collects the West, through June 3. 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.
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.
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, May 4-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.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
Patti Warashina: Transitory Conversations, through Aug. 5; Rachel Bess: Adventure and Control, through Aug. 5; and Marilyn Szabo: Life & Death Portraits, through Aug. 5; It Is Important to Be a Nobody, May 6-Aug. 5; and We the People: Contemporary American Figurative Art, May 6-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. An opening reception takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. May 11.
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. 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. Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum, through May 6. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Cool, Cool Water, through July 22; 15th Annual Miniature Masterpiece Show & Sale, May 1-28; and PAWS (Phippen Award Winners): Small Works to Go Show & Sale, May 5-June 3. 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
Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest, through May 9; Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, through May 13; Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism, through June 3; Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now, through July 15; Carlos Amorales: Black Cloud, through Nov. 4; Warriors in World War I, through Dec. 2; Modern Simplicity: Selected Gifts from Elaine and Sidney Cohen, through Dec. 2; Saintly Soldiers of the Sikh Faith, through Dec. 2; and To Be Thirteen: Photographs and Videos by Betsy Schneider, May 4-Oct. 14. 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. Visit website for free admission on May 18 in celebration of International Museum Day.
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’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.
Shemer Art Center (FREE)
Spring into Color, through May 24, showcases works by members of the Phoenix chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America; and Triad Tritychs, May 29-July 12, is a juried exhibition featuring pieces by Arizona artists in all art mediums, entered in series of three. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 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.
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, May 3-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.