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Through February 23
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
Martin Gatrost: Pacific Crest Trail showcases photographs spanning three states, seven national parks and 28 national forests by the avid backpacker and nature lover. Call for times and admission prices. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2695.

February 1-28
ASU Art Museum (FREE)
Terrestrial, through Feb. 3; A Dream on a Dream: Encounter with Claudio Dicochea, through June 2; 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.


February 1-28
AZ Heritage Center
Footprints in the Desert: Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona, through March 31; and 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.

February 1-28
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. Feb. 10; and celebrate Arizona’s birthday at a family workshop with Conrad Storad, author of Arizona Way Out West and Wacky, an official Arizona Centennial Celebration book, at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 11 (reservations required).

February 1-28
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
How the West Is One: Contemporary Western Art from the Tia Collection, through March 4; All Over the Map: The Picerne Collection of Arizona Landmark Art, through March 4; 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.

February 1-28
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.

February 1-28
Heard Museum
Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection, through April 15; Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith, through July 1; and Symmetry in Stone: The Jewelry of Richard I. Chavez, Feb. 2-Sept. 30. 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.

February 1-28
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
Halfway Between Earth and Stars: Kathryn Maxwell, through March 25; Docents Select: Kitchen Sink, through April 8; As Above: Mary Shindell, through April 9; 39th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Feb. 9-April 15; and Tiffany Bailey: Memories of an Idyllic Landscape, Feb. 9-April 23. 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 spring exhibits takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Feb. 9.

February 1-28
Mini Time Machine Museum
Dedicated to the preservation and display of antique and contemporary miniatures, the museum showcases more than 275 miniature houses, room boxes and collectibles. David Fischer: Model Builder Extraordinaire, through April 29, features scratch-built scale models created by the Tucson artist. 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.

February 1-28
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.

February 1-28
Phippen Museum
Western Treasures of the Phoenix Art Museum, through Feb. 18; and Portraits of the West, through April 22. 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.  

February 1-28
Phoenix Art Museum
Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet, through Feb. 18; Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color, through April 1; The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print, through April 22; Selections from the Schorr Collection, through April 25; Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest, through May 9; Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism, through June 3; Carlos Amorales: Black Cloud, through Nov. 4; Warriors in World War I, through Dec. 2; and Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, Feb. 24-April 8. Call for times and ticket prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.

February 1-28
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 Findings from Fragments: Archaeological Discoveries Through Pottery takes place at noon Fridays, Feb. 2-23; a Mata Ortiz pottery presentation and sale from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 3; and a program on The Ancient Hohokam Ballgame of Arizona begins at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

February 1-28
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.

February 1-28
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-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. $15, adults; $13, seniors; $8, students and children 6-17. 3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, scottsdalemuseumwest.org, 480-686-9539.

February 1-28
Shemer Art Center (FREE)
New Horizons High School Exhibition, through Feb. 1; Mud Works MMXVIII, Feb. 6-March 1; and Southwest MicroLiving, featuring juried micro housing and garden structures built by community leaders, as well as students from NAU and ASU, Feb. 17-March 10. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, 602-262-4727.

February 1-28
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.

February 1-28
Tempe History Museumc (FREE)
Jan Young: Photographing Tempe in the 1970s, through March 24, provides a glimpse of the community through the lens of the iconic staff photographer for the Tempe Daily News. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 1-5 p.m. 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, tempe.gov/museum, 480-350-5100.

February 3-28
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait, Feb. 3-May 27; southwestNET: Claudio Dicochea, Feb. 10-May 20; and Architecture + Art: Luis Alfonso Villalobos, Feb. 16-May 13. 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. An opening party for the spring exhibits takes place Feb. 16, 7-9 p.m.

February 9-28
Alwun House (FREE)
More than 60 artists push the envelope while sharing their uninhibited passions in Exotic Art Show, through March 17. The exhibit includes works that are out of the ordinary, provocative, playful, sensual and audacious. Tu-F, noon-6 p.m. 1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, alwunhouse.org, 602-253-7887.