Museums

MUSEUMS

Group Free

Through January 6
Alwun House (FREE)
Gallery lights are off as each work emits its own illumination in Lighthouse. The eclectic electric exhibit includes functional to conceptual pieces that glow, flicker, flash and shine. Tu-F, noon-6 p.m. 1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, alwunhouse.org, 602-253-7887.

Through January 7
Chandler Center for the Arts
Gallery In Stitches – Seriously Humorous Art Quilts, Year XXI, through Jan. 7. Call for times and admission prices. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2695.  

January 1-31
ASU Art Museum (FREE)
Cranbrook Ceramics +/- 25 Years, through Jan. 28; and Margarita Cabrera: Space in Between, through Feb. 12. 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.

January 1-31
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. W-Th, Sa-Su, 1-4:30 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, cavecreekmuseum.org, 480-488-2764.

January 1-31
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, azchallenger.org, 623-322-2001.

January 1-31
Desert Caballeros Western Museum     
Cowgirls with a Camera, through Jan. 8; Holiday Trains, through Jan. 15; Ride Through History: Saddles that Shaped the West, through March 5; Maynard Dixon: Beyond the Clouds, through March 5; and Having Their Picture Took: Western Portrait Photography Then and Now, through Oct. 8. 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.

January 1-31
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.

January 1-31
Heard Museum
Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist, through Jan. 8; and Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest, through Dec. 31, 2017. 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.

January 1-31
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum      
The Footnote Chronicles: Corinne Geertsen, through Jan. 8; Paradise Lost: Daniel Martin Diaz, through Jan. 15; Off the Page: Contemporary Art Influenced by Literature, through Jan. 22; Dina Goldstein — Disillusioned, through Jan. 22; Alternative Beauty: The Work of Karen Jilly: A Twenty-Five Year Survey, through March 19; Rethinking Fire: Bryan David Griffith, Jan. 20-April 9; and High Tension: Bonnie Lambert, Jan. 20-April 9. 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.  

January 1-31
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. Churches of the Southwest: Wood Sculptures by Roberto Cardinale, through Jan. 8. 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.

January 1-31
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.

January 1-31
Phoenix Art Museum
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, through Jan. 8; Get Face: (To Gain Respect; To Increase One’s Status), through Jan. 8; Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashion 1963-2013, through Jan. 16; Eye on Fashion: The Kelly Ellman Collection, through Feb. 26; Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome, through March 12; and INFOCUS: Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, through April 9. Call for times and ticket prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.

January 1-31
Pueblo Grande Museum
One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records, through April 30. 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. Guests enjoy a bilingual musical performance and presentation on Aztec-style instruments as Xavier Quijas Yxayoti presents “One World, Many Voices… Two Languages,” from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 22.

January 1-31
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.

January 1-31
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art       
Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power, through Jan. 8; Future Architects, through Jan. 15; Architecture + Art: Everything Falls Into Place When It Collapses, through Jan. 22; and For Mrs. Radio: a young child’s gallery, Jan. 28-April 16. 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.

January 1-31
Shemer Art Center (FREE)
Guests enjoy a 22x30 Exhibition, featuring works by 15 artists of this watercolor critique group, through Jan. 7; and Arizona Sculpture: Two Years Outdoors, 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.

January 1-31
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.       

January 1-31
Superstition Mountain Museum
Original paintings by Ted DeGrazia (1909-1982) are on display in DeGrazia’s Prospectors and Pack Animals, through May 31. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. $5, adults; $4, seniors; free, children 17 and younger. 4087 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, superstitionmountainmuseum.org, 480-983-4888.

January 5-27
West Valley Arts HQ       
Vanguard Art Club presents Forty Years of Artistic Excellence with Vanguard Artists. Call for times and admission prices. 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, 623-584-2626.