Museums

MUSEUMS

Group Free

Through March 11
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
Presence, Place and Perception: Landscapes by Bonny Stauffer, through March 11. Call for times and admission prices. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2695.

March 1-31
Alwun House (FREE)
More than 45 juried artists push the envelope in a variety of mediums, with surprising results, in Exotic Art, through March 19. The show includes works that are out of the ordinary, evocative, passionate, surreal, fantastical and taboo. The focus shifts to LGBTQ: Rights & Justice Exhibit, March 27-April 22. Tu-F, noon-6 p.m. 1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, alwunhouse.org, 602-253-7887.

March 1-31
ASU Art Museum (FREE)
Hannah Barco: Fathomings, through April 15; Minds on the Move: The Treadmill Tapes, through May 6; Museum of Walking Annex, through May 20; Map(ing), through May 20; Francis Älys: Ciudad Juárez Projects, through May 27; and 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.

March 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.

March 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 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.

March 1-31
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Ride Through History: Saddles that Shaped the West, through March 5; Maynard Dixon: Beyond the Clouds, through March 5; Having Their Picture Took: Western Portrait Photography Then and Now, through Oct. 8; and Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, March 24-May 7. 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.

March 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.

March 1-31
Heard Museum
Beauty Speaks for Us, through April 2; Black White Blue Yellow, through Sept. 12; 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.

March 1-31
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
Alternative Beauty: The Work of Karen Jilly: A Twenty-Five Year Survey, through March 19; Rethinking Fire: Bryan David Griffith, through April 9; High Tension: Bonnie Lambert, through April 9; 38th Annual Contemporary Crafts, through April 23; and The Undesirables: Katy Bergman Cassell, through 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.  

March 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. 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.

March 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.

March 1-31
Phoenix Art Museum
Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome, through March 12; INFOCUS: Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, through April 9; The Propeller Group, through May 14; and Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, March 1-July 16. Call for times and ticket prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.

March 1-31
Pueblo Grande Museum
One World, Many Voices: The Artistry of Canyon Records, through May 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. Guests also can enjoy artist demonstrations and try their hand at using an atlatl, weaving their own cloth and sampling roasted agave slow-cooked the traditional way during Ancient Technology Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 11.

March 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.

March 1-31
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
For Mrs. Radio: a young child’s gallery, through April 16; The Kindness of Strangers: Recent Acquisitions and Conservation Projects, through April 23; and I Remember Not Remembering, through April 30. 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.

March 1-31
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
The Taos Society of Artists, through April 30; John Coleman: Past/Present/Future, through May 31; 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.

March 1-31
Shemer Art Center (FREE)
Mud Works MMXVII, featuring works by artists of the ASU Ceramic Research Center Studio Tour, through March 2; 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.

March 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.       

March 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.

March 1-31
Tempe History Museum (FREE)
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.     

March 9-31
West Valley Arts HQ
Sixth Annual Floral & Botanical, March 9-April 21, is a juried exhibit featuring floral and botanical artwork in a variety of styles and techniques. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. March 9. Call for times and admission prices. 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, 623-584-2626.