Museums

MUSEUMS

Group Free

Through April 21
West Valley Arts HQ

Sixth Annual Floral & Botanical, through April 21, is a juried exhibit featuring floral and botanical artwork in a variety of styles and techniques. Call for times and admission prices. 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, westvalleyarts.org, 623-584-2626.

Through April 23
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

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.

April 1-30
Alwun House (FREE)

LGBTQ: Rights & Justice Exhibit, through April 22; Salon des Enfants 23, a juried youth art show and sale, April 7-14; and MB Hanrahan: Body of Work, April 21-May 5. Guests can meet Hanrahan at an 8 p.m. reception April 21. Tu-F, noon-6 p.m. 1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, alwunhouse.org, 602-253-7887.

April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
Desert Caballeros Western Museum

Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, through May 7; 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.

April 1-30 (FREE)
Gallery at Tempe Center

Western Pop, through May 6, celebrates the nostalgia tied to the Western genre and exposes the facts and fiction about morality, race relations and economics in a complicated story that is the history of the American West. 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.

April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
Heard Museum

Beauty Speaks for Us, through April 2; Black White Blue Yellow, through Sept. 12; Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest, through Dec. 31; Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, April 11-Aug. 20; and Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain, April 22-July 9. 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.

April 1-30
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. The Art & Science of Portrait Miniatures, through April 16. 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.

April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
Phoenix Art Museum

INFOCUS: Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, through April 9; The Propeller Group, through May 14; Yeohlee and Richard Serra, through May 29; Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, through July 16; Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage, April 15-Sept. 10; and Longer Ways to Go: Photography of the American Road, April 15-Oct. 15. Call for times and ticket prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.

April 1-30
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. Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai presents an intimate flute performance and leads a discussion on culture and identity at 1 p.m. April 23.

April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
Shemer Art Center (FREE)

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.

April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
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.

April 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.