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Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Crystal Wagner: Allure, May 10 - August 4
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Crystal Wagner: Allure, May 10 – August 4

May 1 – 31

Arizona Capitol Museum (FREE)

The venue covers four floors with more than 20 exhibition areas focusing on the state’s political, social, cultural, environmental and economic history. 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. An architectural tour, which includes a walk around the Capitol and historical information about the building and the people behind its construction, takes place at 11:30 a.m. May 4.

Arizona Capitol Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 85007

azlibrary.gov/azcm

May 1 – 31

ASU Art Museum (FREE)

Guillermo Faivovich and Nicolás Goldberg: Decomiso, through May 4; Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy and Activism in the Americas, through July 6; and Metzilocan: Claudia Peña Salinas, through Aug. 3. 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.

Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, AZ, 85281

asuartmuseum.asu.edu

May 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. Paintings by Sharon Moon Brening and Cowboys Don’t Do Lunch: The Photographs of Herb Cohen, through May 31. W-Th, Sa-Su, 1-4:30 p.m.; F, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $7, adults; $5, seniors; 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…

Cave Creek Museum, Cave Creek, AZ, 85331

cavecreekmuseum.org

May 1 – 31

Gallery at TCA (FREE)

ReTrO Reaction, through May 11, explores the inspirations and art-making processes of 10 Arizona-based artists; and Water, May 24-Aug. 31, is a juried exhibition reflecting a range of topics, from water in the desert to the history, science and beauty of this precious resource. 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, tempecenterforthearts.com/gallery, 480-350-2867.

Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ, 85281

tempecenterforthearts.com

May 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 gallery is dedicated to the history of wildland firefighting in the U.S. Hands-on exhibits for children also are featured. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $10,…

Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, Phoenix, AZ, 85008

hallofflame.org

May 1 – 31

Heard Museum

Josef Albers in Mexico, through May 27; and Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles, through Sept. 29. 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.

Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

heard.org

May 1 – 31

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

Shay Bredimus: Cartomancy – The Seni Horoscopes, through Aug. 4; Docents Select: Zoo, through Aug. 4; Aaron Coleman:True and Livin’, through Aug. 4; Esao Andrews: Petrichor, May 10-Aug. 4; and Crystal Wagner: Allure, May 10-Aug. 4. 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.

Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, 85201

mesaartscenter.com

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