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Scottsdale's Museum of the West, September 1-30
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, September 1-30

September 1 – 30

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. A retrospective of works by local muralist and arts educator Hugo Medina is on display through Sept. 13; Grand Canyon National Park Centennial, a joint exhibit with the National Park Service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon, through Dec. 31; and Taiwanese art by Lee Te Chen and Lee Ko Mei,…

Arizona Capitol Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 85007

September 1 – 30

ASU Art Museum (FREE)

Juntos Together: Iván Argote, through Jan. 4; and Change Agent: June Wayne and the Tamarind Workshop, through Jan. 25. 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,, 480-965-2787. The museum also hosts its top-secret Get Weird event from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 5 (visit website to reserve free tickets), featuring snacks, surprises and a whole lot of weirdness.

Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, AZ, 85281

September 1 – 30

Desert Caballeros Western Museum

One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Collects the West, through Sept. 29; West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club, through Sept. 29; Flower Power: Desert Botanicals, featuring works by Dyana Hesson, Jeanne Bonine, Beth Zink, Sheila Kollasch, and Matilda Essig, through Oct. 20; and 50 Years/50 Favorites, through Dec. 31. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $12, adults; $10, seniors; free, children 17 and younger. 21N. Frontier St., Wickenburg,, 928-684-2272.

Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ, 85390

September 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 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

September 1 – 30

Heard Museum

It’s Your Turn – Color, through Sept. 2; Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles, through Sept. 2; Still Life No. 3: Raven Chacon, through Nov. 3; and Grand Procession: Contemporary Plains Indian Dolls from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, through April 17. 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,, 602-252-8848.

Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

September 1 – 30

Musical Instrument Museum

Thousands of instruments and artifacts from around the world, plus live performances make MIM a music-lover’s dream. The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon, through Sept. 15, shares the untold story of the invention of the electric guitar, an instrument that revolutionized music and popular culture forever. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix,, 480-478-6000.

Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 85050

September 1 – 30

Phoenix Art Museum

Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist, through Sept. 8; Mexican Photographers, Mexican Views, through Sept. 22; Yayoi Kusama: You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies, through Oct. 6; Silk and Jade: Chinese Aristocratic Treasures, through Nov. 17; The Timeless Landscape: Recent Gifts from the Papp Collection, through Nov. 17; Landmarks, through Nov. 24; Transcendent Transcendentalists, through Dec. 15; Silk & Jade: Chinese Aristocratic Treasures, through March 29; Cricket, Tea and Sniff: Chinese Intellectual…

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

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