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Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Granite Mountain Agave in Prescott, Hesson, July 1-31
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Granite Mountain Agave in Prescott, Hesson, July 1-31

July 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. A retrospective of works by local muralist and arts educator Hugo Medina is on display through Aug. 31. 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.

Arizona Capitol Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 85007

azlibrary.gov/azcm

July 1 – 31

ASU Art Museum (FREE)

Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy and Activism in the Americas, through July 6; Metzilocan: Claudia Peña Salinas, through Aug. 3; Clayblazers: Women Artists of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, through Aug. 10; and Change Agent: June Wayne and the Tamarind Workshop, June 1-Dec. 31. 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

July 1 – 31

Gallery at Chandler Center (FREE)

Fantastical Botanicals, through Aug. 25, is a juried exhibition of paintings, ceramics and other multimedia works inspired by botanicals from Arizona and beyond. The show includes works by 17 artists, including Tahina Keller, Andrea Cook, Janet Keller, and Steven Valazquez. M-F, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sa, noon-5 p.m. The Gallery at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, visiongallery.org, 480-782-2680

Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ, 85225

chandlercenter.org

July 1 – 31

Gallery at TCA (FREE)

Water: Life * Art * Science, through Aug. 31, is a juried exhibition reflecting a range of water-themed topics, including the history, science, sustainability, mythology 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

July 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

July 1 – 31

Heard Museum

It’s Your Turn – Color, through Sept. 2; Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles, through Sept. 2; Grand Procession: Contemporary Plains Indian Dolls from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, through April 17; and Still Life No. 3: Raven Chacon, July 5-Nov. 3. 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

July 1 – 31

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

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

July 1 – 31

Mini Time Machine Museum

Evolution of a Modelmaker: John A. Ackerman’s Fire Apparatus and Fire Stations, through Aug. 16; Borrowed Time/Borrowed Books, through Sept. 15; and Miniature Silver: The Helen Goodman Luria Collection, through May 31. 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.

Mini Time Machine Museum, Tuscon, AZ, 85712

theminitimemachine.org

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