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Phoenix Art Museum, Legends of Speed, December 1-31
Phoenix Art Museum, Legends of Speed, December 1-31

December 27 – January 3

Alwun House (FREE)

Gallery lights are off as each work emits its own illumination in Lighthouse, Dec. 7-Jan. 3. The eclectic electric exhibit includes functional to conceptual pieces that glow, flicker, flash and shine. Tu-F, noon-6 p.m. 1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, alwunhouse.org, 602-253-7887.

Alwun House Foundation, Phoenix, AZ

alwunhouse.org

December 27 – January 26

Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

Carol Eckert: The Memory of Birds, through Jan. 5; Roberto Benavidez: Medieval Piñata, through Jan. 12; Flora & Fauna: Botanicals and Animals in Contemporary Art, through Jan. 26; and Mary Meyer: Biophilia, through Jan. 26. 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

January 1 – 31

Arizona Capitol Museum (FREE)

Paintings by Frank Ybarra, whose works are inspired by landscapes and familiar landmarks of the Southwest, are on display through March 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. 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. Jan. 4.

Arizona Capitol Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 85007

azlibrary.gov/azcm

January 1 – 31

Arizona Heritage Center

Current State, through Sept. 26, featuring works by Thomas “Breeze” Marcus; and 2019 Arizona Historymakers, through Sept. 30, 2021, saluting Betsey Bayless, Dr. Arthur DeCabooter, Michael J. Fox, Alfredo Gutierrez, Merrill Mahaffey and Vernon D. Swaback. M-Th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; F-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $12, adults; $10, seniors; $8, children 7-17; free, children 6 and younger. 1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, arizonahistoricalsociety.org/museums/tempe, 480-929-0292.

Arizona Heritage Center, Tempe, AZ, 85281

arizonahistoricalsociety.org/museums/tempe

January 1 – 31

ASU Art Museum (FREE)

Juntos Together: Iván Argote, through Jan. 4; Change Agent: June Wayne and the Tamarind Workshop, through Jan. 25; Begin at the End, through Feb. 1; and Pulso: Tania Candiani (Part I), through Feb. 29. 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

January 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. An exhibit featuring the work of architectural designer/builder Gerry Jones, whose career spans more than 65 years in the Valley, continues 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.

Cave Creek Museum, Cave Creek, AZ, 85331

cavecreekmuseum.org

January 1 – 31

Chandler Museum (FREE)

Apron Strings: Ties to the Past, through Jan. 5; and Gaman: Enduring Japanese American Internment at Gila River, through April 18. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 1-5 p.m. 300 S. Chandler Village Dr., Chandler, chandleraz.gov, 480-782-2717.

Chandler Museum, Chandler, AZ

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