Arizona’s New Must-See Attraction
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West celebrates the art, history, culture and unique stories of the 19 states comprising the American West. The museum features regularly changing exhibitions, entertaining events, gallery tours, and engaging activities that bring to life the unique stories of the people, places and events that embody our Western heritage and play a role in shaping its future.
We invite you to discover this new cultural and architectural gem located in downtown Scottsdale’s arts district.
Photo by Bill Timmerman. Courtesy of Studio Ma, Architect
Cowboy Artists of America 50th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition (Nov. 7, 2015 – May 31, 2016)
To celebrate the Cowboy Artists of America’s golden anniversary and the contributions of its 77 artists to fine art and western culture, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West presents “A Salute to Cowboy Artists of America and a Patron, the Late Eddie Basha: 50 Years of Amazing Contributions to the American West.”
The exhibition features more than 90 artworks, including some seldom seen paintings and sculptures.
Since its founding, CAA has become one of the most influential artist groups in American history. Artworks by the Cowboy Artists, who are recognized as the leaders in the field of western representational art, are highly sought by collectors.
The exhibition is included with museum admission and is free to museum members. To learn more, click here.
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West boldly immerses its guests in the unique story of the American West, illuminating the past to shape the future.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West celebrates the West and its importance. It informs, educates, inspires, and engages museum guests by offering high-quality exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach.
The museum’s bold, dramatic, authentic, experiential and participatory exhibitions and programs present western art and culture through images, narrative, and multimedia.
John Coleman, American, b. 1949
Honeymoon at Crow Fair, 2014
On loan from the collection of Frankie & Howard Alper
Explore the color, imagination, and vibrancy of western art and history through compelling, multi-media exhibitions.
Engage and identify with authentic storytelling through interactive experiences and first-person accounts by people who have shaped the West’s cultural heritage.
Enjoy western films, multi-media, campfire circle chats, children’s activities, live reenactments, and fascinating public events.