• Western Wednesdays at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

    Beat the heat this June with family-friendly Western Wednesdays at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West! Each Western Wednesday, the museum will have engaging and educational activities for children ages 6 through 14. Cost per person for adults and children ages 6 and older is $5. Children 5 and under are free. Drop in anytime between […]

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  • The Taos Society of Artists Symposium Presentations Now Available Online

    On April 6 and 7, 2017, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West hosted The Taos Society of Artists Symposium. The two-day event, which was sponsored by Marcia and Hugh Ruddock, received an enthusiastic response from those who attended in-person, as well as individuals who viewed the symposium via live broadcast over the internet. Video […]

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  • Upcoming Events Tell the Story of Taos, New Mexico’s Origins as a World-famous Center of Art and Culture

    In conjunction with the museum’s exhibition The Taos Society of Artists sponsored by Scottsdale Art Auction (on view January 10 through April 30, 2017), Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West will host a series of four, monthly “Taos Tuesdays” programs, as well as the April 6 and 7 The Taos Society of Artists Symposium. […]

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  • You’re Invited! Family Fun Days in June 2016

    This June, children between the ages of 4 and 12 and their families are invited to attend exciting summertime activities at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West! Families will enjoy special presentations, gallery explorations and fun craft activities that are designed to enrich children’s understanding of the American West. Each week in the series features a […]

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  • Western Traditions Show Debuts

    The new year brings a new show for museum guests to enjoy. “Western Traditions” features Ermal Williamson, an award-winning John Wayne impersonator, and Paula Williamson, a Patsy Cline tribute artist and national yodeling champion. The show takes place in the Virginia G. Piper Theater on scheduled performance dates. The “Western Traditions” show is included with […]

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  • Meet the Cowboy Artists Saturday, Nov. 7 at Opening Day Events

    Museum visitors on Saturday, November 7 will have a rare opportunity to meet and mingle with 16 Cowboy Artists of America attending the opening day of CAA’s 50th anniversary exhibition at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. To celebrate CAA’s golden anniversary and the artists’ contributions to fine art and Western culture, the museum […]

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  • Cowboy Artists of America 50th Anniversary Exhibition Opens Saturday, November 7

    Fifty years ago, four prominent Arizona artists who shared a fervent desire to authentically preserve and perpetuate the culture of Western life in fine art formed the Cowboy Artists of America (CAA). Since that time, CAA’s distinguished artists have become recognized as the leaders in the field of Western representational art. To celebrate CAA’s golden […]

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  • Docent-led Tours are Now Offered

      Make the most of your museum visit by participating in a docent-led tour. Three different, one-hour tours are available Tuesday—Friday: Discovery Tour (11:15 a.m.) Learn the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (also known as the Corps of Discovery), as well as the personal stories and contributions of expedition members Sacagawea and York. […]

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  • Thursday Evening Speakers Series Debuts April 2

    Intriguing stories are at the heart of the American West, and are the lifeblood of Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. To bring them to life, beginning April 2, museum visitors will be treated to five weekly presentations by masterful storytellers and noted experts on a variety of Western topics. The Thursday evening series, […]

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  • Grand Opening

    Shining like a desert star in the heart of historic Old Town Scottsdale, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West will be a premier cultural destination in a locale that has been called “The West’s Most Western Town.” Opening to the public on January 15, 2015, the City-owned museum will boldly immerse its guests in […]

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