• Museum Closed

    The museum will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. Have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday!

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  • National Day of the Cowboy

    Celebrate the National Day of the Cowboy with a visit to the museum! On Saturday, July 22, visitors can enjoy the music of Arizona’s Singing Cowboy Gary Sprague from noon to 2 p.m. in the theater. Guests will also receive complimentary copies of Western Art Collector and Native American Art magazines before heading home (while supplies last). […]

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  • Members’ Event: Canvas of Clay Exhibition Preview

    On Friday, September 15 from 6-8 p.m. museum members are invited to a special gallery opening and exhibition preview for Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, opening The Allan and Judith Cooke Gallery, the museum’s new, permanent […]

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  • Opening Day — Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection

    Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection features more than 65 of the finest examples of Hopi pottery, on exhibit for the first time. Spanning six centuries, the exhibition explores the history and stylistic traditions of the Hopi, who have excelled in the creation of ceramics for generations. Among […]

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  • Celebration of Collector Rennard Strickland and the Western Film History Exhibition

    Join us for a special celebration to honor the achievements of collector Dr. Rennard Strickland (Osage/Cherokee), one of the nation’s leading scholars of Native American law, history and culture, and for a ceremonial opening of The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History  exhibition. The exhibition, curated by the museum’s Chief Curator Dr. Tricia Loscher, […]

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  • Homeschool Day

    Scottsdale’s Museum of the West invites you to an exciting day of adventures and discoveries specifically designed for homeschooled students! On Thursday, October 5, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., each of the museum’s exhibitions will feature an interactive experience designed to encourage children to make choices, engage in conversations, share discoveries, and develop critical […]

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  • The Western Film: Culture and Concept, “Redskin”

    “Redskin” (1929) was one of the last silent films from Paramount Pictures, and featured both two-color and tinted print footage. It tells the story of Wing Foot, a Navajo man whose education has placed him between two cultures, facing a choice between separatism or assimilation into mainstream white society. Typical for the time, the lead […]

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  • Hashknife Pony Express Arrival

    Experience living history when the Hashknife Pony Express, the oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express in the world, thunders into town to deliver the mail to U.S. Postal Service representatives at the front steps of Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. After the mail drop, meet the two dozen riders (and horses!) and take part in photo […]

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