• A Timeless Tribute to “the Father of Western Art”

    George Catlin (American, 1796-1872) is considered by many to be the father of western art. However, the artist was laid to rest in an unmarked grave for almost a century, until 1961 when a very simple grave marker was added to his burial site. When award-winning, contemporary western artist John Coleman learned in 2012 of […]

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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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