• Registration is Open for 2018 Museum Members’ Cultural Tour

    Santa Fe Sojourn: April 10-14, 2018 Expand your first-hand knowledge of art through our annual cultural travel program (available to members at the Supporting Member level and above)! This year’s tour takes us to magical New Mexico, where history and culture unite in one of the largest and most important

  • Joe Beeler’s Epic Talent and Legacy Highlighted in Newly Opened Exhibition

    “The Art of Joe Beeler: A Western Original,” on display now through October 28, 2018 at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, includes more than 80 paintings and bronze sculptures by the artist, as well as a recreation of Beeler’s Sedona, Arizona studio. The nearly completed painting “Into the

  • Museum Named 2018 Nation’s “Best Western Museum”

    The people have spoken! In the January 2018 issue of True West magazine, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West was named the nation’s “Best Western Museum” by its readers. This readers’ choice award builds upon the museum’s previous recognition as the editors’ choice “Best Western Museum” in both 2017

  • Museum Store Sunday is November 26! Enjoy Holiday Shopping Discounts and Demonstrations by “Jewelry Maker to the Stars” Kelly Charveaux

    Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West is celebrating Museum Store Sunday on Nov. 26, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with discounts on unique, high quality holiday gifts and Western merchandise, plus an on-site jewelry-making demonstration. Patrons will meet Scottsdale-based, contemporary jewelry designer Kelly Charveaux, who has created

  • 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

  • Understanding the Museum’s Eco-Friendly Design

    Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West offers a unique perspective on the importance and application of conservation in Arizona. The LEED® Gold-certified museum building functions as an active teaching tool for all ages, and allows visitors to experience how contemporary architecture can minimize waste. When walking around the museum

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Registration is Open for Museum Members’ Cultural Tour

    Registration is now open for the second annual museum members’ cultural tour. The three-day tour will take place April 19 – April 21, 2017. This year’s trip to Northern Arizona will expand your experience with art beyond our galleries, taking you into the private studios of some of today’s most