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Beautifully, appointed space. Well curated.
Ron Finlay
Ron Finlay
2024-03-28
Plenty of western art to see.
Bryan Donnelly
Bryan Donnelly
2024-03-24
Neat museum
Tony
Tony
2024-03-23
Wonderful museum offering glimpses into all aspects of Western History and some of the most iconic artists represented.
Kim Bankofier
Kim Bankofier
2024-03-19
The displays and art exhibits are outstanding. I especially liked the photographic exhibit by Werner Segarra.
George Lucero
George Lucero
2024-03-19
Very nice exhibits.
Steve Harden
Steve Harden
2024-03-16

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

Exhibitions On View

Upcoming Exhibitions

Upcoming Programs

"Animal Stack" with artist Melanie A Yazzie

Waking Dream: In Discussion with Melanie Yazzie

Artist Melanie Yazzie will engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Drew Stringer, Education Manager. They plan on discussing how her work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage and how she follows the Diné dictum “walk in beauty”. Melanie will share stories of her life and travels across the globe.

Program Info:

Friday, April 12 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
FREE for Museum Members (Members, click here to log-in and procure tickets)
FREE with Museum Admission
$8 for program attendance only (does not include further admittance to the museum/galleries)
Click here for more information.

Image of explorers on trail

Adventure and Discovery – The Incredible Anza Expedition from Mexico to San Francisco (1775-1776)

Scottsdale Sister Cities, in partnership with Western Spirit, will present Sonoran historian Juan Carlos speaking about the epic journey of the Anza Expedition. This expedition created the founding Presidio in San Francisco. Along with Carlos, we will have the journey of the expedition shared via short stories from historical novel North with De Anza.

Program Info:

Thursday, April 25 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
FREE for Museum Members
FREE with Museum Admission
FREE for the General Public
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Image of explorers on trail

Meriwether Lewis and the Austrian Air Rifle with Luke Haag

The Colt and Winchester firearms are well known and generally recognized as the predominant repeating firearms that are associated with the early American West. But one single air gun carried by Meriwether Lewis during the 1803-1806 Journey of Discovery can rightfully be credited as the firearm of Western expansion. Join Luke Haag, former Criminalist and Technical Director of the Phoenix Crime Laboratory, to learn more about this firearm’s history!

Program Info:

Wednesday, May 1 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
FREE for Museum Members (Members, click here to log-in and procure tickets)
FREE with Museum Admission
$8 for program attendance only (does not include further admittance to the museum/galleries)
Click here for more information

The Cavalry Trilogy book cover

The Making of John Ford’s The Cavalry Trilogy

Author Michael F. Blake will present the making of John Ford’s three great westerns filmed in Arizona, featuring Fort Apache, She Wore A Yellow Ribbon, and Rio Grande.  

Program Info:

Wednesday, May 15 | 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
FREE for Museum Members (Members, click here to log-in and procure tickets)
FREE with Museum Admission
$8 for program attendance only (does not include further admittance to the museum/galleries)
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The Cavalry Trilogy book cover

Conversations in Clay: Daniel Begay

Daniel Begay learned to make pottery from his father, Harrison Begay Jr, and his mother, Marie Suazo. Daniel grew up in Santa Clara Pueblo and is Dine/Santa Clara – inspiring him to combine the two cultures and traditions in his pottery. Join this program to learn more about the artist, his work and technique.

Program Info:

Saturday, October 5 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
FREE for Museum Members (Members, click here to log-in and procure tickets)
FREE with Museum Admission
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Sergio Lugo

Conversations in Clay: Sergio Lugo and Joseph Youngblood Lugo

Santa Clara Pueblo artist Sergio Lugo (b. 1994) is the middle son of noted potter Nancy Youngblood. Sergio brings his modern interpretation Santa Clara pottery Each piece is coil-built, stone polished, carved or painted, and traditionally fired. Joseph Youngblood Lugo is the youngest son of noted potter Nancy Youngblood and the brother of Sergio Lugo.He creates traditional pottery that is carved, stone polished, and traditionally fired.

Program Info:

Saturday, November 2 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
FREE for Museum Members (Members, click here to log-in and procure tickets)
FREE with Museum Admission
$8 for program attendance only (does not include further admittance to the museum/galleries)
Click here for more information

CURRENT HOURS

9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday (May-October)

9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday (November-April)

11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday

We suggest arriving early to allow approximately 2 hours to fully enjoy the museum prior to its closing at 5pm.

 

MEMBER ADMISSIONS

Members have the ability to sign-in and reserve FREE tickets through the member portal! Click here to reserve your tickets today.

Welcome to Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

AUDIO TOURS

To assist social distancing and guest accessibility, recorded information from gallery exhibit panels are now available in a self-guided audio tour format.

Please bring your own headphones.

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