Marjorie Thomas. Noon Hour, c. 1930, Oil on canvas. Southwest Women’s Art Collection. Gift of Fran and Edward Elliott.

Our Featured Exhibit

Light and Legacy:

The Art and Techniques of Edward S. Curtis

October 19, 2021 – April 30, 2023

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Arizona Highways recently filmed and broadcast an informative and entertaining tour of Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West with Dr. Tricia Loscher, Assistant Director of Collections, Exhibitions and Research. Dr. Loscher describes the founding of the museum, its unique, environmentally conscious architecture, storytelling mission, and outstanding docent program. Dr. Loscher also walks viewers through some of the fascinating exhibitions, artworks, and artifacts, encouraging visitors to “Find Yourself in the West.”

Upcoming Events

Exhibitions On View

Kids in Focus – A New Lens on Life

On View
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Light and Legacy: The Art and Techniques of Edward S. Curtis

October 19, 2021 – April 30, 2023

Women of the West: Highlights from The Fran and Ed Elliott Southwest Women Artists Collection


Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allen and Judith Cooke Collection



9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday (November-April)
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday (May-October)
11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday
Closed Mondays

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


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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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