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.”


Arizona Native Edible Experience

Meet the Authors – Jana Bommersbach & Bob Boze Bell:
Hellraisers & Trailblazers – The Real Women of The Wild West

A presentation by both authors on their latest collaborative effort. Followed by a short, moderated Question and Answer session. Books will be for sale and both authors have agreed to autograph any purchased the day of the event.

Event Dates

February 9 at 6 p.m.

April 27 at 2 p.m.

Exhibitions On View


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.


Members have the ability to reserve free tickets through the member portal! Click below to reserve your time today.


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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