10 Questions with Kerry LaMountain

What’s your favorite family tradition? When I was growing up, on Christmas Eve, my mom would make oyster stew and the people that didn’t like oyster stew would have chicken noodle soup. I believe it is a tradition of a shepard’s light meal at the time of Jesus’ birth....

10 Questions with Museum Store Manager Jeffrey White

If you could create a brand-new animal, what would it look like? All animals are perfect the way they are. Seriously, I never really thought of that. If I could mix two of my favorite animals together? It would be… dogs and bears. I love them both. A bear-dog. What in...

Maynard Dixon’s American West

SMoW is proud to feature this exhibition — the most comprehensive retrospective ever showcasing Maynard Dixon’s life and artistic career. Dixon (1875-1946) was one of the premier artists of the American West, and a true pioneer with an independent view and unique...

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...

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,...