• St. Mark’s Livestream Event: Gary Stroutsos in Concert Friday Nov 20, 2020 7:30 pm

      While our museum is proud to be honoring Hopi artists in its Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from the Allan and Judith Cooke Collection exhibition, we wish to acknowledge the generous and creative work with young Hopi future flute players of world flute artist, Gary Stroutsos.   Click the link below to livestream this event: […]

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  • Veteran’s Day Wed Nov 11th 2020

        Observe Veteran’s Day at SMoW!   THANK YOU  VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL In gratitude for your service we offer Free Admission for Veterans* and Active Duty Military Personnel* and 10% discount at the Museum Store on Veteran’s Day *who present a valid Military ID   Advanced Admission Timed Tickets:   Museum […]

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  • New Exhibitions — and a New Look!

      You will See the West from a whole new perspective through our most recently opened and upcoming exhibitions: New Exhibits upon Re-Opening     Opening Oct 1, 2020 extended to  May 24, 2021 A.P. Hays Family Maynard Dixon Collection featured in both the Ellie and Michael Ziegler Heritage Gallery and the Derek Earle Emergence Gallery. […]

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  • 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 your life are you […]

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

    “The Art of Joe Beeler: A Western Original,” on display January 19 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 North Wind,” which was […]

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  • 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 and 2016. Additionally, the magazine’s […]

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  • 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 Coleman learned in 2012 of […]

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  • 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 building and campus, you’ll notice […]

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  • 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 Taos Society of Artists Symposium. […]

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  • Museum, ASU Acquire World’s Premier Collection of Western and Indian Movie Posters

    Visitors to Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West during summer 2017 will be treated to an exhibition of rare western and Indian movie posters and related graphic arts, thanks to a newly announced partnership with Arizona State University. The museum and university are the new stewards of The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film […]

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