• New Exhibitions — and a New Look!

    If you haven’t visited the museum lately, now is the perfect opportunity to explore the many new artworks and exhibitions that have come to SMoW this season. You will See the West from a whole new perspective through our most recently opened exhibitions: Paul Calle’s Art of Exploration: From the Mountains to the Moon  New […]

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

    “The Art of Joe Beeler: A Western Original,” on display now 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 on […]

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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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