Gallery Renovation–Special Pricing

Three exciting new exhibitions are opening in June at the museum! In preparation, these gallery spaces will be closed Thursday through Sunday, June 1 through June 4. During this time, museum guests will be able to enjoy six current exhibitions, listed below, at a half-priced admission rate.

1st Floor

  • The Abe Hays Family Spirit of the West Collection
  • Marjorie Thomas: Arizona Art Pioneer
  • The Scottsdale Craftsmen: A 70-Year Legacy
  • Christine and Ted Mollring Sculpture Courtyard

2nd Floor

  • Courage and Crossroads: A Visual Journey through the Early American West
  • Confluence of Cultures in the American West: A Selection of Contemporary Artists


Exhibitions Opening in June

Grand Canyon Grandeur

(June 6, 2017 through December 31, 2017)

On loan from The A.P. Hays Collection

Oil paintings, watercolors and prints dating from the 1850s to the 1930s capture the ecological, sociological and visual diversity of the Grand Canyon, while showcasing a range of artistic styles such as naturalism, impressionism, and abstraction. See more here.

Of Spirit and Flame: John Coleman Bronzes from the Collection of Frankie and Howard Alper

(Opens June 6, 2017; Ongoing)

This selection of more than 20 bronze sculptures by award-winning sculptor and painter John Coleman celebrates one of the nation’s most important artists of the American West, as well as the arts patronage of collectors Frankie and Howard Alper. See more here.

The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History

(June 20, 2017 through September 30, 2018)

This exhibition will feature western film posters, lobby cards, and associated ephemera and memorabilia dating from the 1800s to the present, curated from the world’s largest—and most historically important and inclusive—collection of western film graphic arts. Read more here.


The museum is closed on Mondays. Regular museum admission rates will resume on Tuesday, June 6.