Members’ Event: Canvas of Clay Exhibition Preview

On Friday, September 15 from 6-8 p.m. museum members are invited to a special gallery opening and exhibition preview for Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, opening The Allan and Judith Cooke Gallery, the museum’s new, permanent gallery space generously sponsored by the City of Scottsdale.

The exhibition includes approximately half of The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection, one of the finest private collections of Hopi pottery, which has been gifted to the museum. Ceramics from the collection will be permanently featured in the new gallery space, which honors the donor and his late wife, and the Hopi people whose tribal land lies in northern Arizona. A national treasure, this collection serves as a point of pride for the City of Scottsdale and the state of Arizona.

The evening’s program will include viewing of the exhibition, partaking of Native appetizers, and the sharing of special Hopi traditions and performances.

Parking Information: A City of Scottsdale construction project is currently taking place on Marshall Way. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Parking will be available in the City of Scottsdale underground garage (which can be accessed immediately to the north of the museum, via Marshall Way), in the parking garage of the former Arizona School of Real Estate & Business, as well as surface parking located directly across from the museum on First Street. Attendants will be on-site to provide parking direction.

RSVPs are required; please make your reservation by Tuesday, September 5 by calling Visitor Services at 480-686-9539 ext. 200 or email To become a museum member, please click here to join online.

For more information about this new exhibition, please click here.


  1. Ceramics (L-R): Nampeyo (Hopi/Tewa, c. 1860-1942), Unchained Melody Jar, c. 1905-1907, and Polychrome Storage Jar with Appliqué, c. 1905; Les Namingha (Hopi/Zuni, b. 1967), Jar, c. 1997. Gifts of The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection.