See the West from a Whole New Perspective
See the West from a
Whole New Perspective
Maynard Dixon, Cloud World, 1925, oil on canvas; Courtesy of Adrienne Ruger Conzelman.
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
We Are Open!
SMoW is proud to announce the stunning upcoming exhibition celebrating the life and works of Edward Curtis, Light and Legacy, The Art and Techniques of Edward S. Curtis. The show opens on October 22, 2021, and will run through late spring 2023. It is co-curated by Dr. Tricia Loscher, Assistant Director for Collections, Exhibitions and Research at SMoW.
Over three decades, Curtis created thousands of images, audio recordings, and the earliest motion pictures of Native Americans, all while making tremendous contributions to the art and science of photography.
The following health and safety protocols during the pandemic are being implemented to ensure a safe environment:
All visitors over the age of two, and volunteers along with staff, are required to wear face coverings, and those visitors who are unable to wear face masks due to a medical condition may wear a face shield.
UPDATED DAYS AND HOURS OF OPERATION
Museum and Museum Store have returned to our prior days and hours of operation:
9:30 AM – 5 PM Tuesdays – Saturdays
11 AM – 5 PM Sundays
*Note: Online timed tickets are in 30-minute arrival Intervals starting at 9:30 am Tuesday through Saturday and 11 am Sunday. Please allow approximately 2 hours to enjoy the museum prior to closing promptly at 5pm.
MEMBERS AND AT-RISK HOUR
NEW! ADVANCED PURCHASE TIMED TICKETING FOR ADMISSION
Advanced Timed Ticket Admission purchase (members are to reserve free tickets through the member portal below) with limited number of admissions to ensure physical distancing and controlled occupancy quota per time period.
*Note: Online timed tickets are in 30 minute arrival intervals starting at 10am. Please allow approximately 2hrs to enjoy the museum prior to closing promptly at 3pm. Arrive early prior to ticket time for check in.
Pre-purchased or reserved member mobile (or printed) tickets will be scanned upon entry.
(tickets will be available at the Visitor Services desk for purchase if occupancy quota is not met for that time period).
MEMBERS AND AT-RISK HOUR
First hour (10am – 11am) is with special accommodations for members and at-risk individuals.
Members are to sign into the member portal with the email associated with their Western Spirit membership in order to reserve member tickets.
Enter at the southeast corner of the building and use the touch-free automatic door opener.
The museum’s gift shop doors at the northeast corner of the building will be used only as an exit from the building (other than at the time of an emergency).
Upon entry, visitors will receive a non-contact infrared temperature assessment to identify and triage people who have elevated temperatures. NO VISITOR WILL BE ADMITTED IF THEY HAVE EITHER A TEMPERATURE OR ARE NOT FEELING WELL
There is floor signage posted throughout the museum requesting that visitors maintain six feet distancing between one’s party and others.
To assist social distancing, recorded information from exhibit panels throughout the galleries are now on the audio tour guide for members and those who have purchased admission tickets. Download the audio tour guide to your smartphone or access it by phone call. Please bring your own headphones. (Group Tours are not available at this time.)
Plexiglas partitions in transactional areas and hand sanitizer stations at visible locations; recommended personal hygiene procedures in the restrooms; and restricted elevator capacity guidelines posted at its entries.
See the West from a whole new perspective at this Smithsonian Affiliate destination.
Here, you can celebrate cultures and immerse yourself in stories with the power to inspire. Western and Native American art and artifacts connect you the west – past, present and future.
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Amazing exhibits and art
Marvelous Collection of Western Art and Treasures
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Seniors (65+) and Active Military: $15
Students (Full-time with ID) and Children (6-17): $9
Members and Children 5 and under: FREE
For more information, contact Visitor Services at 480-686-9539
9:30 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday
11 am – 5 pm Sunday
*We suggest arriving early to allow approximately 2 hours to enjoy the museum prior to its prompt closing at 5pm.