The Flagstaff Arts Council hosts ground-breaking art exhibitions, phenomenal performances and exciting events year round at the Coconino Center for the Arts. The Center boasts a 200 seat theater and two distinctive gallery spaces.
The Heard is a living museum celebrating Native people of the Southwest through its world famous collections, spectacular exhibitions, colorful festivals, artist demonstrations and artist residency programs. With exhibition galleries, outdoor sculpture gardens, and an upscale Shop and Café, the Heard Museum offers unrivalled experiences of Southwestern cultures. The Heard Museum’s galleries feature traditional and contemporary American Indian art. Especially noted is the museum’s broad array of katsina dolls, which includes a collection donated by the late Senator Barry M. Goldwater.
George Phippen, western painter and sculptor, was co-founder and the first President of the Cowboy Artists of America. Phippen passed away in 1966, but his work ethic and inspirational character encouraged a group of friends and family to pursue the creation of a facility in his honor that would specifically represent artists and artwork of the American West. Today the art, heritage, history and legends of the American West come alive at the Phippen Museum. The 17,000 sq. ft facility now boasts studio replicas, four galleries, a museum store, multipurpose classroom, research library and four permanent exhibits, including the Western Herigage Gallery and the Solon H. Borglum collection room.
With 285,000 square feet, Phoenix Art Museum is the largest visual arts museum in the Southwest. Over 18,000 works make up the Museum’s collection emphasizing American, Asian, European, modern and contemporary, Latin American, Western American art, as well as fashion design. Not to be missed are the Thorne Miniature Rooms and the Lemon Art Research Library with more than 75,000 titles for research or personal use.
Pueblo Grande Museum is located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site once inhabited by the ancestors of the 4 southern tribes of the O’Odham, referred to as the Sonoran Desert people (Hohokam). The museum is located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport. This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929 and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix.
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is an artist and audience-centered institution that brings communities together under the shared philosophy that art has the power to engage our imaginations, challenge our perceptions, and inspire change. Opened in 1999, the Museum has established itself as a leader in the arts presenting innovative exhibitions and educational programs.