Event Archive

19th Annual Cowgirl Up!

March 22, 2024  –  September 1, 2024

In 2006, Desert Caballeros Western Museum embraced a revolutionary idea: an annual exhibition showcasing the brightest contemporary female artists working in the Western genre. In the male-dominated world of Western Art, Cowgirl Up! turned the spotlight squarely on women’s voices and perspectives, serving up a new, deeper understanding of the American West. Over a decade later, CU! remains one of the major national events for Western women artists.

Upcoming event

West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club Public Preview

Jul 26, 2024
5:00 pm  –  7:00 pm

It’s time again for the Wickenburg Art Club’s “West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club” exhibition and sale! The Museum is pleased to present this community-curated exhibition of some of the Art Club’s finest works again this summer. The twelfth in the series, the show displays the local talent of the Wickenburg Art Club in its many forms. Proceeds benefit the Art Club and the artists.

Past event

BearCat Family Friday presented by The Etnyre Foundation

Jul 6, 2024
11:00 am  –  3:00 pm

Join us for BearCat Family Friday at the DCWM! Experience a fun-filled day of family-friendly activities, including interactive exhibits, guided tours, and special programs highlighting the rich history and culture of the American West. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to explore the Wild West with your loved ones and create lasting memories together.

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Father’s Day at the DCWM!

Jun 16, 2024
11:00 am  –  3:00 pm

Come to the Museum on Father’s Day! Dads get free admission and dads also get one non-alcoholic “Prickly Pear Papa” beverage (while supplies last) in the Museum’s Learning Center. To make sure dad looks the part, we will have a Father’s Day card making activity for attendees. Admission is always free for Museum Members and for children 17 and under.

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Kid’s Photography Exhibition

May 25, 2024  –  Jul 21, 2024

On view Saturday May 25 through Saturday July 21,2024.

Past event

2024 Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2024  –  May 26, 2024

Museum Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Mother’s Day at the Museum!

May 12, 2024
11:00 am

Mother’s Day at the Museum, creative activities until 3 p.m. Free admission for moms!

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BearCat Family Friday presented by The Etnyre Foundation

May 3, 2024
11:00 am  –  3:00 pm

Join us for BearCat Family Friday at the DCWM! Experience a fun-filled day of family-friendly activities, including interactive exhibits, guided tours, and special programs highlighting the rich history and culture of the American West. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to explore the Wild West with your loved ones and create lasting memories together.

Past event

Weekly Museum Tours every Friday through April

Apr 26, 2024
11:00 am

Weekly Museum Tours every Friday through April. Free with paid Museum admission. No reservation required. Hear from our trained volunteer guides about the stories, the history and the little-known facts about the hundreds of pieces we have on display.

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Weekly Museum Tours every Friday through April

Apr 19, 2024
11:00 am

Weekly Museum Tours every Friday through April. Free with paid Museum admission. No reservation required. Hear from our trained volunteer guides about the stories, the history and the little-known facts about the hundreds of pieces we have on display.

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Ladies Night Out

Apr 18, 2024
5:00 pm  –  7:00 pm

Celebrate the wonderful art of the Cowgirl Up! 2024 show here at the museum.

Past event

Weekly Museum Tours every Friday through April

Apr 12, 2024
11:00 am

Weekly Museum Tours every Friday through April. Free with paid Museum admission. No reservation required. Hear from our trained volunteer guides about the stories, the history and the little-known facts about the hundreds of pieces we have on display.

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Third Annual Western Woman of Distinction Luncheon RSVP

Apr 9, 2024
12:00 pm  –  2:00 pm

The Cowgirl Up! Western Woman of Distinction Luncheon and the “Elizabeth Hudson Smith Award” ceremony is set to take place on April 9 at 12 p.m. in the Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s Cultural Crossroads Learning Center (CCLC) located on 10 N Tegner St., Wickenburg, AZ 85390. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Past event

Weekly Museum Tours every Friday through April

Apr 5, 2024
11:00 am

Weekly Museum Tours every Friday through April. Free with paid Museum admission. No reservation required. Hear from our trained volunteer guides about the stories, the history and the little-known facts about the hundreds of pieces we have on display.

Past event

Lecture: Tom Zoellner, “Rim to River”

Apr 4, 2024
11:00 am  –  12:00 pm

Tom Zoellner, “Rim to River” in the CCLC. Booksigning after lecture. Tom Zoellner, a fifth-generation Arizonan, is the author of eight nonfiction books, including The Heartless Stone, Uranium, The National Road, and Island on Fire, which won the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for the Bancroft Prize.

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