Exhibitions / Current

50 Years/50 Favorites

March 1 - December 31, 2019

In celebration of the Museum first opening its doors in May 1969, we’ll be highlighting 50 favorite works of art and artifacts throughout the year in the galleries, selected by the Museum’s visitors, volunteers, and staff. Look for the 50th anniversary ribbon on identifying labels on works of art and historical artifacts as you walk through the Museum and the […]

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Flower Power: Desert Botanicals

June 8 - October 20, 2019

For Arizona locals brave enough to withstand the summer heat, the desert rewards us with a spectrum of color. From subtle grasses to stately saguaros, the desert is awash in color. “Flower Power: Desert Botanicals” highlights the beauty and bounty of the desert, illustrated by Arizona artists and artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection.   Featured artists include: Dyana Hesson […]

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Speaking of Wickenburg


What was life like in the Old West? Experience Wickenburg just after the turn of the last century, as Arizona approached statehood. Encounter the spaces, places, and people of Wickenburg as you wander the streets of the town and visit a Victorian-era home and a Western-style ranch. The touchable exhibits explore how the people of Wickenburg learned to work with […]

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One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Collects the West

November 2017 - October 2019

Steve Getzwiller, cowboy, collector, and Indian trader- Steve started his lifelong passion for collecting the west and Native American artifacts nearly 50 years ago, beginning as a teenager with his exposure to the Amerind Museum and mentor Charles C. Di Peso. A natural trader, he has become known for his work with weavers from the Navajo Nation. While Getzwiller has collaborated with […]

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Wickenburg’s West: Adaptation / Reinvention / Transformation

Ongoing in the Quayle Family Gallery

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Henry Wickenburg’s discovery of the Vulture Mine, and the quiet beginnings of the city that bears his name. To celebrate this milestone, the Desert Caballe-ros Western Museum will unveil a new exhibition devoted to the extraordinary history of Wickenburg, from its beginnings as a mining camp to its important place on the map […]

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