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Four Corners, Many Hands: Historic Navajo Textiles from the Collection of Sam and Brenda Crissman

Summer 2020-Summer 2021

Four Corners, Many Hands: Historic Navajo Textiles from the Collection of Sam and Brenda Crissman tells the story of Navajo weaving in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Trading posts were centers of cultural exchange between Navajo weavers and Anglo merchants – where dyes, wool, ideas, and finished woven products changed hands. Rare examples from across the Four Corners region […]

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The Desert Caballeros Express model train display

November 25, 2020 - January 3, 2021

This annual holiday tradition of model trains installed by Museum volunteers is displayed in the Cultural Crossroads Learning Center. The Museum would like to thank volunteers Pat Jacobs, Jordan Merdick, Fred Poteet, and Gary Turner for sharing their enthusiasm for model railroading with us. Thanks also to the sponsors of our 2020-21 exhibition season: Arizona Commission on the Arts; Dita […]

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Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West

March 27 - November 29, 2020

With more than 200 paintings, drawings and sculptures created by women artists, the 15th annual Cowgirl Up! exhibition and sale embraces the full spectrum of Western American art today. View the art and artist information here. Open during Museum hours | Art for sale online | Main Museum  

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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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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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