Exhibitions / Current

Speaking of Wickenburg

Ongoing

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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The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post

July 20 - November 25, 2018

In his artistic representations, Howard Post is continually inspired by his experiences from living in the American West. A third-generation Arizonan, Post utilizes traditional Western themes in his paintings based on what he knows: ranching and the rodeo. Over his 30-year career, he has become one of the foremost contemporary Western painters of the twenty-first century, concentrating on images of […]

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One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Collects the West

November 18, 2017 - September 29, 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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Cultural Crossroads Learning Center Displays

Ongoing

Gem and Mineral Display Arizona is, famously, the land of the “five C’s”: copper, cattle, cotton, climate, and citrus. Copper has been economically important throughout Arizona history, as have other ores – silver, gold, and turquoise foremost among them. Still other minerals have found countless valuable employments, from the hematite used in manufacturing to the chalcedony, jasper, and jade used […]

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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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