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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Holiday Trains

December 2, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Train enthusiasts of all ages look forward to this treasured annual tradition, created by Museum volunteers.

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One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Collects the West

November 18, 2017 - June 3, 2018

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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All Over the Map: The Picerne Collection of Arizona Landmark Art

October 21, 2017 - March 4, 2018

The Picerne Collection of Arizona Landmark Art showcases representational paintings of the state’s mountains, canyons and vistas, created over the last one hundred years by scores of different artists from varying backgrounds, schools and eras. The Collection has the dual objective of creating an historical archive of those artists who painted Arizona and fostering an increased appreciation for the state’s […]

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How the West Is One: Contemporary Western Art from The Tia Collection

May 27, 2017 - March 4, 2018

Interdependence is a hallmark of the American West. Take a road trip through Arizona and you will see evidence of our multicultural past – street names in Spanish, ghost towns once inhabited by fortune seekers from the American East, and town names with Native American origins. Through times of solidarity and times of strife, the people of the West have […]

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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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