Exhibitions are sponsored in party by: AZCOMP Technologies; John and Lynne Boyer; Christine and Paul Branstad; The DeVore Foundation, Alta and Bill DeVore, Trustees; Jim and Rea Ludke; Sharon and Lanny Martin; Kathleen Parrish and Doug Spencer; Elaine and Peter Schweitzer.

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…

Trappings of the American West

November 9 - December 1, 2019
The Desert Caballeros Western Museum and the Dry Creek Arts Fellowship present the 27th annual exhibition of contemporary painting, photography, bronze sculpture, and exquisitely crafted gear of the working cowboy. All work is available for purchase.     As…

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

October 26 - November 8, 2020
The Museum collaborates with Wickenburg High School students to create an exhibit celebrating the tradition of Día de los Muertos, featuring a community ofrenda and over 50 decorative ceramic "sugar" skulls.    

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…

Ed Mell’s Southwest: Five Decades

December 21, 2019 - March 8, 2020
Ed Mell’s work brings an architectural eye to the desert, emphasizing graphic elements and streamlining details to serve his vision. From landscapes to storms, longhorn cattle to desert flowers, he presents the American Southwest in bold colors and…

West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club

July 25 - September 27, 2020
This community-curated exhibition and sale with work in many mediums is now in its ninth year. Presented in partnership with the Wickenburg Art Club. Open during Museum Hours | Cultural Crossroads Learning Center | Sales through the Wickenburg Art…

West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club

July 27 - September 29, 2019
Wickenburg’s love affair with the arts goes back over half a century. The Desert Caballeros Western Museum, founded in 1960, has become internationally recognized for its creative exhibitions and programming. The Wickenburg Art Club, founded in 1964,…

Congressional Art Competition

April 26 - May 4, 2019
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more…

Day of the Dead

October 26 - November 5, 2018
The Museum again collaborates with Wickenburg High School students to create an ofrenda in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Students will be creating Empty Chairs this year to complement the ofrenda. Events Friday, Oct. 29 | Friday on Fronti…

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…