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ASU Art Museum (FREE)
Early and mid-20th-century Mexican art by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Leopoldo Méndez, and Rufino Tamayo is on display in Bajo Presión/Under Pressure, through Aug. 11. Tu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; W-Sa, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, asuartmuseum.asu.edu, 480-965-2787.
Arizona Capitol Museum (FREE)
The Merci Train Exhibit: An Arizona French Connection, through spring 2019, celebrates the 70th anniversary of the boxcar’s arrival in Arizona and a glimpse of its contents, including books, toys, pottery, tableware, paintings and artwork. M-F, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sa, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, azlibrary.gov/azcm, 602-926-3620.
AZ Heritage Center
2017 Historymakers, through Sept. 30, 2019. M-Th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; F-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $12, adults; $10, seniors; $8, children 7-17; free, children 6 and younger. 1300 N. College Ave., Tempe, arizonahistoricalsociety.org/museums/tempe, 480-929-0292.
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
A collaborative exhibit with Vision Gallery continuing through Aug. 25, Object Inspiration examines everyday objects that may not be so ordinary through the eyes of an artist. Call for times and admission prices. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2695.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Curator’s Playlist: Greatest Hits from the Museum Collection, through July 8; One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Collects the West, through Oct. 31; The West Observed: The Art of Howard Post, July 20-Nov. 25; and West of Center: Highlights from the Wickenburg Art Club, July 28-Oct. 28. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $12, adults; $10, seniors; free, children 17 and younger. 21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg, westernmuseum.org, 928-684-2272.
Gallery at TCA (FREE)
Eleven Arizona artists share a variety of drawing styles and media – from traditional pencil, ink, paint and charcoal to computer drawings and robotic designs – in Draw, through Sept. 1. Tu-Th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; F, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sa, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, tempe.gov/tcagallery, 480-350-2867.
Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting
Fire history exhibits cover nearly an acre, including more than 90 fully restored pieces of fire apparatus from around the world dating from 1725 to 1969. The National Firefighting Hall of Heroes honors firefighters who died in the line of duty or were decorated for heroism, and another exhibit pays tribute to the firefighters and other rescue workers lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Hands-on exhibits for children also are featured. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. $7, adults; $6, seniors; $5, children 6-17; $2, children 3-5. 6101 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, hallofflame.org, 602-275-3473.
Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith, through July 1; Symmetry in Stone: The Jewelry of Richard I. Chavez, through Aug. 5; and Dear Listener: Works by Nicholas Galanin, through Sept. 3. M-Sa, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call for ticket prices. 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, heard.org, 602-252-8848.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
Patti Warashina: Transitory Conversations, Rachel Bess: Adventure and Control, Marilyn Szabo: Life & Death Portraits, Colin Chillag: It Is Important to Be Nobody and We the People: Contemporary American Figurative Art, through Aug. 5. Tu-W, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Th-Sa, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su, noon-5 p.m. $3.50; free, children 7 and younger. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.
Mini Time Machine Museum
Dedicated to the preservation and display of antique and contemporary miniatures, the museum showcases more than 275 diminutive houses, room boxes and collectibles. Miniatures by Members of SAME (Southern Arizona Miniature Enthusiasts club), through Aug. 26; and Scenes from Salvaged Scraps, through Aug. 26. Tu-Sa, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, noon-4 p.m. Call for ticket prices. 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr., Tucson, theminitimemachine.org, 520-881-0606.
Musical Instrument Museum
Thousands of instruments and artifacts from around the world, plus live performances make MIM a music-lover’s dream. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.
Cool, Cool Water, through July 22; and New Acquisitions to the Phippen, through Aug. 12. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, 1-4 p.m. $7, adults; $5, students; free, children 12 and younger. 4701 Hwy. 89 North, Prescott, phippenartmuseum.org, 928-778-1385.
Phoenix Art Museum
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now, through July 15; The Figure in Context: An Academic Tradition, through Sept. 9; To Be Thirteen: Photographs and Videos by Betsy Schneider, through Oct. 14; Carlos Amorales: Black Cloud, through Nov. 4; 2017 Contemporary Forum Artists’ Grants Winners, through Nov 4; Warriors in World War I, through Dec. 2; Modern Simplicity: Selected Gifts from Elaine and Sidney Cohen, through Dec. 2; Saintly Soldiers of the Sikh Faith, through Dec. 2; Ave Maria: The Virgin Mary and the Archangels, through Dec. 2; and In the Company of Women, July 7-Aug. 12. Call for times and ticket prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.
Pueblo Grande Museum
Find out how archaeologists rediscover history from pieces of pottery in Fragments: Broken Bowls Tell More Tales, through Aug. 31. M-Sa, 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Su, 1-4:45 p.m. $6, adults; $5, seniors; $3, children 6-17; free, children 5 and younger. 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix, pueblogrande.com, 602-495-0901.
River of Time Museum
Guests learn about water and its ongoing role in shaping Arizona, plus the future of water sustainability in the desert, with exhibits focusing on Fountain Hills, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and Verde communities. Call for times. $5, adults; $4, seniors; $3, children 6-12. 12901 N. La Montana Blvd., Fountain Hills, rotmuseum.org, 480-837-2612.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Wild Thing: Adventures with the Permanent Collection, through Sept. 30; Refik Anadol: Infinity Room, through Sept. 30; and Lydia Okumura: Situations, through Oct. 14. Call for times and admission prices. 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, 480-874-4666.
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
The Rennard Strickland Collection of Western Film History, through Sept. 30; The Art of Joe Beeler, through Oct. 28; and Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from the Allan and Judith Cooke Collection, through Dec. 29. Tu-Sa, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $15, adults; $13, seniors; $8, students and children 6-17. 3830 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, scottsdalemuseumwest.org, 480-686-9539.
Shemer Art Center (FREE)
Arizona’s Desert Beauty, through July 12; and Annual Shemer Instructor & Student Exhibition, July 17-Aug. 23, with a reception for the artists from 6 to 8 p.m. July 19. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, 602-262-4727.
A historic replica of an ancient pueblo, the museum features pottery, tools, clothing, baskets and more from several Southwestern cultures. M-Sa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Su, 1-4 p.m. $7, adults; $6, seniors; $5, students; free, children 11 and younger. 147 N. Arizona Ave., Prescott, smokimuseum.org, 928-445-1230.
Tempe History Museum (FREE)
Four photographers share informal portraits and short interviews of random folks on the streets of the city in Humans of Tempe, through March 24. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 1-5 p.m. 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, tempe.gov/museum, 480-350-5100.