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April 1-30
ASU Art Museum (FREE)
A Dream on a Dream: Encounter with Claudio Dicochea, through June 2; Sabor Acomodar, through June 30; and Bajo Presión/Under Pressure, through July 14. 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.


April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
Cave Creek Museum
The museum showcases an extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts that chronicle the lives of Native Americans, miners, ranchers and pioneers. The Photography of Edward Curtis, through May 31. W-Th, Sa-Su, 1-4:30 p.m.; F, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $5, adults; $3, seniors and students ages 12-18; free, children 11 and younger. 6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek, cavecreekmuseum.org, 480-488-2764. Guests can see the Golden Reef Stamp Mill in action at 1:30 p.m. April 14.

April 1-30
Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery
Photographs by Amanda Mollindo, Josh Loeser and Ash Ponders are on exhibit in 1,000 Words, through April 14. CUSD 2018, April 18-May 12, showcases works by high school students in the Chandler Unified School District. Call for times and admission prices. 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, chandlercenter.org, 480-782-2695.

April 1-30
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West, through May 13; and One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getzwiller Collects the West, through June 3. M-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.

April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
Heard Museum
Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection, through April 15; Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith, through July 1; and Symmetry in Stone: The Jewelry of Richard I. Chavez, through Aug. 5. 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.

April 1-30
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum
Docents Select: Kitchen Sink, through April 8; As Above: Mary Shindell, through April 8; 39th Annual Contemporary Crafts, through April 15; Tiffany Bailey: Memories of an Idyllic Landscape, through April 23; Patti Warashina: Transitory Conversations, April 13-Aug. 5; Rachel Bess: Adventure and Control, April 20-Aug. 5; and Marilyn Szabo: Life & Death Portraits, April 20-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.

April 1-30
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. On Point: Sculptures on the Tips of Lead Pencils, through April 15; and David Fischer: Model Builder Extraordinaire, through April 29. 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.

April 1-30
Musical Instrument Museum

Thousands of instruments and artifacts from around the world, plus live performances make MIM a music-lover’s dream. Ancient Musical Treasures from Central China: Harmony of the Ancients from the Henan Museum, through May 6. Call for times and ticket prices. 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

April 1-30
Phippen Museum
Portraits of the West, through April 22; and Cool, Cool Water, through July 22. 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.  

April 1-30
Phoenix Art Museum
Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color, through April 1; The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print, through April 6; Selections from the Schorr Collection, through April 25; Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest, through May 9; Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, through May 13; Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism, through June 3; Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now, through July 15; Carlos Amorales: Black Cloud, through Nov. 4; and Warriors in World War I, through Dec. 2. Call for times and ticket prices. 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, phxart.org, 602-257-1222.

April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
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.

April 1-30
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
To Dream Huge Dreams, through April 22; Today’s Norms Are Tomorrow’s Luxuries, through May 13; southwestNET: Claudio Dicochea—Acid Baroque, through May 20; and Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait, through May 27. W, F-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Th, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Su, noon-5 p.m. $7, adults; $5, students; free, children 15 and younger; free admission on Thursdays. 7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, smoca.org, 480-874-4666.

April 1-30
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-W, F-Sa, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Th, 9:30 a.m.-9 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.

April 1-30
Shemer Art Center (FREE)
New Art Arizona, held in partnership with Arizona Artists Guild, through April 12; and Spring into Color, featuring works by members of the Phoenix chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America, April 17-May 24, with a reception for the artists from 6 to 8 p.m. April 19. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, shemerartcenter.org, 602-262-4727.

April 1-30
Smoki Museum
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.

April 1-22
Tempe History Museum (FREE)
Tempe Union High School District Exhibition, through April 30, includes photography, paintings, drawings, digital art and ceramics. Tu-Sa, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su, 1-5 p.m. 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, tempe.gov/museum, 480-350-5100.