Summer's cool in the galleries of Phoenix Art Museum, where exhibitions are open to the public daily (and for free on First Fridays and with a culture pass). There are just a few weeks left to check out what's currently on view, and a just a few weeks left until the museum unveils another collection of world-class artwork.
Check out what to see now and what to get excited about below ...
What to check out now
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His collection of photographs is a unique look not just at the marvel of the bridge itself but at the American West, the manifestation of a powerful, progressive and enterprising place. The photos will be on display starting August 13.
Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks
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Paintings, sculptures, and installations by two artists who grew up within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Utah. Campbell's painting are large, emotional, figurative canvases powerfully capturing children and adults. One of Ellsworth's most compelling works is Seer Bonnets: A Continuing Offense - a meditation on the nine wives of her great-great-grandfather, the fifth prophet of the Mormon Church. Starts September 3.
Ray Wielgus: The Art of Engraved Firearms
Check out these guns! Tucson-based artist Ray Wielgus (1920-2010) put a modern spin on the ancient art of firearm decoration, working especially with antiques featuring ivory grips and inlaying them with gold. Starts September 24.
Satisfy your desire to view all things Western at this first-ever exhibition uniting some of the newest and most noteworthy work focused on our cowboy and Indian past, our crazy rock formations, and our deserts' unique wildlife. The American West has long inspired artists with its boundless, renegade spirit and here is your chance to experience our generation's relationship with this wild, wild muse in a variety of mediums ranging from sculpture to photography. The exhibition opens its doors on October 23.