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An Eclectic Collection: Mesa Historical Museum room honors artist

By Phoenix.org staff | May 20, 2021 Art lovers, and especially those who love cats, might be interested in a new exhibit at the Mesa Historical Museum Museum Executive Director Susan Ricci has opened an entire...

Best-Kept Secret: The Hall of Flame was born out of one man’s hobby

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Chicago-area industrialist George F. Getz Jr. and his wife, Olive Atwater Getz, were driving through Wilmette, Illinois, when they saw a broken-down fire truck on the side of the road. George casually remarked...

Pointing Toward History: Sistine Chapel exhibit gives an unprecedented look at frescoes

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the ability to travel, so Special Entertainment Events Inc. brought a piece of the Vatican to The Croft in Downtown Phoenix. “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition” began its...

Finding Community in Art: The Alwun House resumes operations with ‘Monsters Menagerie’

By Andrew Checchia As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to play out in broad global strokes, local impacts often get overshadowed by the high-stakes national conversation. The Alwun House, a museum and off-kilter arts...

Virtually Present: Musical Instrument Museum relies on web content during COVID-19

By Connor Dziawura The effects of the coronavirus have been felt by many, from the closing of movie theaters and the pause on live music to the halting or limiting of operations by businesses like...

A New Chapter: Phoenix Art Museum names Timothy Rodgers director and CEO

By Laura Latzko Timothy R. Rodgers finds himself frequently returning to the Phoenix Art Museum. A native Midwesterner, Rodgers moved to Arizona at 19 years old to attend ASU. While in college, Rodgers visited and attended...

A Best-Kept Secret: Pioneer Telephone Museum follows the buzz of technology

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Pioneer Telephone Museum is in a simple wooden building just outside the Pioneer Living History Museum. The technology inside defies its walls. “I would say we’re one of the country’s best-kept secrets,”...

Stunning and Vibrant: Congo’s masks and music take center stage at the MIM

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Marc Felix knows how to make an appearance. Dressed in all green, save for a white scarf, Felix searches for harmony in the world.  A member of the Musical Instrument Museum’s board of...

Celebrating Hip-Hop: The MIM explores the genre with a weekend full of events

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Ten years ago, when the Musical Instrument Museum opened, the first signature event was centered around hip-hop. To mark the decade anniversary, the MIM is returning to the genre. “Celebrate Hip-Hop” runs from...

Mission Accomplished! Valley attractions celebrate Apollo’s 50th anniversary

By Brianna Moore The Entertainer! “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” On July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins embarked on a valiant mission to become the...

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