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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...

Mummies of the World

“Mummies of the World,” through September 2, Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, $13-$18, children 2 and younger are free, 602-716-2000, azscience.org. The largest collection of mummies will creep out the Valley...
Mummies of the World

Mummies unravel history at the Arizona Science Center

By Laura Latzko   Mummies are often associated with ancient Egypt, but they have been found worldwide. Mummies of the World: The Exhibition proves this, assembling the largest collection of these wrapped wonders. They are on display...
Mirror Maze

Arizona Science Center’s interactive “Mirror Maze” exhibit now open

By Ally Richmond   This summer, the Arizona Science Center is taking visitors on a journey into the world of nature’s amazing mathematical patterns. The new exhibit, Mirror Maze: Numbers in Nature, includes over 20 immersive and...

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