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Smokin’ Good Time: Hall of Flame runs on passion for fire history

By Zakkary Brog | May 27, 2022 When COVID-19 shut the world down in 2020, mere months into Chuck Montgomery’s tenure as executive director of the Hall of Flame Museum of Firefighting, he didn’t panic....

One Tough Little Egg: Airbase Arizona Flying Museum shows off Cayuse

By Bill Quehrn, Airbase Arizona Flying Museum Docent | March 16, 2022 The OH6A Cayuse helicopter may not be the biggest airship on the Airbase Arizona Flying Museum floor. But the Cayuse, produced by Hughes...

A New Look: River of Time Museum reveals new interactive exhibits

By Amy Wolff | March 16, 2022 The global pandemic took its toll on many organizations across the Valley, including the L. Alan Cruikshank River of Time Museum & Exploration Center in Fountain Hills. The...

‘Radical Happiness’: Chandler Arts Center spotlights Tucson artist

By Srianthi Perera | Japanuary 19, 2022 Lex Gjurasic wants to radiate happiness in these troubled times. The Tucson artist found the meditative process of creating art a balm during the pandemic isolation and is now...

‘Really Special’: Musical ‘treasures’ fill the MIM’s gallery

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | December 4, 2021 The Musical Instrument Museum is filled with impressive instruments from around the world. But for the next year, the North Phoenix destination is showcasing its and the world’s...

Fostering Passions: Nicole Royse wants to share her love of art

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | September 3, 2021 Art is important to Nicole Royse. As the owner of Royse Contemporary in Old Town, she works to engage students who stop by her gallery, as well as her...

An ‘Immersive’ Experience: Van Gogh comes to life in Old Town

By Alex Gallagher | August 27, 2021 Vincent Van Gogh’s art has been sweeping the nation with its revival in the “Immersive Van Gogh” exhibit and now fans of his work will be flocking to...

A ‘Watershed Moment’: New SMoW collection rich with women artists

By Kristine Cannon | July 9, 2021 Since the opening of Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West (SMoW) in 2015, one of the comments most often heard by Dr. Tricia Loscher, assistant director for...

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...

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