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Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West Honors Women’s History Month

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West celebrates Women’s History Month by honoring the women of the west in a variety of must-see exhibits.

Through March 31, stop by Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West to check out the following exhibits, each putting a spotlight on women ranchers, cowboys, artists, photographers and more:

The Gather: A Portrait of the American West by Scott T. Baxter Features impactful photographs between 1998 to 2023 of American women ranchers and cowboys from across the American West.

The Fran and Ed Elliot Southwest Women Art Collection One of the largest donations of female artworks ever gifted to an American institution, this exclusive exhibition is on permanent display and features over 300 works from 25 gifted female artists. All 25 artists in the collection have a connection to the state of Arizona, having either resided, studied or worked in Arizona.

Edward S. CurtisThe Potter – Nampeyo Peterson Family Collection

Light and Legacy: The Art and Techniques of Edward S. Curtis A photography exhibition by visionary photographer Edward S. Curtis who saw the importance of honoring Indigenous People on film. Over three decades, Curtis created thousands of images, audio recordings and the earliest motion pictures of Native Americans, all while making tremendous contributions to the art and science of photography. Native American women are the subject of many of the photos in the collection.

Canvas of Clay: Hopi Pottery Masterworks from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection Among the historic and contemporary masterworks are 18 ceramics by Nampeyo of Hano, the most famous of the Hopi potters, as well as works by 22 additional master potters including Nampeyo’s daughters and other descendants.

For more information about Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, visit scottsdalemuseumwest.org.

3830 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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