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Monarch - Orange Takes Flight

Jul 2, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden opens Monarch - Orange Takes Flight on May 30. Orange will predominate in the container gardens on view with other plants of complimentary colors mixed in. These container gardens will be designed and created by Botanical Garden horticulture staff, individuals in the gardening, horticulture, plant nursery and design fields. In partnership with nature, the Santa...

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Prescott Frontier Days

Jul 2, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015

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Happy Birthday, George! 100 Years of Inspiration

Jul 2, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015

The Phippen Museum will proudly present a very special exhibition commemorating the 100th birthday of its namesake and first president of the Cowboy Artists of America, George Phippen. On display from March 7th through July 19th, 2015, this exhibit not only offers a comprehensive presentation of George’s drawings, paintings and sculpture, but it also provides a rare glimpse at sketches...

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Prescott Frontier Days

Jul 2, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015

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Blue on Blue: Indigo and Cobalt in New Spain

Jul 2, 2015 - May 1, 2016

Blue on Blue: Indigo and Cobalt in New Spain opens May 8.  Blue on Blue: Indigo and Cobalt in New Spain will explore the use and importance of blue dyes and pigments in colonial life and the continued popularity of blue among the traditional arts of today. From images of the Virgin Mary to household blankets, ceramics, and friar's tunics, blue was an integral part of the colonial...

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Kim Stringfellow’s Jackrabbit Homestead

Jul 2, 2015 - Aug 23, 2015

Kim Stringfellow’s Jackrabbit Homestead traces the cultural legacy of the Small Tract Act in Southern California through photography and audio interviews with historians, past residents, and artists (some of whom reside in reclaimed historic cabins on the land). A past recipient of The Autry’s Theo Westenberger Award, which honors contemporary female artists whose work transforms...

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Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek, Comanche, Tx.

Jul 2, 2015 - May 30, 2016

A visionary storyteller, Esther Pearl Watson (b. 1973) blends memories and imagination to capture her Texas upbringing. She is presently at work on a mural-size painting (about 13 feet tall and 20 feet wide) created specifically for the Amon Carter’s atrium. As part of the museum’s program of rotating contemporary artworks in the atrium space, Pasture Cows Crossing Indian Creek is...

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Audubon’s Beasts

Jul 2, 2015 - Aug 2, 2015

Industrious field mice, frolicking squirrels, fierce otters and fearsome wild cats are just some of the stars of this selection of hand-painted prints by famed scientist and artist John James Audubon (1785–1851). Although we know Audubon today primarily for his devotion to birds, he was more than a chronicler of flying creatures. This exhibition features some of his greatest depictions of...

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The Red That Colored the World

Jul 2, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015

The Red That Colored the World combines new research and original scholarship to explore the history and widespread use of cochineal, an insect-based dye that produces brilliant reds.  Use of the dye originated with indigenous peoples of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus and then spread throughout the world. Visitors will be able to see the little known cochineal bugs and their...

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Texas Folk Art

Jul 2, 2015 - Jun 5, 2016

Texas Folk Art features the spirited work of some of the state’s most original painters and sculptors, including H. O. Kelly, Reverend Johnnie Swearingen, Velox Ward and Clara McDonald Williamson, among others. Developing their own styles, these artists were unfettered by the conventions of academic training and traditional guidelines of art making. Lively storytelling was their primary...

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