Mesa Contemporary Arts

Mesa Arts Center, 155 N. Center Mesa, AZ 85211-1466 Tel: (602) 644-2056 Fax: (602) 644-2901 Internet Address: Admission: free.

Attendance: 7,000 Established: 1981 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: free on site.

Open: Tuesday to Friday, noon-8pm;

Saturday, noon-5pm.

Facilities: Exhibition Area (1300 square feet).

Temporary Exhibitions (8/year). Publications: gallery guides “Inside Story” (1966). Photograph courtesy of Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa. Arizona.

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The mission of the Mesa Contemporary Arts is to present thematic, national juried exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists from across the country. Each exhibition presents the work of about twenty-five to thirty artists and remains on display for four weeks.

Mesa Contemporary Arts Photo Gallery

Phoenix Heard Museum

2301 North Central Ave.

Phoenix. AZ 85004-1323 Tel: (602) 252-8840 Fax: 1602) 252-9757

Internet Address: Director: Frank H. Goodyear. Jr.

Publications: books; catalogues (occasional); newsletter. “Earth Song” (quarterly).

The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is one of the best places to experience and learn about the fascinating cultures and art of Native Americans of the Southwest. Founded by Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard to house their personal collection of primarily Native American artifacts, the Museum toda is known for ;ts extensive collections of Native American objects anil fine art, unique exhibits and innovative programming.

The museum’s award-winning, permanent exhibit “Native Peoples of the Southw est” is filled with thousands of artifacts, including baskets, jewelry, pottery and textiles. Exhibits are complemented by the daily presence of Native American artists demonstrating their arts in the galleries, and talented Native American entertainers perform weekends in the auditorium. Visitors of all ages are invited and encouraged to participate in hands-on exhibits throughout the Museum that demonstrate Native American cultures and traditions. The museum also features five galleries that change exhibits regularly.

Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685 Tel: (602) 257-1222 Fax: (601) 253-8662

Internet Address: Director: Mr. James K. Ballinger

Admission: fee: adult-$7.00, child-$2.00, student-$5.00, senior-$5.00.

Attendance: 500,000 Established: 1959 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Parking: free on site.

Open: Tuesday to Wednesday, 10am-5pm; Thursday, 10am-9pm; Friday to Sunday, 10am-5pm. Closed: Major Holidays.

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Facilities: Classrooms (3 for studio art); Food Services Cafe; Galleries; Lecture Hall (295 seats); Library (50,000 volumes); Shop (books, cards, gifts and jewelry).

Activities: Arts Festival; Docent Program; Education Programs (adults and children, ArtWorks children’s’ gallery); Gallery Talks (Tues-Sun, noon; Thurs, 7pm);

Guided Tours (Tues-Sun, lpm/2pm: Thurs, 6pm; group tours call (602) 257-4356); Lectures; Temporary Exhibitions; Traveling Exhibitions.

Publications: brochures; exhibition catalogues (occasional); magazine (monthly).

With nearly 16,000 works in its collection and over 160,000 square feet of space, the Museum is the largest visual arts institution between Denver and Los Angeles. The collection and its many galleries are divided into three areas of emphasis, each marked by portals: “Art of Asia”, “Art of the Americas & Europe to 1900”, “Art of Our Time: 1900 to the Present”. Each portal defines the scope of the galleries behind it. For example, the “Art of the Americas & Europe to 1900” portal marks entrance to the American Gallery.

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