The Scottsdale’s Museum of the West celebrates the art, culture, and history of the American West and goes back 30 years, originating with a former longtime mayor and champion of Scottsdale, Arizona, the terrifically named Herb Drinkwater. Drinkwater died in 1997, but a group of passionate citizens kept his dream alive until Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West (SMoW) was built in January 2015.
Join Director of Education, Wade Weber and Docents for this monthly program as we take a virtual tour from within the Scottsdale Museum of the West while learning about history and culture. We will focus on the storytelling of the past, present and future of the American West through beautiful art and objects.
On Thursday, September 30th participants will be thoughtfully transformed by the speed and articulation of a dynamic zoom tour, that celebrates the west and its importance, by showcasing our Sculpture Garden weeping wall and the concepts of Sustainability, study Hopi Pottery Masterworks and be engaged in the John Coleman Bronzes, celebrating one of the nation’s most important artists of the American West.
On Thursday, October 28th participants will go to the second level and view an inspiring retrospective of Paul Calle’s Life of Exploration as well as observe an exhibit called Courage and Crossroads: A Visual Journey through the Early American West.
During our third live-streaming experience on Thursday, December 30th we will study the American photographer, Edward Curtis, storytelling about his epic life and artistic career.
No classes will be held in November due to Thanksgiving holiday.