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Adult Programs

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~ Kids of all ages enjoy Family Fun ~

For Questions about our Events and Programs
contact Darlene Lizarraga via email
or at 520-626-8381

Free with museum admission

Culture Craft Saturdays

Join us each Saturday for a Culture Craft activity! Presented by Polimana Joshevama from 10–4.

Hands-on Discovery Carts

Blue Star Museums logoMemorial Day through Labor Day
Blue Star Museums Appreciation Initiative
We at ASM are proud again to participate in Blue Star Museums'Opens in a new window annual appreciation initiative, offering free admission to Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Brunella Santarelli working in the conservation labFriday, September 5, 2014
Open House for UA and PCC Students, 3:00–5:00 p.m., Free
Students from related ASM docents set up discovery carts for visitors to learn hands-on about Southwest Native pottery, basketry, and other traditional arts and crafts. Discovery carts are offered occasionally by “docent choice” Tuesday–Saturday afternoons between 1 and 3, October 15–April 30, and during special museum events. Check at the front desk for more information. UA and PCC departments will meet museum curators, visit laboratories, enjoy behind-the-scenes tours, and learn about internship opportunities at the Arizona State Museum. Free food & give-aways.

Cliff Palace, Mesa VerdeSeptember 27–October 4, 2014
Four Corners Learning Expedition
Travel with museum archaeologists and explore the culture and beauty of the incomparable Four Corners region for 7 1/2 days. Highlights include the Hopi Mesas, Canyon de Chelly, Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, culminating in a trip down the San Juan River, past spectacular rock art and cliff dwellings. Limited group size ensures meaningful interaction and conversation with expert guides. Trip details here.

Museum Day Live! logoSaturday, September 27, 2014
Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th Annual Museum Day Live!
Free admission for everyone today! Museum Day Live! is an annual event, hosted by Smithsonian Media, in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free.
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pile of booksSaturday, September 27, 2014
ASM Library Benefit Book Sale, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., ASM lobby
This very popular USED book sale is hosted by the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society. Books start at $2, journals as low as 50¢, huge selections in anthropology with emphasis on U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico; non-academic materials, too! Proceeds benefit the ASM Library. AAHS and ASM members admitted one hour early (at 9 a.m.) for exclusive shopping! Enjoy free admission to the museum today.


Dr. Michael BresciaWednesday, October 1, 2014
Coffee with the Curators, 3:00–3:45 p.m., Free, ASM lobby
Join us for a cup of coffee and a conversation with ASM Associate Director Dr. Michael Brescia. Michael will discuss some of the ways in which print culture fashioned daily life in colonial Mexico via a few striking (and really cool) additions to the ASM library. Learn how books reflected both the ideals of Spanish colonialism and the routine nature of religious and political authority in light of a multicultural Mexico with limited literacy.

Get Ready for Next Year!
SWIAF Award RibbonsFriday, March 27, 2015
Southwest Indian Art Fair’s Juried Competition Awards Reception, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Exclusively for ASM members, SWIAF artists, and SWIAF sponsors. Marvel at the award-winning pieces, view the entire slate of the competition’s entrants, meet the artists. Not a member? Join today by phoning 520-626-8381.
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Mark Your Calendar Now!
detail of a textile by Barbara Teller-OrnelasMarch 28 & 29, 2015

Southwest Indian Art Fair, Saturday 10–5, Sunday 10–4, $10 adult admission / $7 ASM members
Southern Arizona’s premier Indian art show and market is on Arizona State Museum’s front lawn, rain or shine. Shop a wide array of top-quality, handmade art as you meet 200 Native artists from around the region all selling directly to you. Talk with them about their work and learn about their ancient cultures. Choose from pottery, katsina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets, and much more. Bring the whole family to enjoy artist demonstrations, lively music, colorful dance performances, and creative fashion. ASM members admitted one hour early on Saturday (at 9:00 a.m.) for early-bird shopping! Not a member? Join today!

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For Questions about our Events and Programs
contact Darlene Lizarraga via email or at 520-626-8381

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