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Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West

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Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West

616 Reviews
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Dan G wrote a review Jan 2021
Vail, Arizona326 contributions50 helpful votes
Fantastic exhibit and most of all the Paintin with the horse created a great illusion of a 3d scene. Lots of other old west material as well
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Date of experience: February 2020
Brandy Omrv wrote a review Nov 2020
United States4 contributions6 helpful votes
Amazing experience. I love such places like full of art. Its worth your time. Highly recommanded, well done
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Date of experience: July 2020
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ReviewFromTheHood wrote a review Mar 2020
Hood River, Oregon755 contributions38 helpful votes
I went to the Western Spirit Museum to see their outstanding Maynard Dixon; Artist of the American West exhibit. Maynard Dixon's life was amazing and his art breathtaking. My favorite artwork was Cloud World and Shapes of Fear. Did you know Maynard Dixon determined the "eye-catching" red color for the Golden Gate Bridge? There was also an excellent exhibit of Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater's photographs. Goldwater loved not just the landscape of his native state, but also its native peoples, and photography was his way of sharing that love with the world. The most spectacular piece of art is a reverse perspective western scene named Essence of the West by Artist Wade Weber. The three-dimensional, optical illusion acrylic-on-board artwork appears to move as you move.
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Date of experience: March 2020
SusieCare wrote a review Mar 2020
Marengo, Illinois16 contributions2 helpful votes
We really enjoyed everything this wonderful museum had to offer. My husband gave me a 2-hour limit, but I could have stayed all day. It is a very clean, welcoming place with friendly employees and an extensive collection of everything Western and more! History lovers, this place is for YOU!!!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
TennisgalGreenBay_WI wrote a review Mar 2020
Green Bay, Wisconsin853 contributions325 helpful votes
Had no idea what to expect, but learned of some really good western painters. The detail to their painting was amazing. Loved seeing pottery dating back to the 1700's and learn about the Hopi Indians. I did think it was going to be larger, but it was nice that we could get thru it in 2 hours. There was plenty of room to move around and read the plaques. The wide range of western artists really was most interesting. The small gift shop at the end had a lot to look at.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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