Arizona State Museum Events & Exhibits

Monday, April 2, 2012 - 2:48pm - Monday, December 31, 2012 - 8:00pm

Enjoy a video slide show on our Hopi Quilts exhibit, produced by UANews:

Video segment from Arizona Illustrated on the upcoming Basketry Treasured exhibit:

Arizona State Museum 2012 EXHIBITS

- Opening April 28, 2012: Basketry Treasured
- Now through August 20, 2012: Hopi Quilts: Unique Yet Universal
- Now through November 2012: Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera
- Ongoing: Ancient Architecture of the Southwest
- Ongoing: The Pottery Project
- Ongoing: Paths of Life: American Indians of the Southwest
- Online exhibitions at

Arizona State Museum EVENTS

March - April, 2012: 3D SALES: Native Goods, the museum store, again offers its popular annual 3D sales! Enjoy 30% off* for three days only on:

Pottery - April 5-7

Textiles - April 12-14

Miscellaneous - April 19-21

ASM members receive the discounts on the day before each sale begins. *No compound discounts. Discounts not available on consigned goods.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Coffee with the Curators, 3:00–3:45 p.m., Free, ASM lobby
Join us for a cup of coffee and informal conversation! Diana Pardue, curator of collections at the Heard Museum, talks about research conducted by herself and Norman Sandfield for the book “Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage to Contemporary Artistry.”

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Free Admission Day at Arizona State Museum

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Finding Immigration Stories in Many Mexicos: An afternoon with author Margaret Regan: a free educational event at Arizona State Museum, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Explore a millennium of Arizona-Mexico migration in our Many Mexicos exhibit and join Tucson author and reporter Margaret Regan to hear her personal accounts of immigration across the Arizona-Mexico borderlands today. Ms. Regan traveled on both sides of the border, interviewing migrants, Border Patrol agents, ranchers, and human rights activists for her book, The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands, published by Beacon Press in 2010.

3-4 p.m. Tour Many Mexicos with curators and docents, who will be on-hand to point out highlights and answer questions.

4-5 p.m. Experience a slide-illustrated presentation on The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona Borderlands, by Margaret Regan. Limited to 40 participants. RSVP to Darlene Lizarraga at 520-626-8381 or

5-6 p.m. Participate in an intimate “Book-Talk” with the author and a facilitated discussion on immigration issues. Limited to 18 participants. RSVP to Darlene Lizarraga at 520-626-8381 or

Participants are encouraged to read The Death of Josseline in advance. Copies available at UA BookStores.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Culture Craft Saturday (presented in conjunction with Teacher Day at UA), 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Free
Celebrate Arizona State Museum’s exhibits, Basketry Treasured and Many Mexicos, at this free, fun, family day. Meet Native American basket makers, help weave an enormous community basket, and watch Tohono O’odham basket dancers. Learn about a quilted jaguar, create a jaguar mask, listen to Mexican music, make paper flowers, go on a discovery hunt inside the exhibits, create art-inspired haikus, and so much more.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Free Admission Day at Arizona State Museum

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Coffee with the Curators, 3:00–3:45 p.m., Free, ASM lobby
Join us for a cup of coffee and informal conversation with Gayle Castañeda, of the Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume, who shares examples of Mexican indigenous women’s garments (huipiles, quechquemitls, blouses) while discussing materials used, designs, and European influences among the many different culture groups of the country.

Thursdays in May
Weaving in the Evening: Conversations about Basketry, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Presented in conjunction with the Basketry Treasured exhibit, you are invited to learn more through this exciting five-part lecture series! ASM curators, guest scholars, and basket weavers are scheduled to present. Registration fees apply. Details sent to you very soon!

Arizona State Museum EXPEDITIONS

October 24–28, 2012
The Hohokam World Learning Expedition
ASM archaeologists Paul and Suzanne Fish take you on an in-depth and expertly guided tour of Hohokam sites in southern Arizona. Highlights include behind the scenes with ASM collections and in archaeological laboratories, an ethnobotany walk at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, archaeological site visits, and a traditional Tohono O’odham lunch. Paul and Suzy are co-editors of The Hohokam Millennium, a popular book published by the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe.

Saturday, November 3, 2012
Missions, Presidios and Land Grants Learning Expedition
Highlights of this day trip include visits to the Spanish mission at Tumacacori, the mission ruins at Guevavi and Calabasas; the Tubac (or Tucson) Presidio, and the Canoa Land Grant. Transportation, lunch, beverages, and snacks provided.

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