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Amada Cruz is the Sybil Harrington Director of Phoenix Art Museum. Founded in 1959, Phoenix Art Museum is the largest visual arts museum in the Southwestern United States. The Museum is dedicated to being a vibrant destination connecting people to great art from around the world to enrich their lives and communities. Throughout the year, the Museum presents festivals, live performances,...
Kate Wells is the CEO of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix (CMOP). Located in the center of downtown Phoenix, the Children's Museum is dedicated to engaging the minds, muscles, and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. The Museum’s hands-on exhibits are designed for children from birth to age 10. The Museum focuses on learning through play, and encouraging experimentation...
By Kate Skelly 
Sandra Harris is the Executive Director of the Desert Caballeros Western Museum (DCWM). Founded in 1960, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum is located in Wickenburg, Arizona, an hour drive from downtown Phoenix. The mission of the DCWM is to “welcome and enrich diverse audiences by inspiring an appreciation of the art and history of the American West through creative exhibitions...
By Kate Skelly
Arizona Science Center is located in Heritage and Science Park in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The Center serves over a half million guests annually, nearly 140,000 of which are school children. To accomplish its mission to, “Inspire, educate, and engage curious minds through science”, Arizona Science Center utilizes an informal, hands-on approach to science exploration and...
History San José collects, preserves and celebrates the stories of diversity and innovation in San José and the Santa Clara Valley. Operating in three locations: History Park, a historical and cultural campus featuring 19 partner organizations; the Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site, one of the oldest and most significant locales in San José; and the Collection Center, the Valley’s...
The San Jose Museum of Art (SJMA) celebrates new ideas, stimulates creativity, and inspires connection. Welcoming and thought-provoking, SJMA is known for its surprising and playful perspective on the art and artists of our time. Founded in 1969 by a grassroots campaign to form a municipal art gallery, the museum has grown over the decades and earned a reputation for unexpected and adventurous...
Conceptualized in 1982 and fully realized in 1990, the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose (CDM) is now nestled in the Downtown district in a 52,000 square foot purple building designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta. Since it's opening, CDM has welcomed over 7 million visitors. With a mission “to inspire creativity, curiosity, and lifelong learning,” and core values of play...
Nestled within one of the few remaining apricot orchards of Santa Clara Valley, the Los Altos History Museum (LAHM) has been open since 1977. Believing that history “inspires imagination, stimulates thought and transforms society,” they tell the story of the area by “preserving and sharing our local history to enrich our community and to shape a more informed future.”
The City of Los Altos, laid...
The Tech Museum of Innovation was conceived in 1978, when the Junior League of Palo Alto—and later the Junior League of San Jose—developed a plan to create a dynamic learning center devoted to science and technology. Twelve years later, “The Garage” swung open its doors at downtown San Jose’s former convention center on San Carlos Street.
Then, in 1998, The Tech moved into its 132,000-square-foot...
The Marjorie Barrick Museum is the anchor of the Galleries of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Other campus galleries include the Donna Beam Fine Arts Gallery, Jessie Metcalf Gallery in the Richard Tam Alumni Center, the lobbies of the Artemus Ham Concert Hall, the Judy Bayley Theatre, and the Doc Rando Recital Hall located inside Beam Music Center. The Barrick Museum has seen several...

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