Arizona Arts & Culture News: Dinosaurs in the Desert; Glen Canyon photo exhibit; Stagebrush Theatre facelift

June 17, 2022

By Jessica Vaile

‘Dinosaurs in the Desert’ is returning to the Phoenix Zoo. Here’s how to get a sneak peek / Arizona Republic 

The popular “Dinosaurs in the Desert” exhibit is making its way back to the Phoenix Zoo after five years. 

NASA lands new display at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West / Scottsdale Independent 

Scottsdale’s Museum of the West announced the addition of an educational exhibit kiosk from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, called Observing With NASA, to engage visitors in the art and science of NASA imagery. 

City plans $2.3 million facelift for theater / Scottsdale Progress 

The 57-year-old Stagebrush Theatre in downtown Scottsdale is getting a face lift as the city plans to spend $2.3 million for upgrades to the aging theater. 

Earth Notes: ‘The Great Unknown’ photography exhibit / KNAU 

Photographers have long been drawn to Glen Canyon’s unique landscape, both before and after it disappeared beneath the waters of Lake Powell. Now, the work of generations of photographers is on display at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. 

Mesa Arts Center to receive $40K grant / Daily Independent

Mesa Arts Center, in partnership with Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, has been approved for a $40,000 grant to support the Spark Youth Media Festival in March 2023. 

In Tucson, Latinx dancers honor migrant stories from the borderlands / KQED 

For Yvonne Montoya, founder of Safos Dance Theatre in Tucson, the U.S.-Mexico borderlands are an infinite source of inspiration. 

Why the Men’s Arts Council helped finance the ‘Desert Rider’ exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum / Phoenix New Times 

The current Phoenix Art Museum exhibition “Desert Rider (Navegando El Desierto)” features work in multiple mediums by Indigenous and Latinx artists. One of the funders of the show is the PAM Men’s Arts Council, a charitable nonprofit organization whose members totally dig cars. 

My View: Investing in Arizona’s arts and culture sector has positive effect on economy / Phoenix Business Journal (Op-ed) 

In this guest column, an Arizona arts executive and an economic development official urge the Arizona Legislature to make another strong allocation to the Arizona Commission on the Arts to keep the arts and culture sector of the economy on track. 

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