The Desert Caballeros Western Museum is beginning 2014 on a high note; membership is up, admissions are up, and we have transformed the organization thanks to the success of our Live it Love it Make it Last Capital Campaign. The year ahead is going to be exciting.
Last year the Museum attracted nearly 70,000 visitors Out Wickenburg Way and we remain a major economic driver in Wickenburg. We continue to build existing partnerships as well as developing new ones. Our Cultural Crossroads Learning Center has proven to be a wonderful venue for programming, exhibitions, and events. New programs such as our Book Club have been popular as have community-curated exhibitions such as West of Center, organized by the Wickenburg Art Club.
With the successful completion of our Capital Campaign the Museum is better able to fulfill our mission to enrich audiences by inspiring an appreciation of the art and history of the American West through creative exhibitions and educational programs that preserve the West’s cultural legacy. Now we must turn our attention back to general
operating support, the dollars that make it possible to operate the Museum on a day-to-day basis.
We present a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and programs that are constantly changing. If you haven’t been to the Museum in the past few months, you haven’t been to the Museum.
Experience our new guidePORT audio tour, which brings the exhibitions alive and allows visitors to experience the Museum on a deeper level. The Desert Caballeros Western
Museum is taking its place as a showcase for the Old West, the new West, and the Next West.
Premiere among our exhibitions in 2014 is the nationally recognized, 9th annual Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West exhibition and sale, showcasing work by nearly 60 of the best women Western artists in the nation. Cowgirl Up! is a powerful experience that brings together women artists who embrace the Western lifestyle, all at one time and in one place.
On the forefront of cultural institutions recognizing the talents of women Western artists, the Museum’s
commitment to fostering women Western artists sets it apart from other Western museums. That commitment includes our popular Cowgirls with a Camera is exhiibtion, now in its third year.
Enjoy the events and programs that we have created to complement this Season’s exhibitions. These innovative programs are designed to engage new audiences and thrill our longtime supporters. For more information visit www.westernmuseum.org; we thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you often this year!