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16630 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Arts & Museums
Rock Star gallery, Music Collectibles and Celebrity Fine Art is the place to visit for ardent collectors of music memorabilia. They showcase celebrity art, guitars, designer jewelry and autographed collectibles which can be seen be purchased as well. This collection took its owner Michael W. Dunn over 20 years to bring together. Artwork of celebrities like Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones, Sebastion Kruger, Grace Slick, formerly Jefferson Airplane, Ringo Starr's computer generated Pop Art and Paul McCartney are also showcased here. Captured in time, some of the best moments in rock history can be seen here.
Penske Racing Museum is a two-story building dedicated to the Penske Racing Team. The team was formed in the late 1960s and has since bagged a number of titles and trophies. The collection includes maintained race cars as well as memorabilia that would make any fan go weak in the knees. The 1963 Pontiac Catalina that had Roger Penske himself behind the wheel is just one of the killer machines on display. Take in a bit of the magic by either picking up custom merchandise from the boutique or organizing your event at one of the museum's rental spaces.
This fine art publisher, distributor and custom framer is the most popular choice of area designers, galleries and art consultants looking for quality pieces. For those wishing for the designer touch to adorn walls this is the ideal place to find works by today's popular artists. You will find an extensive collection of artists and styles. Artists include works by Leland Beaman, Susan Osborne, Marco Galaviz and Erin Lofton. More than 30 artists' work is featured. Check out the Web page for further information.
Music lovers should head to the Musical Instrument Museum which has a collection of 15,000 musical instruments as well as multimedia exhibits. The collection of musical instruments comes from every corner of the world. Many so strange, they are exhibited along with an instructional video. Visitors get the opportunity to learn the diverse music styles that exists around the globe. The museum also has live performances held at its theater.
Pop culture affects everyone's everyday life; from TV shows to comic books to Hollywood blockbusters to music bands. The exhibits at Arizona Popular Culture Experience lets visitors get up close and personal with their favorite pop icons. The collection includes action figures, toys, collectors merchandise and franchise memorabilia. Both kids and adults enjoy browsing through the colorful collection. Look out for freebies the next time you're here!
Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum was founded in 1967 to educate because about Jewish heritage, and it has received international recognition for its permanent collection. See the interesting permanent exhibits which are centered around the idea of Holiness and has artifacts from the Jewish faith from all around the world. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits, such as Jewish artwork and ceremonial items.
Pinnacle Gallery, staying true to its name, is one of the best galleries in the country and has received a slew of awards. They have been awarded various titles including Top Gallery of American Craft and the Top Retailer Award by Niche over 9 times. Liven up your home with beautiful ceramic items including vases and pots by Nicholas Bernard, Jon Oakes, Anne Goldman or David McDonald's "Mandela;" a pretty wall adornment. This gallery also features various practical and decorative items made of glass, wood and metal. Those with a penchant for accessories can pick up exquisite earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
Built in the late 1930s, this cluster of buildings is now a National Historic Landmark. Patterned after the flow and feeling of the desert surrounding it, this school was the architect Frank Lloyd Wright's favorite building. The structure today is the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and is open for tours. Highlights include Wright's former office, The Garden Room and the Taliesin West pool & fountain. Check website for further details.
Located on 30 acres (12.14 hectares) of land, this park has undergone massive changes since its initial construction. A favorite of railroad enthusiasts and the little ones in the group, this is a perfect place for a family day out. The park features an Antique Carousel and Clock Tower. The Model Railroad Building, which houses various artifacts relating to trains and rail, has been reconstructed as a 19th-century style rail-shed. Try something from the snack bar served out of a Southern Pacific caboose. The ticket prices and timings of the attractions vary, check the website for further details.
Wish to see the Ford models from the 1920s and 1930s? Then Scottsdale International Auto Museum is the place to be. This museum is a sanctuary for automobile lovers featuring classic cars, motorcycles, hot rods, race cars, muscle cars all the way from the early 20th Century. Visitors can take in the splendor of the royal blue 1936 Lincoln V-12 Model K Aero Mobile owned by Howard Hughes that is still kept on display. Moreover, their extensive collection of cars is available on auction. Browse through their website to know more.
Enjoy browsing through the glorious history of the Fiesta Bowl games at this museum. Owned by Michael and Ellie Zeigler, Ziegler Fiesta Bowl Museum houses awards, uniforms, helmets and various other souvenirs, making it every football enthusiast's favorite spot in the city. A true fan will have difficulty taking their eyes off the Fiesta Bowl trophy, that is on display here. If you are a newbie, the amicable staff at the museum dish details on the game, teams, players and moments of glory. Shop at the Scottsdale Waterfront for souvenirs and more.
Originally built in the early 1920s, this Santa Fe-style home near Camelback Mountain has become a haven for fine art classes and events. Displays include a 1890s replica of a Colonial-style mansion. Purchased by the city of Phoenix, it has been converted into an artistic center that includes a small gallery. Recognized artists from Arizona and around the country are featured in showcase exhibits and special events. Be sure to check out this museum during the week, but note that they are closed on Sundays and major holidays.