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JULY 2018

Theodore Roosevelt-The Cowboy President with Michael Blake
Saturday, July 7th at 1PM
In this presentation, Emmy award-winning makeup artist and author, Michael Blake, reveals how Theodore Roosevelt's time spent in the Dakota Territory helped him recover from an overwhelming personal loss, but more importantly, how it transformed him into the man etched onto Mount Rushmore, a man who is still rated as one of the top five Presidents in American history.

Arizona's Wild Myths and Legends with Jim Turner
Saturday, July 14th at 1PM
Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and John Wayne: what do these famous characters have in common? They are not who we think they are because of the legends that have grown up around them. From the 1860's dime novels to the books, movies, and television shows, writers have altered, exaggerated and sometimes lied about these folk heroes. In "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," the editor says, "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." We will examine how the legends grew and how they impact how we view the past, act in the present, and build the future.

Basic Painting for All Levels with Gretchen Lopez
Saturday & Sunday, July 21st & 22nd from10AM to 4PM
Recommended ages: 15 and older * Limited class size – call for reservation
Materials required * Cost $150
This two-day workshop is perfect for the beginning student or experienced painter who wishes to expand their skills. We will introduce the students to the basics of starting a painting, along with getting to know your brushes and mixing color from a limited palette.
Students will work from a still life the first day, then from photo reference on the second day, but are welcome to bring their own reference material. Lots of Instructor demonstrations and one-on-one provided!


in the Marley Gallery
August 4th to September 23rd, 2018
Members' Preview & Opening Reception on August 3rd at 5:30 pm
Horse lovers, art enthusiasts and Western art collectors will all be enthralled with the Phippen Museum's exhibition and sale, Hold Your Horses! In tribute to the horse, that powerful, loyal and hardworking companion of all mankind, and in the same tradition as classic Western artists of the past, please join the museum as they present this very special invitational exhibition and sale offering artwork focused entirely on the horse.

Summer Wine at the Phippen
Saturday, August 11th, 2018 from 2– 4PM
$10 per person; Reservations required at (928)778-1385
Join us in the celebration of summer with a delightful program featuring a special presentation by award-winning photographer and Phippen Docent, Joe Webster. Partake in a light wine libations and some delicious appetizers while Joe shares his remarkable photographs while regaling guests with stories of America's "Mother Road" Route 66.

Introduction to Representational Sculpture: The Horse with Neal McEwen
Saturday & Sunday, August 18th & 19th from10AM to 4PM
Recommended ages: 15 and older * Limited class size – call for reservation
Materials required * Cost $75
This workshop is an introduction to clay sculpture. Topics will include, assembly of bases, a systematic and proven system for designing and constructing an armature that ensures correct anatomical dimensions, discussion and practice in sculpting the skeletal and muscular structure of the horse, features and differences of various breeds, and sculptural details relating to various elements of anatomy (including study of the horse in motion), facial features, and hair (manes and tails). This class will be a combination of lecture, and clay modeling. Emphasis will be placed on the application of hands-on technique to realize an accurate figurative sculpture.
Printed material will be provided by the Museum.


12th Annual Fall Gathering
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 5:30PM
Cost: $25 for Museum Members & $30 for
Grab the kids and your dancing boots and come join us for all the fun and entertainment at our Annual Fall Gathering Barbecue. Featuring an always popular and delicious ranch-style menu from Big Daddy E's and live entertainment by those talented musicians with Sky Daddy & Lonesome Valley, this commemorative event pays tribute to the museum's roots and its Grand Opening in 1984. In addition, as is tradition here at the museum, we will also hold an induction ceremony for our latest inductees into the Arizona Rancher & Cowboy Hall of Fame.
This year's inspirational new members are our first husband and wife team. Gail Steiger is a local singer, songwriter, cowboy poet and foreman on the Spider Ranch and Amy Hale Auker is a talented writer and poet who also cowboys on the Spider. So make plans now to join us in the Fall for another very special Phippen tradition. You don't want to miss it. Call now (928)778-1385.

Specters of the Past: Arizona's Ghost Towns with Jay Mark
Saturday, September 22nd at 1PM
The promise of unimagined riches is what brought many of the earliest colonizers to the Arizona Territory. Following the trail to the discovery of the mother lode, they built, then dismantled and finally abandoned communities when mines played out – leaving behind tantalizing clues of difficult hardships. Some towns survived like Bisbee, Jerome, Tombstone and Oatman. Most disappeared, gradually becoming absorbed back into the desert from which they arose. This presentation explores more than a decade of historian Jay Mark's journeys to these fascinating ghost places, along with their stories – long-forgotten places like Charleston, Contention City, Mowry, Fairbank, Gleeson and Congress. Join us for a repeat of this previously "sold-out" presentation.


Where Biography Meets Historical Fiction: Sedona Schnebly with Lisa Schnebly-Heidinger
Thursday, October 18th at 5:30PM
$25 for Musuem Members & $30 for Guests

After doing her first interview with one of Sedona's daughters, 35 years passed before the final page of this biography was written. This is the journal her great-granddaughter wishes she had found in the family archives. Hear passages from the manuscript and how family stories were handled; as well as the cultural and family research process that plays a part in crafting a historically accurate biography.
Reservations required at (928)778-1385

Sharlot Hall with Jody Drake
Saturday, October 27th at 1PM

*PLEASE NOTE: There is a 15% fee for cancellations up to 1 week before paid programming; no refunds are given after that time. 

(All refunds will be dispersed by check.)