Desert Caballeros Western Museum

photos by John Hazeltine

Wickenburg, AZ





Founded in 1960, "Arizona's most western museum," the Desert Caballeros Western Museum is a non-profit educational institution specifically created for the purpose of preserving and exhibiting the art and history of the rural Southwest and desert frontier. The museum is located at 21 N. Frontier Street in Wickenburg, AZ., about one hour's drive time northwest of Phoenix. Museum hours and fees available on Museum's website.

Google Book Searches conducted in 2008 and 2013 by Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) located the following brochures, catalogues and gallery guides published on paper in connection with the Museum and with a topic of American representational art. The list may not include all relevant publications. Titles are listed by date of publication, with most recent listed first. Information on publications may be in error or incomplete. Titles may be followed by links to related essays published by Resource Library. See Definitions for more information on finding brochures, catalogues and gallery guides using TFAO's website.

Cowgirl Up-All Our Heroes are Cowgirls, Desert Caballeros Western Museum,, 2008

Cowgirl Up!: Art from the Other Half of the West : 2006 Invitational Exhibition & Sale, April 8-30. Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 2006 - Art - 67 pages

Arizona Collects: Western Art from the State's Great Private Collections, February 7-April 19, 2004, by Christine Mollring, Jennifer Sands. Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 2004 - 40 pages

The Cowboy's Dream: The Mythic Life and Art of Lon Megargee, By Betsy Fahlman, Lon Megargee, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Published by Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 2002 134 pages. See "Creating an Iconography for a New State: The Arizona State Capitol Murals," from The Cowboy's Dream: The Mythic Life and Art of Lon Megargee; by Betsy Fahlman (6/7/02)

A Brush with Reality: Detailing the West in Contemporary Art, By Susan Hallsten McGarry, Ariz Desert Caballeros Western Museum (Wickenburg), Contributor Michael Ettema. Published by Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 1998. ISBN 0965737713, 9780965737715. 64 pages See A Brush With Reality - Detailing the West in Contemporary Art; essay by Susan Hallsten McGarry (7/10/08)

Olaf Wieghorst, a Retrospective Exhibition: February 15, 1989-April 15, 1989, By Olaf Wieghorst, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Published by Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 1989. 47 pages. Google Books says: "Catalog of the exhibition held at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Ariz."

Crossroads, The Desert Caballeros Western Museum at Fifty, Desert Caballeros Western Museum. n.d.

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