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Featured Exhibit

HoT Opening flyer

Humans of Tempe

Exhibit Opens Thursday May 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Exhibit runs through March 24, 2019.

Tempe History Museum sent out 4 photographers to gather short interviews and informal portraits of random folks on the streets of Tempe. With the combined informal portraits and short quotes, visitors will connect with real, ordinary people and learn about people different than themselves. These portraits and stories remind us that we are all human – our problems may not be that bad, or that we are not alone, or that others share the same joy and pain.

Exhibit Opening

Join us for an exhibit opening on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. Meet the photographers and some of the people featured in the exhibit. Special guests: Walt Richardson and Zarco Guerrero Refreshments will be provided. Free Admission


 Main Exhibit Gallery

The main exhibition hall, entitled, Tempe: Distinct, Diverse, Dynamic, is the heart of the Tempe History Museum. Here the story of Tempe is told interactively through a variety of media and displays. The exhibition explores the history of Tempe using a thematic approach focusing on four topics: Surviving in the Desert, Building Our Community, Living Together and College Town.

Community Room Gallery

The Community Room hosts temporary art exhibits around its perimeter.


Art 7: Tempe Union High School District Student Exhibition

For more than 45 years, the city of Tempe and the Tempe Union High School District have joined together for an

exhibition of visual art from the high schools in the Tempe District.

This year, students are exhibiting their work at the Tempe History Museum.

The exhibition includes a variety of media including photography, painting, drawing, digital art and ceramics.

More than 3,000 Tempe students participate in fine art classes in the district. This annual exhibition

gives audiences a sampling of some of the talented students and engaging programs happening

in Tempe schools.

Participating schools are:

Compadre Academy

Corona del Sol

Desert Vista

Marcos de Niza


Mountain Pointe

Tempe High

Exhibit runs through April 22, 2018



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