Museums of Northern Arizona

Closed: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Facilities: Hall (225 seats); Library; Museum Store.

Activities: Education Program (children); Guided Tours (reserve 4 weeks in advance, fee, 774-5211 x220); Lectures: Temporary Exhibitions; Traveling Exhibitions.

Museum of Northern Arizona

Publications: magazine, “Plateau Journal” (semiannual); newsletter (quarterly); research publications (occasional).

Dedicated to the understanding of the Colorado Plateau, the Museum conducts research, displays exhibits and presents educational programs on biology, geology anthropology, and fine arts. Fine arts of the region are displayed in the Lockett Fine Arts Gallery, which also highlights work from the Museum’s collection of art and sculpture. The Babbitt Gallery featuring a reading area with a fireplace, is intended to display the Museum’s ceramics collection. A special exhibits gallery is used for changing exhibits throughout the year, including an annual Native American sales exhibit of Hopi, Navajo and Zuni art from May through September.

Museums of Northern Arizona Photo Gallery

Northern Arizona University Art Museum and Galleries

Old Main Building, North Campus, Knoles Drive and McMullen Circle, Flagstaff. AZ 86011 Tel: (520) 523-3471 Fax: (520) 523-1424

Activities: Arts Festival; Films; Gallery Talks; Guided Tours; Lectures; Temporary Exhibitions; Traveling Exhibitions.

Publications: exhibition catalogues.

Located in the historic Old Main building on Northern Arizona University’s north campus in Flagstaff, the Old Main Art Museum features contemporary art exhibitions by local, state, national, and international artists. The NAU Art Museum and Galleries also include the Charles E. Beasley Art Museum and Gallery, which features 30-day exhibits of contemporary art as well as a permanent display of selected works by Mr. Beasley. Works by NAU students are also highlighted, including annual juried exhibits and biannual BFA exhibits. (The Richard E. Beasley Art Museum and Gallery is located on the second floor of the Creative anti Communication Arts building on central campus. The closest cross streets are Knoles and Riordan.)

Sitka Sheldon Jackson

104 College Drive (behind the library)

Sitka. AK 99835-7657 Tel: (907) 747-8981 Fax: (907) 747-3004

Established: 1S87 Open: mid-May – mid-Sept.

Daily. 9am-5pm. mid-Sept – mid-May Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm.

Facilities: Architecture (National Register Exterior view of Sheldon Jackson Museum. Photograph building, 1895); Exhibition Area courtesy of Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka, Alaska.

Exterior icw of Alaska State Museum. Photograph courtesy of Alaska State Museum. Juneau, Alaska.

Sheldon Jackson Museum, cont.

Activities: Demonstrations (summer); Education Programs; Traveling Exhibitions.

Located in the oldest concrete building in Alaska on the edge of the Sheldon Jackson College campus, the Museum houses a collection of Alaskan ethnographic material, including objects from the Eskimo, Aleut, Athabaskan, Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshan cultures. Since 1984 it has been one of the Alaska State Museums.

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