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Scottsdale's Museum of the West debuts new exhibit

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, November 1, 2021 - 11:36am

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Museums — like so many other arts and culture organizations — have weathered a tough storm for the last year and a half as the pandemic raged. Most were closed to the public for months on end, often trying to pivot to online exhibitions that don’t hold the same weight.

It was tough for even legacy museums in our community. But for newer museums, like Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, it was even harder to keep funds in the coffers.

The Museum of the West recently reopened its doors with a new exhibition. The Show spoke with its executive director, James Burns, to learn about it.

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