Architecture & Homes
COSANTI The foundry and studio of architect Paolo Soleri (1919-2013), who experimented with earth-cast roofs and shade-throwing breezeways, and endeavored to find an economical and sociable antidote to urban sprawl. Cosanti remains a working windbell foundry, gallery, shop and educational monument to the architect. www.cosanti.com. 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Paradise Valley, 480.948.6145. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S TALIESIN WEST Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s (1867-1959) personal residence for almost 20 years. Set on 600 acres in the foothills of northeast Scottsdale, with guided tours of the buildings and the surrounding desert. www.franklloydwright.org. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. & Cactus Rd., 480.860.2700. MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM Five subterranean galleries feature emerging and internationally recognized visual artists. Through July 31: Hat Tip: A Tribute to Arts Philanthropy, in conjunction with the museum’s 10-year anniversary at its current location, highlights from the museum’s collection of donated pieces by artists, collectors and through limited purchase awards are displayed. Through Aug 7: Threads: Gathering My Thoughts, fiber art by Susan Lenz. Through Aug 7: Archive of Rag and Bone, Kristin Beeler’s portraits and objects documenting specific memories. Opening May 13: El Mac: Aerosol Exalted, large-scale photorealistic murals. www. mesaartscenter.com. Mesa Arts Center, Main & Center Sts., Mesa, 480.644.6500. PHOENIX ART MUSEUM The largest visual arts museum in the Southwest contains a vast collection of art ranging from 19th-century European works to 21st-century contemporary masterpieces. Through May 29: Phoenix Rising: The Valley Collects, works from more than 20 private collections ranging American, Asian, Modern, Contemporary, European and Fashion Design. Through June 5: Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967- SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SMOCA Modern art, architecture and design works are showcased in a building redesigned by Arizona-based architect Will Bruder. Opening May 14: Permanent Collection/ Impermanent Museum, remnants of past exhibits. Opening May 21: Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire, political and provocative visual art. Free Th; closed M. www.smocaorg. 2nd St. & Drinkwater Blvd., 480.874.4666.