Desert Caballeros Western Museum
21 N. Frontier Street, Wickenburg, AZ 85390 (928) 684-2272, www.westernmuseum.org
Embark on a genuine adventure at Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona, where world-class art collections meet immersive historical exhibitions. DCWM’S galleries and audio tours tell the fascinating stories of explorers, cowboys, miners and others who lived and worked in the American West. At the core of the museum’s art collection are works by George Catlin, Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington, Charles M. Russell, the Cowboy Artists of America and the Taos Society of Artists. Recent additions to the museum’s collection include pieces by New Mexico artists Michael Naranjo
and Kim Wiggins.
Painter, sculptor and illustrator Ed Mell
will become the seventh recipient of the
Desert Caballeros Western Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Museum’s annual HEART of the West Gala on Saturday, January 18, 2020. An accompanying exhibition,
Ed Mell’s Southwest: Five Decades will be on view at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum from December 21 through March 8 and will cover the full breadth of his career. With an eye on the horizon, the museum hosts its Cowgirl Up! Art from the Other Half of the West Invitational Exhibition and Sale each spring. Featuring the talents of more than 50 of the country’s best Western women artists, the event runs from March 27 through May 10.
The Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona. Photo by Wayne Norton.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Study for hard set of Riders of the Purple Sage, oil on linen board, 20 x 10”, by Ed Mell.
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Southern Arizona Longhorn, oil on linen, 18 x 24”, by Ed Mell.