Through January 11
Natural Rhythms
www.bentleygallery.com
This two-person show features work by David Kessler and Jim Waid. Both artists have explored the delicate wonder of nature for decades. Their work reveals a heightened sense of our desert environment through skilled mark making and exceptional technique. In these artists’ masterful hands, one does not merely view the landscape; it becomes an experience.

Through January 12
Medieval Piñata
https://www.mesaartscenter.com
California sculptor Roberto Benavidez is known for his elaborate, fine art piñatas that play on themes of race, sexuality, art, sin, humor and beauty.

Through January 19
Wonderland: Patti Warashina and Michael Lucero
https://asuartmuseum.asu.edu
Wonderland presents the work of two internationally-known artists, whose ceramic sculptures share an emphasis on the figure and issues of the human condition, use satire, humor and the fanciful as ways to explore their daily realities and new imaginaries.

Through January 19
Counter-Landscapes: Performative Actions from the 1970s – Now
www.SMoCA.org
Presenting a group of artists working in both natural and urban environments whose work exploits the power of place to address issues of social, environmental, and personal transformation, Counter-Landscapes illuminates how the strategies created by women artists in the 1970s and 1980s are employed by artists today.

Through January 24
Juntos Together: Iván Argote
https://asuartmuseum.asu.edu
In his first solo U.S. museum exhibition, Colombian-born, Paris-based artist Iván Argote presents films, videos, sculpture and site-specific installations.

Through January 25
Change Agent: June Wayne and the Tamarind Workshop
https://asuartmuseum.asu.edu
Change Agent highlights June Wayne’s legacy as an artist, printmaker, educator and activist. Wayne refused to follow a signature style, taking on a variety of themes such as personal history, modern science and social issues. She was a catalyst for the revival of fine art lithography in the United States, a medium which had all but vanished by the 1950s.

Through January 26
The Past Decade
www.phxart.org
This exhibition showcases select works of art acquired ten years after the Museum’s 50th anniversary. The Past Decade demonstrates the Museum’s firm commitment to diversity and artistic excellence through a careful selection of works from the departments of modern and contemporary art, Latin American art, American art, Asian art, and fashion design.

Through January 26
FLORA & FAUNA: Botanicals and Animals in Contemporary Art
https://www.mesaartscenter.com
From bacteria to large land and sea mammals, this exhibition celebrates nature and its enduring
influence in art.

Through January 26
Biophilia
https://www.mesaartscenter.com
Arizona artist Mary Meyer, who specializes in mixed media sculpture and installations, is influenced by a background in traditional stone carving. She uses meditative processes and materials to illustrate our physical kinship with the flora that surrounds us.

Through February 1
Begin at the End
https://asuartmuseum.asu.edu
The exhibition features 14 contemporary artists who experiment with the written word. Through a broad range of media, the artists explore typography as image, text as a system of signs and symbols and language as a tool of political resistance. 

Through February 29
Protected Vulnerability
www.lisasettegallery.com
The exhibition features a selection of artist Carrie Marill’s new works, intricately detailed acrylic canvases inspired by the notion of fortifications and barriers—both their protective exteriors and the precious interior spaces within.

Through February 29
It’s All in the Details
www.mountainshadows.com
Curated by John Reyes of Reyes Contemporary Art, It’s All in the Details will feature works by four artists: Marc Baseman’s miniature art, George Elbert Burr’s etchings and dry points of the American West, Mayme Kratz’s use of natural elements found in the environment and Clayton Porter’s small-scale drawings of horses and riders. This exhibition will dive into the innermost workings of each artist’s approach to their medium, and the intricate detail that lies within each piece.

Through February 29
Pulso: Tania Candiani
https://asuartmuseum.asu.edu
Pulso, created by Tania Candiani in 2016, is a dynamic sound-based project depicting a one-day performance by 195 women in Mexico City’s underground metro stations. Incorporating pre-Hispanic drums, historically only played by men, the artist addresses the changing roles and perceptions of women.

Through March 15
Legends of Speed
www.phxart.org
Phoenix Art Museum’s first major exhibition of racing cars, Legends of Speed, will showcase an unprecedented selection of more than 20 legendary cars by Maserati, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, Ford and Bugatti. Spanning six decades and driven by some of the greatest drivers in the history of racing, such as A.J. Foyt, Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, and Stirling Moss, they represent winners of many of the world’s most iconic races including Le Mans, the Indianapolis 500 and the Italian Grand Prix.

Through March 20
Guru Nanak: 550th Birth Anniversary of Sikhism’s Founder
www.phxart.org
The founder of Sikhism and its first teacher and spiritual guide, Guru Nanak, believed that the Sikh path to the Divine is found through humility, service and finding beauty and joy in everyday life. Guru Nanak’s words, happenings and visions, and those of his successors, are enshrined in the Sikh scriptures.

Through March 29
A State of Being
https://www.mesaartscenter.com
A cross-cultural exchange, this exhibition brings together the dynamic black and white works of Chinese artist He Gong and scientifically inspired geometric imagery of Arizona artist Mark Pomilio. Even with contrasting methods and subject matter, He Gong and Pomilio’s work capture the complexity of artistic expression and the human experience.

Through April 5
Yosemite and Masters of California Basketry
www.heard.org
The exhibition marks the first showing of David Hockney’s work in Arizona and will highlight the influence of the American landscape on his seminal work while illuminating how Indigenous women inspired by the same landscape have made significant contributions to the field of art production. The objects on view will illustrate ways in which technology can be implemented in artistic creation, from the sophisticated technology of basketry to the innovative use of digital technologies like the iPad.

Through August 2
Maynard Dixon’s American West
www.scottsdalemuseumwest.org
Dixon (1875-1946) was one of the premier artists of the American West, and a true pioneer with an independent view and unique modern aesthetic of the American West. He thrived in the raw beauty and remoteness of the Western landscape and its diverse cultures, and his iconic interpretations of this land and time form the backbone of the exhibition.

Through August 24
By Beauty Obsessed: Gilbert Waldman Collects the West
www.scottsdalemuseumwest.org
This exhibition, on loan from Phoenix-Scottsdale resident and founding member of the SMoW Board of Trustees includes more than 50 artworks featuring stunning content – diverse cultural perspectives, landscapes, wildlife and more – organized across four geographical regions of the American West: New Mexico, Arizona, Northern Plains and the Mountain West.

Through September 13
Congo Masks and Music: Masterpieces from Central Africa
www.mim.org
ACongo Masks and Music: Masterpieces from Central Africa, offers a glimpse into the dramatic and lively masquerade traditions of Central Africa with an exclusive collection of more than 150 stunning and rare masks, instruments, and costumes from the late 1800s to early 1900s.

January 11 – June 7
Ansel Adams: Performing the Print
www.phxart.org
The exhibition of 60 photographs, sets of prints – grouped in twos and threes – show how on different occasions Adams created varying interpretations from his own negatives. these groups demonstrate how, using the same score, Adams was constantly revising the way it was performed.