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Get acquainted with the rich history surrounding the African Americans settlers in Phoenix at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. As you enter the gates of the museum, a magnanimous statue of George Washington Carver welcomes you. Carver was well-loved by the locals because of his contribution to the development of agriculture. A popular exhibit is 'That Which Might Have Been Birmingham 1963', that was created to honor the memory of those who died and were injured in the bombings at a Sunday school in Alabama. The museum also houses a vast collection of archives on the African Americans.
One of the largest in the Southwest, the Phoenix Art Museum includes a staggering collection of exhibits from the world over. Permanent displays in this facility include miniature interiors as well as 20th-century art. Featured pieces cover contemporary art and fashion design with international exhibits from Europe, Asia, Latin America as well as Western America. Interactive, hands-on activities are featured for kids at the PhxArtKids space. Traveling displays are often included in the museum's highlights. Exhibits include popular works by Sui Jianguo, Lawrence Weiner and Pete Wegner.
Spend a few hours at Garfield Galleria; a simple structure that houses 13 spaces of varying sizes dedicated to art and art exhibition. The galleries and working studios within are owned and rented by independent artists and host special events through the month. While certain spaces are fixed in terms of artist or medium, the others make way for an ever changing schedule of art appreciation. For instance, Studio 200E functions both as a studio and gallery space for photographer Margaret Wright. And at Marisabel's Studio Boutique, visitors can study her paintings while also picking up pieces of jewelery created by her. Garfield Galleria provides an eclectic mix for all art buffs.