This exclusive exhibition features more than eighty of the world’s rarest electric guitars and amplifiers, including those played and popularized by groundbreaking artists as well as authentic guitars played by next generations of influential musicians. Take a glimpse into the electric guitar’s influence on genres that defined American music, including Hawaiian music, dance orchestras, western swing, jazz, and rock and roll itself.
Travelogue: Grand Destinations and Personal Journeys
Kicking off summer with an exhibition focusing on art inspired by travel. Paintings, drawings, photographs, graphics and travel ephemera by artists surveying nearly 250 years of travel from the “Grand Tour” of Europe and the Middle East to sojourns through the American West. Public programs throughout the exhibition. More than 80 artists represented.
Great live jazz keeps summer evenings cool in Yuma’s most iconic eatery Lutes Casino. Lutes is a unique, popular local eatery, which also happens to be the oldest, continually operating pool hall in Arizona. Host band Yuma Jazz Company Quartet thrives at Lutes and will feature engaging guests throughout the Series.
From subtle grasses to stately saguaros, the desert is awash in color and edible morsels. The upcoming "Flower Power: Desert Botanicals" exhibition at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum will highlight the beauty and bounty of the desert, illustrated by Arizona artists and artifacts from the Museum's permanent collection.
A Place for All People explores the African American experience, evoking the power of oration and freedom stories, the brilliance of artistic achievement, and the soaring heights of cultural expression, philosophy, sports, and politics through a series of posters from the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture.