PHOENIX— The Arizona Capitol Museum has several new exhibits highlighting various aspects of Arizona’s history and culture. The emotions of life’s most evocative moments can be seen through the paintings of local muralist, Hugo Medina. Visitors will also get a glimpse into the history of the Grand Canyon as the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary.
Hugo Medina’s colorful ten-year retrospective of art reflects the experiences of working class people around the world. It is inspired by his familial struggles migrating to the United States. This temporary art exhibition can be seen in the museum until the end of August.
Also featured in the museum until December, in collaboration with the National Park Service, is an informative exhibit about one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
For the centennial celebration of the Grand Canyon, museum visitors can view a model of the canyon, a historic ranger uniform and learn about the first female ranger at the park, all without leaving the city.
“Celebrating Arizona’s vibrant cultural heritage through history is our mission, and Hugo Medina and the Grand Canyon are a perfect fit,” Dorie Hanson, chief administrator of the Capitol Museum, said. “Arizona is a landscape of wonderful people, places and rich history; by sharing these stories and experiences we provide visibility to the unique nature of our state.”
The Arizona Capitol Museum is located at 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007, and it is open on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Labor Day. Admission is free. To schedule a tour, or to find additional information, please go online at http://www.azlibrary.gov/azcm/plan-your-visit or call 602-926-3620.