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Saving an American Treasure: An Unparalleled Collection of Anthropological Photographs

Phone: (520) 621-6302

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Venue: Arizona State Museum

Time: Gallery open during museum hours, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Saturday.

Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday


The photographic collection at Arizona State Museum has been designated an American Treasure, a status underscoring the importance of one of the nation's most prized assemblages of documentary materials. More than half a million prints, negatives, transparencies, and movie films document human ingenuity and cultural traditions in what is now the U.S. Southwest and northern Mexico from 13,000 years ago to the present. Arizona State Museum is closed on Sundays and federal and state holidays.