b'VISUALS AND VEHICLESTheres a caged red dinosaur (Sui Jianguos Jurassic Age) outside the front door and a flying staircase between levels of the modern/contemporary wing. PHOENIXARTMUSEUM hasmanyevergreen wonders, and is also regularly refreshed with limited engagements. Generations in Paper: Fast Fashion of the 1960s (through July 17, 2022) showcases garments made with disposable textiles. Desert Rider (Apr. 24-Sept. 18, 2022) explores car culture at the hands and through the lenses of Latinx and indigenous artists.WAYS OF THE WESTIn2007,Scottsdaletrademarked The Wests Most Western Town as its motto. In 2015, a museum that fits as well as a saddle on a quarter horse debuted downtown.WESTERN SPIRIT: SCOTTSDALESMUSEUMOFTHE WESTis anchored by collections of paintings and bronzes by significant Western American artists, tools, and uniforms used in ranching and rodeo-ing, and various artifacts from regional vocations and tribal affiliations. A major current exhibit explores the art and tech-niques of photographer Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952).SADDLE RANCH Yes, you can go horseback riding and have a legit cowboy cookout within city limits. The Richardson family owns 1,280 acres west of Scottsdale Road and welcomes advance-reservation guests toMACDONALDS RANCHfor rides via horse, hay wagon, or stagecoach, optionally followed by a sunset dinner and a bonfire. Experiences not requiring a reservation: petting zoo, Western town, yard games,Clockwise from top: and pony rides for young children. Generations in Paper at Phoenix Art MuseumMAIN VEIN MacDonalds RanchThe highest local concentration of fine art galleriesPieces by Les Namingha and lies alongMAIN STREETwest of Scottsdale Road.Frederica Antonio at King Knowledgeable directors are quick with quips andGalleries on Main Streetbackstories. Works in paint, photography, stone, glass,Oasis in the Badlands by Edward S. Curtis at Scottsdales and ceramics represent traditional styles and startlinglyMuseum of the Westfresh ideas in a neighborly way. On-street parking and sidewalk benches make the approach easy, and most galleries stay open late on Thursday nights.THE WESTIN KIERLAND MAGAZINE 21'