Chandler Museum Exhibits

The Chandler Museum exhibit hall features 6-8 exhibitions each year. The schedule includes a combination of in-house produced exhibits exploring Chandler history topics and nationally traveling exhibits showcasing culture, history and art.

Focus In: Dorothea Lange’s View of Chandler

Focus In: Dorothea Lange’s View of Chandler

June 16 - Sept. 27

Photographer Dorothea Lange visited Chandler three times in the late 1930s and early 1940s to document the effects of the Dust Bowl and New Deal Programs. She captured photographs of migrant families, auto camps, and the Farm Security Administration housing in Chandler. The debut of this six-panel banner exhibit shows the striking images Lange captured and gives a glimpse of Chandler in the late 1930s. This exhibit also features photographs taken by Russell Lee, another government photographer who captured Chandler. 

Image: Photo courtesy of National Archive and Records Administration, 522527

Bigger than Boxing:  Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title

Bigger than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title

Aug. 25, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2021

March 22, 1967, Madison Square Garden, New York City.  Two men face off in the ring for the Heavyweight Championship of the World.  In the blue corner, the Champ, Muhammad Ali.  In the red corner, the Challenger from Chandler, Arizona, Zora Folley.
What follows is a fight at the crossroads of race, religion, sport, and the politics of the 1960s. Bigger than Boxing features the stories of these two boxers, the circumstances that weighed heavy on each man, and the fight that was a turning point in both of their careers.

Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico

A Celebration of Souls: Day of the Dead in Southern Mexico

Sept. 1 - Nov. 29

Every year on November 1 and 2, families in villages across Mexico gather to welcome home the visiting spirits of departed relatives on the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Encounter the colorful traditions of this luminous holiday with engaging panels in English and Spanish and stunning color photographs that capture Day of the Dead celebrations in and around Oaxaca, Mexico. A Celebration of Souls focuses on the lives of villagers as they prepare centuries-old recipes, scatter marigolds to guide the dead home, and celebrate this annual event. 

This exhibition was developed by The Field Museum in collaboration with Mars, Incorporated.