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.
Bigger than Boxing:  Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title

Bigger than Boxing: Zora Folley and the 1967 Heavyweight Title

Aug. 25, 2020 - Feb. 13, 2022

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.

Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope, and Diversity in America

Manitoba James and His Children
Manitoba James and His Children

June 29 - Oct. 17, 2021

At the turn of the 20th-century, many African Americans across the country embraced the “New Negro Movement,” which set the stage for the Harlem Renaissance. No one better captured the essence of this time of advancement than African American photographer John Johnson. This exhibition includes thirty-one large-scale black and white photographs captured by Johnson from 1910 to 1925.

Black and White in Black and White: Images of Dignity, Hope, and Diversity in America is curated by Douglas Keister, presented with support from California State University, Chico, and traveled by Exhibit Envoy.

Image credit: Courtesy of the Douglas Keister Collection