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.

Picturing Home: Dust Bowl Migrants in Chandler

Daughter of Mexican Field Laborer. Near Chandler, Arizona.

March 8, 2022 - Aug. 13, 2023

In the late 1930s Chandler had an influx of Dust Bowl migrants who fled their homes in search of a better life. Government photographers Dorothea Lange and Russell Lee documented unique stories showing these migrants and their dwellings, which were often temporary.

This exhibition is a history of Dust Bowl Chandler through unique black and white photographs. It examines what home looked like and makes connections between 1930s Chandler and Chandler today. It includes themes of housing, migration, agriculture, technology, self-sufficiency, and empathy.

Daughter of Mexican Field Laborer. Near Chandler, Arizona. Image Credit: Dorothea Lange, 1937, Library of Congress, LC-USF34- 016792-C

Arrival Stories

Arrival Stories

Sept. 20, 2022 - April 25, 2023

Chandler Museum wants to know: What brought you to Chandler?

Visit the Price Gallery to explore first-hand accounts about people past and present coming to our community. Then, share your story. This interactive exhibit will evolve with visitors' participation, so make sure to add your arrival story to Chandler’s rich history.

Share Your Story

Working America

Working America

Jan. 31- May 21, 2023

Comprised of fifty photographs by Sam Comen, Working America is a meditation on American belonging and American becoming. It poetically acknowledges the lives and contributions working men and women make as a part of our collective experience. The exhibition features American immigrants and first-generation Americans at work in small, skilled trades. The subjects share stories of economic independence and struggle, belonging and exclusion, faith and fear, and service to both community and family.

A Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance and The National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo: Sam Comen, Young Ae Jung, Tailor, 2019; digital photograph on Dibond, 36 x 24 x 1 ½ inches; Courtesy of the artist.

In case you missed the exhibition, view the tour of Bigger than Boxing: Zora Folley and the Heavyweight Title