Visiting the Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale was an experience we will not soon forget. It is a first class museum and quite extraordinary. We did not expect what we saw. It was... read more
--Winner of the 2014 Arizona Tourism Award!-- The Copper Art Museum is...
--Winner of the 2014 Arizona Tourism Award!-- The Copper Art Museum is Arizona's newest art museum located in the former copper town of Clarkdale, a USA City Beautiful Movement town founded in 1912. Clarkdale was built by Senator W. A. Clark "America's Copper King." The museum's collection is the "largest return of copper, "back" to both Clarkdale and the "Copper State" and showcases what man created with the red-metal while it was away.
The Copper Art Museum features exhibits of copper art and collections for study, which were made by coppersmiths, soldier artists and braziers; many of whom were masters in their trade. Artifacts displayed have an emphasis on American and European works-of-art from the 16th - 21st century. The affinities and history of copper is also featured and is very fascinating, bringing forth forgotten stories, legends and mysteries.