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Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery

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Address: 22402 S Basha Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248-4908
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+1 480-895-5230

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Western art

Basra Mesuem is a wonderful place to view exceptional Western art. You start off in the reception area, then onto the gallery. There are many beautiful small and large depicting... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved this hidden gem of an museum. The art collection is just amazing. Plan to spend about 1 - 2 hrs. It is free and is open Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm.

Thank Vicki D
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Basra Mesuem is a wonderful place to view exceptional Western art. You start off in the reception area, then onto the gallery. There are many beautiful small and large depicting life in the old west. Cowboys and Indians. The bronze statues are magnificent. Be aware the meduem is only open during the week, not weekends.

Thank vlzb
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This free, private museum is an extensive collection of Western art. Really worth the trip. Be sure to check as to times that it is open.

Thank Ellen R
Sacramento, California
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in the Phoenix area visiting friends, and it was suggested that we go to the Basha gallery. Considering that it was over 100 degrees outside, we welcomed the idea! Once inside, we received a friendly greeting, were offered a gallery flyer, and were invited to go around ourselves. What a surprise, and that there is no admission fee!... More 

Thank Notreallyacomplainer
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this gallery several time and still have not taken it all in. It is the best collection of Native American art and basketry as well as cowboy art and sculpture in the US and it is all for free compliments of the Basha family and corporation.

Thank Aaron B
Ocean Park, Washington
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gallery is housed in the Basha's Grocery Administrative Offices in Chandler, which seems like an unlikely place for such an extensive collection of art, though it makes sense when you realize the history of the collectors. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm, and admittance is free. At first, it seems like there is just one... More 

Thank KJthe10snut
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8 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

on a rare rainy day we went to a venue close-by and were amazed! First that one family had such a varied collection, then to be fascinated by the presentation by history and visual treasures . The cowboy in my family loved the statuary and belt buckles; while the historian enjoyed the progression of time. i will have to return... More 

Thank th0mfam
Kokomo, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No charge- donations accepted. Friendly secretary/host, tour maps& water readily available. You can get lost! One floor, ample seats to rest, rest rooms, water . You have to see this yourself. Mainly beautiful, enlightening, paintings- landscapes, historical events(several Lewis & Clark scenes), portraits, natives, plus sculptures usually grouped to augment the particular gallery you are viewing. Six-shooters, rifles, but only... More 

Thank Devon_Peyton
Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have lived in the Southeast Valley for many,many years and did not learn about this gallery until out of state visitors asked to see it, based on a recommendation they had received. What a wonderful find, and so generous of the Basha family to share their extensive collection of Native American and Western Art. It is obviously a labor... More 

Thank Terry B
Sun Lakes, AZ, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This SW Museum is worth a "Look See". Hidden in the Basha Administrative offices, it is full of Native American baskets, paintings, sculptures and a whole lot more. Depending on your interests, the free museum can certainly take an hour or more to enjoy. tucked away in the administration offices, it is not advertised and only busy when they have... More 

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