Open Voice: Pride Day 2017

In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, join Phoenix-based artists, community members, and Museum staff for a tour starting at 5:15 P.M. discussing art and personal identity. This event is free and open to the public and part of #FreeAfterThree Wednesdays programming, when general admission is free from 3 - 9 P.M. each Wednesday.  Enjoy music by DJ Musa Mind and a cash bar in Great Hall from 5 - 8 P.M., and catch a screening of Gregg Araki's The Living End in Whiteman Hall at 6:30 P.M., introduced by Andrew Kensett, Curatorial Assistant for Photography at Phoenix Art Museum. 

Art + Personal Identity tour begins at 5:15 P.M. in Greenbaum Lobby and will end at approximately 6:30 P.M. No RSVP required, drop-ins welcome. 

Featured speakers include:

Christian Adame will introduce the speakers to begin the tour.  Christian is the Assistant Education Director at the Museum, acting as the liaison between the Education and Curatorial divisions. A California native, he has worked in museums for 14 years, having held various positions at the California State Archives, The California Museum of Women, History, and the Arts, and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. 

Brian Jennings is the Curatorial Assistant for Fashion Design at Phoenix Art Museum. Jennings has a master of arts degree in visual culture and costume studies from New York University, and has extensive experience working in the fashion and jewelry industry, serving in various roles with Cartier, Tiffany & Co., De Beers, and others.

Martina Salas and Adam Jackson of Phoenix Art Museum's inaugural Teen Art Council. Teen Art Council's mission is to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for all teens to connect to works of art at Phoenix Art Museum.

Joshua Gutierrez is a Phoenix-based artist currently pursuing an MFA in photography at ASU and whose recent work is informed by the erasure of queer experiences from family histories. 

Laura Wilde currently serves as the Executive Director for Xico, Inc. a local non-profit dedicated to celebrating Latino and Indigenous heritage and culture through the arts. Wilde also serves as a commissioner for the City of Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission and a member of the City of Phoenix Latino Advisory Committee. 

Kenny Barrett, co-founder and caretaker of Growhouse and co-owner of Phoenix General


Image: Kehinde Wiley, Marechal Floriano Peixoto (from The World Stage: Brazil Series), 2009. Oil on canvas. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum (ArtPick 2009) in honor of the Museum's 50th Anniversary.

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