Through the generosity of Discount Tire, general admission to Phoenix Art Museum is waived and admission to the special-engagement exhibition Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist is discounted from noon–5 pm on the second Sunday of each month, with exciting activities, scavenger hunts, live performances, tours, and more. The theme for June is "Blue."
Each Discount Tire Free Family Sunday features an opportunity to learn about and make art with local Valley artists, from muralists to dancers and more.
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Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist is the first survey on the obscure American painter in more than 24 years. Born to American parents in Stuttgart, Germany, Pelton (1881-1961) and her family briefly lived in Basel, Switzerland before returning to the United States in 1888. A graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, she began experimenting with abstraction in the early 1900s in New York, eventually exhibiting in the Armory Show of 1913 at the invitation of Walt Kuhn. Intentionally moving away from the “mainstream” arts community, Pelton eventually settled in Cathedral City, California. She painted conventional desert landscapes to make a living, but it was her abstract studies of earth and light, biomorphic compositions of delicate veils, shimmering stars, and atmospheric horizon lines, that distinguished her work.
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