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.
Make It! Watercolor Experiments with Artist Isela Meraz
Wolfswinkel Education Center Studio
Draw It! Dream Room Blueprints
Explore: Hands On
Spin the Wheel of Wonder!
Explore: Hands On
I Spy with My Museum Eye...
Noon – 3pm
Performance: How an Egg Got the BLUES!
12:15pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
Kick-off your summer reading!
Noon – 2pm
Second Floor, North Wing
1:30pm and 2:30pm in English
3:30pm in Spanish
Performance: Gravitating in Circles by nueBOX
12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 Great Hall