Discount Tire Free Family Sunday June 2019

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
Inspiration: Sonoran Road in a Storm by Myrna Harrison
Wolfswinkel Education Center Studio
Draw It! Dream Room Blueprints                           
Inspiration: English Lodge Kitchen by Narcissa Niblack Thorne
Rineberg Gallery                               
Explore: Hands On                                          
Spin the Wheel of Wonder!
Inspiration: Pinwheel and Cloud by Alexander Calder          
Rineberg Gallery 
Explore: Hands On
I Spy with My Museum Eye...                                          
Inspiration: Pink Abstraction by Georgia O’Keeffe        
American Gallery
Participate! Family Learning with Arizona PBS Kids
Noon – 3pm              
Chase Lobby
Performance: How an Egg Got the BLUES!
An Original Puppet Show by Artist Dain Gore
12:15pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm                         
Orientation Theatre
Pop-Up Library                       
Kick-off your summer reading!                          
Noon – 2pm
Second Floor, North Wing              
Story Time    
1:30pm and 2:30pm in English    
3:30pm in Spanish
The Hub                     
Performance: Gravitating in Circles by nueBOX  
12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 Great Hall 



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