February 2020 First Friday

From 6–10 pm on the first Friday of each month, Phoenix Art Museum is open to the public with voluntary donation admission. Share your First Friday experience: @phxart #phxartff

February 7, 2020 will be a celebration of Black History Month! 

Join us for screenings of 2018 Artist Grant recipient Makalai's latest short films, Postmark and Opulence, a musical performance by Solu, poetry readings organized by Sean Avery, and more. Rachel Eseoghene Egboro, director of The Whole Story, hosts an open mic storytelling show on Black love at Phoenix Art Museum. Storytelling slots are open to all ages with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme, “Modern Love." Potential storytellers can put their name in the hat at 7:00 PM. Storytellers will be announced at 7:30 PM.  
 
PARKING: Find free overflow parking at Central Arts Plaza on the west side of Central Avenue --> bit.ly/PhxArtParking 
 
SCHEDULE 
3 - 10 pm: Happy Hour specials at Palette, the Museum restaurant
 
6:15 pm: See the AZ premiere of Opulence and Postmark, the latest short films by director, Malakai, in Whiteman Hall. (Films will be screening continuously from 6:30 - 9 pm.)
 
6:30 pm: Hear poetry readings by Patience Briggs and Sherdes Leona in Cummings Great Hall.
 
7 pm: See a live dance performance by Ashley Baker in Cummings Great Hall
 
7 pm: Sign up for "Modern Love," an open-mic storytelling event featuring #BlackLoveStories in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden.
 
7:15 pm: Hear poetry readings by Saretta Morgan and Sean Avery.
 
7:30 pm: "Modern Love" story-telling begins in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden.
 
8 pm: See a live dance performance by Ashley Baker in Cummings Great Hall.
 
8:30 pm: See a live musical performance by Solu in Cummings Great Hall.
 
 
 
Museum Policies
Help us create a safe environment for you and the art by remembering the following: 
‣ Artworks in the Museum are not to be touched.
‣ Food and drink (including water bottles) are not allowed in the Museum.
‣ Backpacks (large and small) are discouraged as they can damage the art. Shoulder bags are allowed.
 
Getting Here by Light Rail
The closest station to the Museum is Number 10, McDowell & Central. See this link to download the metro light rail brochure, containing a full map, fare details and operating hours.
 
Parking
A limited amount of parking is available at the Museum. Paid parking may* be available north of the Museum at Central United Methodist Church from 5 pm-10 pm on First Friday. The charge is $10 and can be paid using cash only. 
 
*Paid parking not always available. Ride share, bike share or park-and-ride strongly recommended.
 
Phoenix Art Museum is one of five Artlink Phoenix First Friday Trolley hubsPark and enjoy the Museum then take the trolley tour and explore all the downtown Phoenix arts and culture destinations. The Museum is conveniently located by the Central and McDowell Valley Metro Lightrail station.

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