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Film & Performance
July 18, 7pm
CF's Summer Film Series: Exit Through The Gift Shop

Mindfulness Sessions

Dec 8, 2016, 12pm Dec 15, 2016, 12pm 2 More Engagement(s) Available
Scientific studies show the art of Mindfulness can relieve anxiety, depression, pain, and stress and actually change the way you feel, think, work and play by opening new pathways in the brain. Learn how to focus on the present and live in the moment. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979 by physicist Jon Kabat-Zinn. To learn more about Hospice of the Valley Mindfulness classes or to register, call (602) 530-6900 or visit Mindfulness Sessions are weekly, rain or shine, at the Dorrance Sculpture Garden. If excessive heat or rain occurs, session will be held inside the Wolfswinkel Education Center.

Object of the Month

Dec 15, 2016, 11:30am Dec 22, 2016, 11:30am
Presented by Docent Lisa Corridan Object of the Month: Evening Dress by Thierry Mugler   French avant-garde designer Thierry Mugler is a true iconoclast, whose bold, innovative and sensual designs have thrilled the world for decades.  This elegant gown gives us his vision of past, present and future.  Please join docent Lisa Corridan for a look inside the daring, always original, world of Thierry Mugler.   Included with ticketed exhibition admission.  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.7px Calibri; color: #1f497d; -webkit-text-stroke: #1f497d} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Image Credit   Thierry Mugler, Evening Dress, FW 1984. Wool and Gold Lamé. Museum purchase of Emphat... (View more)

Emphatics Film Series: Prêt-à-Porter

Dec 7, 2016, 6pm
Curated by Emphatics founder Karin Legato Robert Altman applied his familiar technique of overlapping and interwoven story lines to high fashion in this 1994 satire. Prêt-à-Porter (Ready to Wear) follows the lives of designers, model, journalists and celebrities in the hectic days of Paris Fashion Week. Noted for its many Hollywood and fashion industry cameos, the true highlights are the runway sequences, shot on location, using actual fashion shows. Film ticket includes admission into Emphatics: Avant Garde Fashion 1963-2013. Part of #FreeAfterThree Wednesdays. 

Asian Arts Council First Wednesdays Gallery Talk: Early Chinese Bronze Objects

Dec 7, 2016, 12pm
A brief history of the ancient Chinese bronze phenomenon emphasizing mastery and technique of Chinese bronze works using examples from our collection. Featuring bronze mirrors, chariot ornaments, garment hooks, and fragments of a bell and axle. Presented by: Martha Carter, Dr. Martha Carter holds a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and has taught and curated at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the University of Wisconsin. Free for Museum and AAC Members or included with Museum general admission. There is a no-host luncheon in Palette restaurant following the gallery talk. Image Credit: Artist unknown, Chariot bell, 6th-5th century B.C. Bronze. Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in honor o... (View more)