Japanese Cloisonné

Sep 3, 2014, 12pm
Collector & Donor Waynor Rogers shares the history and process of the craft in the 19th & 20th century, using examples in the Museum’s collection and comparing Japanese examples with Chinese prototypes. Free with Museum Admission.  Image Credit: Unknown, Japan, Large trumpet mouth vase with bird and flower motifs against brocade background, 1865-1880. Cloisonné. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Waynor and Laurie Rogers in honor of the Museum's 50th Anniversary.

Object of the Month

Sep 4, 2014, 11:30am Sep 11, 2014, 11:30am 3 More Engagement(s) Available
Llano Estacado: High Plains, High Stakes, The Diptych by Don Stinson An intense sapphire sky commands your view. Contemplate the silent sentinels standing guard over this vista – are they part of the ever evolving terrain? Docent Gail Paredes-Ewen guides a consideration of time and technology in this landscape. Image Credit: Don Stinson, Llano Estacado: High Plans, High Stakes, The Diptych, detail, 2009. Oil on linen. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds provided by Men’s Arts Council Western Art Endowment Fund  

Jungle Red and Dragon Ladies: A Century of Modern Manicure

Sep 10, 2014, 5pm
Buffet (Optional) - 4 p.m. Whiteman Hall - 5 p.m. Author Suzanne Shapiro discusses her latest book, Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure. Shapiro traces the origins of the modern manicure as a radical gesture in style and follows it through today's culture of ubiquitous nail salons and edgy experiments in nail art, showing how the manicure has reflected larger style trends as well as changing ideals of femininity. Buffet Price: Members - $28 Non-members - $33 Lecture: Free

Make It!

Sep 17, 2014, 5:30pm
Great Hall Let your imagination wander as you explore the Antonio Berni exhibition and then use collage techniques to make a storybook based off of your observations!

Public Lecture: Dr. Mari Carmen Ramírez

Sep 17, 2014, 7pm
Singer Hall Join the curator of the Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona exhibition Dr. Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, for a lecture on Berni’s multifaceted work. Image Credit: Antonio Berni, Ramona con medias rayadas [Ramona with Striped Stockings], 1976, Xylo-cxollage-relief, Collection of Gail and Louis K. Adler, Houston; © Sucesión Lily Berni; Photograph © The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Will Michels, photographer

Collecting Sri Lankan Art

Oct 1, 2014, 12pm
Art of Asia Gallery Exposed to the art of his heritage by his parents at an early age, Collector and Donor Dr. Barry Fernando began to study and collect Sri Lankan art in depth later in life. He will discuss many of his gifts to the Museum and his experiences in collecting. Free with Museum Admission. 

First Friday at Phoenix Art Museum

Oct 3, 2014, 6pm
Join us for an evening of music and art as we open the international contemporary mail art exhibition: Focus Latin America: Art is Our Last Hope, curated by Dr. Vanessa Davidson and John Held Jr. Exhibitions on view: Sacred Stories and Images of the Buddha: The Vessantara Jataka Scroll - Free after 6 p.m. Paulo Bruscky: Art is Our Last Hope - Free after 6 p.m. Focus Latin America: Art Is Our Last Hope - Free after 6 p.m. Quiet Rage, Gentle Wail: Prints and Masks of Japanese Noh Theatre - Free after 6 p.m. Phoenix Art Museum is one of four Artlink Phoenix First Friday Trolley hubs! Park and enjoy the museum then take the trolley tour and explore all the downtown Phoenix arts and culture... (View more)

Sacred Stories & Images of the Buddha: The Vessantara Jataka Scroll

Oct 3, 2014, 6:30pm
Singer Hall   Dr. Leedom Lefferts, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Duke University will lecture on the 37-foot cloth narrative scroll from Laos currently on view. This rare scroll is used in processions and temple rituals in Laos and tells the story of the virtue of generosity through gifts of great sacrifice.  A light buffet supper will be served.  Free to Asian Arts Council members, all others $20, must RSVP via email by Sept 25th. Image Credit Left: Unknown, Thailand, Vessantara Jataka Scroll, 1930s (detail). Handpainted on cotton/linen. Gift of Peter Banko in honor of Baas Terwiel & H. Leedom Lefferts

International Mail Art Symposium

Oct 8, 2014, 6pm
Singer Hall Focusing on mail art in Latin America this symposium will bring together leading scholars on this subject, including John Held Jr., Mauricio Marcin, and Dr. Vanessa Davidson, both historical and contemporary. Image Credit Paulo Bruscky, Pelos Nossos Desaparecidos (For Our Disappeared), 1977 © Paulo Bruscky.

Celebrating James Galanos

Oct 8, 2014, 12:30pm
Great Hall Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Lecture: 12:30 p.m. James Galanos celebrates his 90th birthday this fall.  Former fashion model and friend, Tatiana Sorokko gives an overview of his legendary career and international clientele. Lecture is free with General admission. Purchase tickets for optional luncheon at ArizonaCostumeInstitute.com or Tickets.PhxArt.org.  Image Credit Image via palmspringslife.com

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