Art and Legacy Planning

Oct 28, 2014, 11:30am Oct 28, 2014, 4pm
The Planned Giving Committee of Phoenix Art Museum invites you to join us for a special seminar to learn how to protect yourself and your art. Listen and learn from two nationally recognized experts in the fields of art, insurance, tax and estate planning - Michele Impey and  Ramsay Slugg. They will discuss the steps you need to take to protect your valuables and better understand the necessary strategies and tax consequences of your estate planning. Whether you are planning to sell, give or donate your art, early planning is essential to ensure your financial expectations are met. There will be two sessions - one for general public, the other for financial professionals - that will cover the recent developments in estate, financial, tax and ris... (View more)

Artist Talk: Paulo Bruscky

Oct 29, 2014, 7pm
Singer Hall In connection with the exhibition Paulo Bruscky: Art is Our Last Hope, artist Paulo Bruscky will present a lecture on his work spanning 5 decades. Image Credit Sem titulo [Untitled] 1997 (detail). Collage and stamp on envelope. Courtesy Galeria Nara Roesler. © Paulo Bruscky

Fashioning the Future

Nov 5, 2014, 7pm
Join Curator of Fashion Design Dennita Sewell as she guides you through the latest exhibition, Fashioned in America. This lecture is on a #FreeWednesday evening. Image Credit Nanette Lepore (American, born 1964), Dress, Fall  2013. Cotton, viscose and leather. Lent by Nanette Lepore. Photo by Ken Howie.

Buddhist Story Telling: The Art of Narrative Scrolls in Northeast Thailand and Laos

Nov 5, 2014, 12pm
Asian Arts Gallery Mr. Banko will discuss how and why he collected the 37-foot long (yet incomplete) cloth scroll, thousands of which exist in temples and are used in processions and rituals. They tell the dramatic story of Prince Vessantara, who exemplifies the virtue of generosity by giving away everything he owns, even his wife. Few exist in museum collections anywhere in the world!  Image Credit Unknown, Thailand, Vessantara Jataka Scroll, 1930s (detail). Handpainted on cotton/linen. Gift of Peter Banko in honor of Baas Terwiel & H. Leedom Lefferts.

Object of the Month

Nov 6, 2014, 11:30am Nov 13, 2014, 11:30am 2 More Engagement(s) Available
La Danza by Carlos Orozco Romero Docent Diana Schmidt leads a discussion around an artist who helped define Mexican art during the 20th Century. La Danza (the Dance) features architectural elements and a dreamlike quality, hallmarks of many of his works influenced by cubism and surrealism. Image Credit Carlos Orozco Romero, Mexican, 1898 - 1984, La danza (The Dance), 1939. Oil on canvas. Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine.

Poetry Center in Phoenix: Reading by Thomas Sayers Ellis

Nov 7, 2014, 7pm
Whiteman Hall Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis reads from his work. Ellis’s books include Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems (2010), The Maverick Room (2005), and The Good Junk (1996), all from Graywolf Press. Presented in collaboration with the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

From Rule Breakers to Taste Makers: The History of Seven Sisters Style

Nov 12, 2014, 12:30pm
Whiteman Hall Luncheon (Great Hall): 11:30 a.m. Lecture: 12:30 p.m. From her new book, Seven Sisters Style: The All-American Preppy Look, author Rebecca C. Tuite discusses the unique Seven Sisters campus style and its lasting impact on American Fashion. Book signing to follow in The Museum Store. Lecture is free with General admission. Purchase tickets for optional luncheon at or Luncheon tickets must be purchased in advance and are available until November 9, 2014.

Artist Talk with David Kessler

Nov 16, 2014, 2pm
  Join Artist David Kessler, featured in The West Select, as he discusses his unique process and working methods. Image Credit David Kessler, Prismed Magic, 2014.  Acrylic and resin on abraded aluminum. Image courtesy of the artist.

Appreciating Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Dec 3, 2014, 12pm
Asian Arts Gallery Ten clay artists strive to express themselves in distinct stylistic manners. Together with Elaine Cohen, Docent and collector, we will explore the tradition of Japanese ceramics as it evolved from the great Korean masters. What are the historic references in clay making used by these artists and what in their journey influenced their present work? Why did they move away from tradition and what did they achieve? Image Credit Fujikasa Satoko, Movement of Nature, 2013. Stoneware. Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection. 

Object of the Month

Dec 4, 2014, 11:30am Dec 11, 2014, 11:30am 2 More Engagement(s) Available
All Happy with a Fat Kid by Brad Kahlhamer The artist often talks about “riding two horses” as he relates his art experience to his Native-American heritage and a white, middle class upbringing. Join docent Peggy Struble as she guides us through an intriguing work by this Tucson-born artist. Free with general admission. Image Credit Brad Kahlhamer, All Happy with a Fat Kid, 2000. Oil on canvas. Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Kent and Vicki Logan in honor of the Museum's 50th Anniversary.

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