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Slow Art and Mindfulness

Jan 25, 2018, 12pm Feb 22, 2018, 12pm
Join us as we use art and guided meditation to connect to the moment and create a deeper understanding of artworks once per month. Take a little extra time to look, listen and relax your mind with our teams of museum educators and mindfulness guides. Presented in partnership with Hospice of the Valley, each session focuses on one work of art in the Museum, blending guided mindfulness practice with a deeper reflection of an individual artwork. Each week, we will explore a different artwork on view. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979 by physicist Jon Kabat-Zinn. Scientific studies show the practice of mindfulness can relieve anxiety, depression, pain, and stress and actually ch... (View more)

The Whole Story at Phoenix Art Museum

May 4, 2018, 7:30pm Sep 7, 2018, 7:30pm
Tickets are $5 for Museum Members / $10 for non-Members Space is limited, advance purchase is recommended Seating is first-come, first-seated Doors to Whiteman Hall open at 7 pm   The Whole Story returns to Phoenix Art Museum on January 5, 2018. Featured storytellers take the stage on First Friday at 7:30pm.    About The Whole Story The Whole Story is a personal storytelling event that began in January 2016. This live show seeks to bring greater depth and breadth to our understanding of the human experience from the Black perspective. To learn how to be a part of The Whole Story, visit

Object of the Month: George Washington

Jan 18, 2018, 11:30am Jan 25, 2018, 11:30am
Explore one of the most famous portraits of all time with docent Julia Flynn. This portrait of George Washington was painted by Gilbert Stuart, the unrivaled “court painter” of the Federal aristocracy. The work was commissioned as early as 1796, and depicts the first President as serene as a neoclassical marble bust.   Free for Members Included with Museum Admission Image Credit Gilbert Stuart, George Washington, 1796 or later. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mr. Gilbert A. Harrison.  

Poetry Reading: Khaled Mattawa

Feb 2, 2018, 7pm
On First Friday, February 2, Phoenix Art Museum will host poet Khaled Mattawa for a reading of his work.  Tickets to this event are free. Please RSVP at Presented with the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Sponsored by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University, the Literary and Prologue Society of the Southwest, and Superstition Review.