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

Object of the Month

Dec 3, 2016, 11:30am Dec 15, 2016, 11:30am 1 More Engagement(s) Available
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.   Free with Museum general admission. Image Credit   Thierry Mugler, Evening Dress, FW 1984. Wool and Gold Lamé. Museum purchase of Emphatics Archive with funds provided by: Barbara Anderson, Milena and Tony Astorga, Jacquie Dorrance, Kelly Ellman, Michael and Heather Greenbaum, Nancy R. Hanl... (View more)

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)

December Senior Coffee Social

Dec 8, 2016, 10:30am
Please join us for our monthly Coffee Social for Members 65 and over. Enjoy complimentary coffee, breakfast treats and a presentation about November’s 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. RSVP with your Member ID here! Seating is limited and RSVP’s are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. This event will take place in Singer Hall in Wolfswinkel Education Center... (View more)

Art Lovers Book Club: I Am Madame X

Jan 4, 2017, 11am Jan 4, 2017, 5:30pm 1 More Engagement(s) Available
I Am Madame X: A Novel By Gioia Diliberto When John Singer Sargent unveiled Madame X -- his famous portrait of American beauty Virginie Gautreau -- at the 1884 Paris Salon, its subject's bold pose and provocative dress shocked the public and the critics, smashing Sargent's dreams of a Paris career. In this remarkable novel, Gioia Diliberto tells Virginie's story, drawing on the sketchy historical facts to re-create Virginie's tempestuous personality and the captivating milieu of nineteenth-century Paris. Born in New Orleans and raised on a lush plantation, Virginie fled to France during the Civil War, where she was absorbed into the fascinating and wealthy world of grand ballrooms, dressmakers' salons, and artists' at... (View more)