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

Slow Art and Mindfulness

Dec 28, 2017, 12pm Jan 25, 2018, 12pm 1 More Engagement(s) Available
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 change ... (View more)

Object of the Month: Our Lord, the One Who is Flayed

Dec 21, 2017, 11:30am Dec 28, 2017, 11:30am
Join docent Jim Aubey in a conversation about this iconic work, Nuestro Señor El Desollado (Our Lord, The One Who is Flayed) by Paul Pletka. This painting explores the blending of Spanish Catholicism with Native traditional religious beliefs, as well as trends in contemporary art with more traditional forms of image-making. Executed in the form of a triptych featuring thirty human figures, it is Pletka's largest and most complex painting to date.  Marshall and Hendler Galleries Free for Members Included with Museum Admission Image Credit Paul Pletka, Nuestro Señor el Desollado (Our Lord, The One Who is Flayed), 2004. Acrylic on canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by the Western Art Associa... (View more)

Open Voice: Latinx

Dec 20, 2017, 6:30pm
Open Voice celebrates powerful, diverse voices from our city as they share their insights, stories, and perspectives on topics ranging from personal identity to contemporary issues. Join Phoenix-based Latinx artists, community members, and staff for a fast-paced, personalized tour of artworks that speak to them in the second installment of this series. Hear multiple points of view, explore our collections, and dialogue with our guests:   GABRIEL FORTOUL Gabriel Fortoul is one-half of the Fortoul Brothers, two artists who are totally dedicated to unfolding their creativity as a way of life. Their art has been evolving and will continue to evolve in search of the purest style combining everyday observation with mystical symbolism. ... (View more)

Art Lovers Book Club: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith

Jan 3, 2018, 1pm Jan 3, 2018, 5:30pm 2 More Engagement(s) Available
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith "Written in prose so clear that we absorb its images as if by mind meld, The Last Painting is gorgeous storytelling: wry, playful, and utterly alive, with an almost tactile awareness of the emotional contours of the human heart. Vividly detailed, acutely sensitive to stratifications of gender and class, it's fiction that keeps you up at night ― first because you're barreling through the book, then because you've slowed your pace to a crawl, savoring the suspense." ―Boston Globe   A rare seventeeth-century painting links three lives, on three continents, over three centuries in The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, an exhilarating new novel from Dominic Smith. ... (View more)