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Object of the Month

Jan 3, 2015, 11:30am Jan 22, 2015, 11:30am
Harnett Gallery Proud Owner, by Samuel Rosenberg Samuel Rosenberg's painting, Proud Owner from 1932, depicts a homeowner and his family against the industrial backdrop of Depression-era Pittsburgh. Join Docent Bob Crawford for an exploration of how this work sheds light on the American character in troubled times. Cost: The lecture is included with general admission and free for Museum Members.  Image Credit Samuel Rosenberg, Proud Owner, 1932. Oil on canvas. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Naomi and Jerry Weiner

Scholar’s Rock: Mindful Inspiration

Jan 7, 2015, 12pm
Asian Art Gallery Explore how the residual cosmic energy within the desktop Scholar Rock served as a meditative and creative inspiration for the three scholarly perfections of poetry, painting and calligraphy. Cost: The lecture is included with general admission and free for Museum Members.  Image Credit: Unknown, China, Scholar's rock, Qing dynasty. Dark grey ying limestone with brown inclusions. Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Asian Arts Council  

Florence in the Time of Leonardo

Jan 14, 2015, 7pm
Whiteman Hall   Travel back to the Florence, Italy of Leonardo da Vinci with noted scholar and Guest Professor at William and Mary College, John Spike, Ph.D. Cost: This lecture is on a #FreeAdmissionWednesday evening and is free and open to the public. Image Credit Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519, Italian), Codex Leicester, c.1506-10 (detail). Ink on paper. Each double sheet 11 ¾” x 17 5/8” Image Courtesy ©bgC3

Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette

Jan 14, 2015, 11:30am
Whiteman Hall Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Lecture: 12:30 p.m. Fashion and textile scholar, Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, discusses the sophisticated and largely female dominated fashion industry during the reign of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette in 18th century France, which produced courtly finery as well as a thriving secondhand clothing market outside the royal circle. Book signing to follow at The Museum Store. Cost: Free with general admission, luncheon optional. Purchase tickets for optional luncheon at arizonacostumeinstitute.com or tickets.phxart.org.

The 9th Annual Papp Chinese Painting Seminar

Jan 28, 2015, 1:30pm
Singer Hall Huang Huasan, Professor of Art at Renmin University in Beijing, China will present a lecture (in Chinese with English translation) titled “The Current State of Contemporary Chinese Painting,” followed by viewing of Chinese paintings from the Papp Collection in the galleries. Cost: Free with museum admission Funded by the Marilyn A. Papp Chinese Painting Endowment Fund Image Credit Fei Danxu, Flowers (Hollyhocks), 19th century. Ink and color on paper. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Marilyn and Roy Papp.

An Evening with Peter Hutton - At Sea

Jan 28, 2015, 7pm
Declared the best avant-garde film of the decade, At Sea is ambitious and profound. A haunting meditation on human progress charting the life-cycle of a colossal container ship from creation through destruction, with a voyage across the Atlantic in between. The film will be screened in its true 16mm format, and will be followed by conversation and audience Q&A with the artist. This film is a part of the Film Form/Film Art series. Peter Hutton’s work is intimate and powerful. It is ethnographic and avant-garde. It speaks of monumental themes in personal terms. Having begun his artistic explorations as a painter, sculptor, and student of the Hudson River School, his work with cinematography and film arts similarly uses landscape as subject. Hutto... (View more)

The 9th Annual Papp Chinese Painting Seminar

Jan 29, 2015, 1:30pm
Singer Hall Dr. Gao Yi, Professor of Art at Renmin University in Beijing, China will present a live painting demonstration titled “Chinese Ink Portrait Painting from Life,” followed by in-gallery viewing of Chinese paintings from the Papp Collection. Cost: Free with museum admission Funded by the Marilyn A. Papp Chinese Painting Endowment Fund Image Credit Zhang Peidun, Landscapes, 18th - 19th century. Ink and color on paper. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Marilyn and Roy Papp.

Alan Rapp’s “Ten Most Exciting Photographers From the Past Year”

Feb 11, 2015, 7pm
Whiteman Hall Alan Rapp, a well-known editor and consultant on visual book projects, will discuss the 10 photographers he has discovered during the past year whom he thinks have produced the most exciting work he has seen. He will have images of their work and discuss the reasons why they have been chosen.  In addition, raffle tickets will be sold at the door for the opportunity to win a print by Lauren Marsolier, voted by last year’s audience as their favorite photographer from the group presented by William Hunt, last year’s speaker on the same topic. At the conclusion of Mr. Rapp’s presentation, audience members will be asked to vote on their favorite artist from among his selections; INFOCUS will purchase a print by the ... (View more)

Pelicans, Posies and Pearls: Portraits from the Age of Elizabeth I

Feb 11, 2015, 11:30am
Whiteman Hall   Optional Lunch | 11:30 a.m. Lecture | 12:30 a.m. Jan Krulick-Belin, Museum and Art Consultant, and Art and Jewelry Historian, explores portraits from the Renaissance in Northern Europe and Elizabethan England, in this continuation of her lecture series in which art history meets jewelry history. Cost: Free with Museum Admission, luncheon optional. Purchase tickets for optional luncheon at arizonacostumeinstitute.com or tickets.phxart.org.  

Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture with Dr. Patricia J. Graham

Feb 18, 2015, 6:30pm
Singer Hall Simply put, Japanese design is a significant contribution to world cultural heritage. What exactly is the singular attraction of Japanese design? Why does it speak so clearly to so many people all over the world? The Japanese sensibility often possesses an intuitive, emotional appeal, whether it is a silk kimono, a carefully raked garden path, a teapot, or a contemporary work of art. In her just-published book, Dr. Graham explains how this aesthetic based in fine craftsmanship and simplicity developed. Accompanied by a light supper buffet. FREE for Asian Arts Council members. $20 for the general public.  RSVP to info@asianartscouncil.org by Fri. Feb 13. Questions? (602) 307-2028.