CANCELLED - Collecting Sri Lankan Art

Oct 1, 2014, 12pm
This event has been cancelled to be rescheduled for a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience. Exposed to the art of his heritage by his parents at an early age, Collector and Donor Dr. Barry Fernando began to study and collect Sri Lankan art in depth later in life. He will discuss many of his gifts to the Museum and his experiences in collecting. Free with Museum Admission.  Image Credit Unknown, Sri Lanka, Standing Buddha, 18th century. Solid-cast gilt bronze. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Barry Fernando, MD and Coleene Fernando, MD.

Object of the Month

Oct 2, 2014, 11:30am Oct 9, 2014, 11:30am 4 More Engagement(s) Available
Landscape at Varengeville, Gray Weather by Camille Pissarro Impressionist artists are known for their focus on fleeting and momentary images. Why, then, does Camille Pissarro present us with such an ordered composition and clear geometry in his Landscape at Varengeville?  Uncover the answer to this question as docent Judy Moffitt leads you in exploring this painting by the "Father of Impressionism." Image Credit Camille Pissarro, Landscape at Varengeville, Gray Weather, 1899. Oil on canvas. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Donald D. Harrington.

First Friday at Phoenix Art Museum

Oct 3, 2014, 6pm
Join us for an evening of music and art as we open the international contemporary mail art exhibition: Focus Latin America: Art is Our Last Hope, curated by Dr. Vanessa Davidson and John Held Jr. Exhibitions on view: Sacred Stories and Images of the Buddha: The Vessantara Jataka Scroll - Free after 6 p.m. Paulo Bruscky: Art is Our Last Hope - Free after 6 p.m. Focus Latin America: Art Is Our Last Hope - Free after 6 p.m. Quiet Rage, Gentle Wail: Prints and Masks of Japanese Noh Theatre - Free after 6 p.m. Phoenix Art Museum is one of four Artlink Phoenix First Friday Trolley hubs! Park and enjoy the museum then take the trolley tour and explore all the downtown Phoenix arts and culture... (View more)

Sacred Stories & Images of the Buddha: The Vessantara Jataka Scroll

Oct 3, 2014, 6:30pm
Singer Hall Dr. Leedom Lefferts, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Duke University will lecture on the 37-foot cloth narrative scroll from Laos currently on view. This rare scroll is used in processions and temple rituals in Laos and tells the story of the virtue of generosity through gifts of great sacrifice.  A light buffet supper will be served.  Free to Asian Arts Council members, all others $20, must RSVP via email. Payments can be taken at the door. Image Credit Left: Unknown, Thailand, Vessantara Jataka Scroll, 1930s (detail). Handpainted on cotton/linen. Gift of Peter Banko in honor of Baas Terwiel & H. Leedom Lefferts

Focus Latin America: International Mail Art Symposium

Oct 8, 2014, 6pm
Singer Hall Program includes:  John Held Jr., "Beyond the Cactus Curtain: Fifty Years of Latin American Mail Art."  Vanessa K. Davidson, "From Margin to Margin and Back Again: Mail Art in Argentina and Brazil."  Mauricio Marcin Alvarez, "Free Knowledge: Mail Art in Mexican Archives."   Image Credit Paulo Bruscky, Pelos Nossos Desaparecidos (For Our Disappeared), 1977 © Paulo Bruscky.

Celebrating James Galanos

Oct 8, 2014, 12:30pm
Whiteman Hall Luncheon (Great Hall): 11:30 a.m. Lecture: 12:30 p.m. James Galanos celebrates his 90th birthday this fall.  Former fashion model and friend, Tatiana Sorokko gives an overview of his legendary career and international clientele. Lecture is free with General admission. Purchase tickets for optional luncheon at or Luncheon tickets must be purchased in advance and are available until October 5, 2014. Are an ACI Member who would like to purchase ACI 2nd Wednesday Luncheon Season Tickets? Click here. Image Credit Image via

Artist’s Talk by Allen Crawford: “Illuminating Whitman”

Oct 8, 2014, 7pm
Artist, illustrator, designer, and writer Allen Crawford talks about creating Whitman Illuminated (Tin House, 2014), a visual interpretation of Whitman’s “Song of Myself.” He discusses his year-long voyage through Whitman’s poem, his approach to creating a parallel visual narrative to the text, and his relationship with Whitman’s work. Presented in collaboration with the University of Arizona Poetry Center

Student Salon: Fashioned in America

Oct 11, 2014, 10:30am
Dennita Sewell, Curator of Fashion Design and James Belzer, Film Director discuss Fashioned in America, an exhibition that brings together American talent and highlights the value of supporting domestic design and manufacturing. The work features contemporary designers whose vision and talent are leading the revival of U.S. clothing manufacturing. The exhibition is presented in tandem with the release of Make it in America: Empowering Global Fashion (2014), a new documentary directed by filmmaker James Belzer. Participation is limited to high school and college-level students and teachers. Certificates of Participation will be available at the conclusion of the salon. Admission is free, but advance registration is required. ... (View more)

The Art of Collecting Photography

Oct 15, 2014, 7pm
Singer Hall Being an art collector is well within the reach of many of us, especially if you know the insider secrets.  Norton Family Photography Curator, Rebecca Senf, will offer resources, suggestions and tips for how to start a photography collection, how to improve the collection you have, and how to care for your prints.  Perfect for those curious about collecting photography, but not sure where to start. The presentation will include a visit to the INFOCUS PhotoBid Silent Auction exhibition, for an introduction to some specific photographic works.

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)

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