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

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ACI Book Club

Jan 17, 2020, 10am
The ACI Book Club is an exclusive membership benefit to all ACI members with an interest in exploring the world of fashion focused literature. The second book for the 2019-2020 season is Elsa Schiaparelli: A Biography by Meryle Secrest.     She was known as the Queen of Fashion. Her fashions, inspired, from the whimsical to the most practical—from a Venetian cape of the commedia dell’arte to the Soviet parachute. She collaborated with some of the greatest artists of the twentieth century:Jean Schlumberger, Salvador Dalí (his lobster dress), Jean Cocteau, photographers Baron Adolph de Meyer, and the young Richard Avedon. She was the first designer to use rayon and latex, thick velvets, transparent and waterproof, and ... (View more)

Public Lecture: Lyn St. James, Racing Legend

Feb 1, 2020, 1pm
Join us to hear from American former race car driver Lyn St. James, seven time Indy 500 racer and 1992 Indy Rookie of the Year. St. James was a two-time class winner at Daytona, a class winner at Sebring, and a class winner at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. She also competed at 24 Hours of Le Mans, among many other achievements.   Free for Members. Included with general admission. 

Art Lovers Book Club

Feb 5, 2020, 1pm Feb 5, 2020, 6pm 1 More Engagement(s) Available
Join Museum staff and fellow art lovers for a close reading of a text paired with a work of art. The program will begin in the Museum galleries and move to the Gene and Cathie Lemon Art Research Library for further conversation. Space is limited.  RSVP required. Free for Members. Included with General Admission.  Joseph Cornell: Things Unseen Book: Utopia Parkway: The Life & Work of Joseph Cornell by Deborah Solomon   Art Lovers Book Club is sponsored in part by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.  

Unrolling the Scrolls: The Annual Papp Chinese Painting Seminar

Feb 26, 2020, 1pm Feb 27, 2020, 1pm
For more than a decade, the Museum has offered a rare opportunity to view Chinese paintings in our collection in an intimate setting with local and visiting scholars, and to learn more about their history through two presentations.  This years visiting scholar is Michele Matteini, Assistant Professor of East Asian Art, Architecture and Visual Culture, New York University.  The topics will be:   The Textures of Samsara: Portraiture and Reincarnation in Late 18th century China.   Painting in Total Brightness: The Qianlong Emperor & His Paintings   Sponsored by The Papp Family Foundation.   Image credit (thumbnail): Unknown, Scenes of Filial Piety, late 18th-early 19th century, ink and color o... (View more)