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

Hindu Gods & Goddesses

Apr 1, 2015, 12pm
Asian Art Gallery   Dr. Anne Feldhaus, Foundation Professor of Religious Studies at Arizona State University, will discuss the human and cosmic significance of Vishnu, Shiva Nataraja and demon-killing goddesses as represented in stone and bronze on view in the Asian galleries. Image Credit Unknown, India, Vishnu with Consorts, 11th-12th century. Chlorite. Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Museum purchase.

Four Chambers Reading

Apr 4, 2015, 2:30pm
Meet in Greenbaum Lobby Four Chambers Press—an independent community press based in Phoenix, AZ—will be staging a live tour / walking performance of their latest collection, Poetry and Prose for the Phoenix Art Museum. The tour—which features local authors reading literary interpretations and responses to a variety of work throughout the Museum's collection—includes performances from Shawnte Orion, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Jack Evans, Jared Duran, Ashley Naftule, Allegra Hyde, and many more. Poetry and Prose for the Phoenix Art Museum features 26 poems and four prose works from 30 authors (86% local) and is available online in a limited edition print run of 200 copies at http://fourchamb... (View more)

Object of the Month

Apr 4, 2015, 11:30am Apr 23, 2015, 11:30am
European Gallery   Still Life: Vanitas by Jan van Dalen Learn about the purpose and composition of so-called vanitas paintings as docent Linda Albert leads observation and discussion of Still Life: Vanitas by Jan van Dalen in the Museum’s gallery of 17th century art. Still Life: Vanitas is on view in the European Gallery Cost: The lecture is included with general admission and free for Museum Members. Image Credit   Jan van Dalen, Flemish, 1611 – 1677, Still Life: Vanitas, c. 1665. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by Friends of European Art

ACI 2nd Wednesday Lunch and Lecture | Fashion Perspectives

Apr 8, 2015, 11:30am
Whiteman Hall Luncheon | 11:30 a.m. Lecture | 12:30 p.m. Featuring the news from inside the Museum and around the world, Curator of Fashion Design Dennita Sewell shares her point of view on fashion. All attending luncheon will receive a special goodie bag. Cost: Free with general admission, luncheon optional. Purchase tickets for optional luncheon at or

An Evening with Eric Fischl and Mark Bradford

Apr 8, 2015, 7pm
Whiteman Hall Artist Eric Fischl attended Phoenix College in his youth and returns every year to present the Fischl Vanguard Award to the College's outstanding art students. He brings with him a guest of international stature to jury the Annual Student Art Competition at Phoenix College. This year’s special guest is artist Mark Bradford, a recipient of the 2014 National Medal of the Arts. Cost: This event is on a #FreeAdmissionWednesday evening and is free and open to the public.   The CF Lecture Series is presented by Contemporary Forum and generously sponsored by Fennemore Craig, P.C. Image Credit Eric Fischl, Tumbling Woman, 2002. Bronze. Lent by the G.U.C. Collection

Student Salon: Pattern Play

Apr 11, 2015, 10:30am
Ellman Fashion Design Gallery Take part in an exclusive walkthrough of Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag with Dennita Sewell, Curator of Fashion Design, Collectors Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III, and Shaunna Shelby, Curator for the Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III Collection. Participation is limited to high school and college-level students and teachers.  Cost:  The lecture is included with general admission and free for Museum Members but reservations are required. RSVP to For questions email This is event is organized in partnership with Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Modern Phoenix. Image Credit Jacqueline Gro... (View more)

Collecting Mid-Century Modern Textiles

Apr 11, 2015, 3pm
Ellman Fashion Design Gallery Join fashion collector and biographer Kirk Brown for a talk on Czech-born fabric designer Jacqueline Groag, whose playful and modern textiles uplifted the taste of Britain in the postwar era. Cost: Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at Presented in collaboration with Modern Phoenix. Image Credit Jacqueline Groag, (Czech-born, 1903-1985) Dress, 1940s (detail). Printed nylon. Lent by Richard Chamberlain. Photo by Ken Howie.

Painting in the New World: A Symposium on Spanish Colonial Art

Sep 30, 2015, 6pm
Whiteman Hall This landmark symposium will present an overarching view of artistic traditions in Colonial Latin America for a general audience. Paired with Masterworks of Spanish Colonial Painting from the Phoenix Art Museum’s Collection, this symposium will enrich your understanding of 18th-century paintings on display in the exhibition. How did artists in the 1700s create their work? What were their working conditions like? How did they make a living? This evening of talks will present new perspectives on the mechanisms of artistic production, patronage, and diffusion throughout the Spanish viceroyalties. The symposium will provide you with a better understanding of how paintings were commissioned during the colonial period; h... (View more)