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

Jeanne Lanvin

Mar 11, 2015, 11:30am
Great Hall Luncheon | 11:30 a.m. Lecture | 12:30 p.m. Fashion historian Dean Merceron leads a lively discussion using illustrations and swatches to describe the work of Jeanne Lanvin through current design director Alber Elbaz. Book signing to follow in The Museum Store. Cost: Free with general admission, luncheon optional. Purchase tickets for optional luncheon at or

Celestial Sleuth: Using Astronomy to Date Monet’s Étretat, Sunset

Mar 18, 2015, 7pm
Whiteman Hall Speaker: Donald W. Olson, professor at Texas State University and author of Celestial Sleuth: Using Astronomy to Solve Mysteries in Art, History and Literature.  How do astronomical methods make it possible to identify celestial objects and to calculate dates and times for night-sky paintings by Vincent van Gogh and J. M. W. Turner? Why is there a blood-red sky in Edvard Munch’s The Scream? On what dates did Ansel Adams create his moonrise photographs in Yosemite?  To answer questions like these, faculty and students from Texas State University have made research trips to the relevant sites and have published a series of articles over the last two decades, applying astronomy to art. This talk will focus on a resea... (View more)

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.

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

Fashion Perspectives

Apr 8, 2015, 11:30am
Ellman Fashion Design Gallery   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

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)