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

Featured Events

Oct 27, 2016, 11:30am
Oct 27, 2016, 12pm

ACI Second Wednesday Lunch and Lecture: The Swans of Fifth Avenue

Nov 9, 2016, 11:30am
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Melanie Benjamin, presents her latest historical novel centered on the “fashionable and scandalous” friendship of Babe Paley, Truman Capote, and his circle of ‘swans’. Lunch | 11:30AM Lecture | 12:30PM The luncheon is $30 for ACI members or $33 for non-members. Lecture will be held in Whiteman Hall. Admission is free for Museum and ACI Members and included with Museum general admission. Season tickets are $210 for 7 lunches. Book signings to follow. Purchase tickets here. Purchase season tickets here.

Object of the Month

Dec 3, 2016, 11:30am Dec 15, 2016, 11:30am 1 More Engagement(s) Available
Presented by Docent Lisa Corridan Object of the Month: Evening Dress by Thierry Mugler   French avant-garde designer Thierry Mugler is a true iconoclast, whose bold, innovative and sensual designs have thrilled the world for decades.  This elegant gown gives us his vision of past, present and future.  Please join docent Lisa Corridan for a look inside the daring, always original, world of Thierry Mugler.   Free with Museum general admission. Image Credit   Thierry Mugler, Evening Dress, FW 1984. Wool and Gold Lamé. Museum purchase of Emphatics Archive with funds provided by: Barbara Anderson, Milena and Tony Astorga, Jacquie Dorrance, Kelly Ellman, Michael and Heather Greenbaum, Nancy R. Hanl... (View more)

Asian Arts Council First Wednesdays Gallery Talk: Early Chinese Bronze Objects

Dec 7, 2016, 12pm
A brief history of the ancient Chinese bronze phenomenon emphasizing mastery and technique of Chinese bronze works using examples from our collection. Featuring bronze mirrors, chariot ornaments, garment hooks, and fragments of a bell and axle. Presented by: Martha Carter, Dr. Martha Carter holds a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University and has taught and curated at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the University of Wisconsin. Free for Museum and AAC Members or included with Museum general admission. There is a no-host luncheon in Palette restaurant following the gallery talk. Image Credit: Artist unknown, Chariot bell, 6th-5th century B.C. Bronze. Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in honor o... (View more)

Object of the Month

Jan 7, 2017, 11:30am Jan 19, 2017, 11:30am 1 More Engagement(s) Available
Presented by Master Docent Linda Albert Object of the Month: Bodhisattva Guanyin by unknown Ming artist   Begin the new year increasing your mindfulness and contemplating the soothing qualities of “the Compassionate One, the Ocean of Pity.” This large and graceful statue of the Bodhisattva Guanyin reflects a number of influences on the Ming artist. Take a closer look at her with Master Docent Linda Albert.   Free with Museum general admission.    Image Credit   Unknown Ming artist, Bodhisattva Guanyin, Ming Dynasty. Wood with traces of paint. Gift of Joseph E. Refsnes.