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

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Holiday Hours - Thanksgiving

Nov 27, 2014, 10am
In observance of Thanksgiving Day, the museum will be closed Thursday, November 27, 2014. We will reopen Friday, November 28, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Appreciating Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Dec 3, 2014, 12pm
Asian Arts Gallery Ten clay artists strive to express themselves in distinct stylistic manners. Together with Elaine Cohen, Docent and collector, we will explore the tradition of Japanese ceramics as it evolved from the great Korean masters. What are the historic references in clay making used by these artists and what in their journey influenced their present work? Why did they move away from tradition and what did they achieve? Image Credit Fujikasa Satoko, Movement of Nature, 2013. Stoneware. Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection. 

Object of the Month

Dec 4, 2014, 11:30am Dec 11, 2014, 11:30am 2 More Engagement(s) Available
All Happy with a Fat Kid by Brad Kahlhamer The artist often talks about “riding two horses” as he relates his art experience to his Native-American heritage and a white, middle class upbringing. Join docent Peggy Struble as she guides us through an intriguing work by this Tucson-born artist. Free with general admission. *As the Museum is closed on December 25 in observation of Christmas Day, there will not be a Docent talk on that Thursday.  Image Credit Brad Kahlhamer, All Happy with a Fat Kid, 2000. Oil on canvas. Collection Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Kent and Vicki Logan in honor of the Museum's 50th Anniversary.

The Elder Statesman’s Greg Chait

Dec 13, 2014, 11:30am
Ellman Fashion Gallery The Elder Statesman is a Los Angeles-based luxury lifestyle label founded in 2007 by Greg Chait. Driven by a deep appreciation and understanding for artisan disciplines, the label is committed to producing high-end products, often manufactured in LA factories. Join Mr. Chait in the Fashioned in America exhibition to hear about the challenges and advantages of producing his line stateside. Free with general admission.

Artist Talk with Merrill Mahaffey

Dec 13, 2014, 2pm
Hear from Artist Merrill Mahaffey in The West Select exhibition. Then, get a copy of his book Merrill Mahaffey: Upstream Downstream signed in The Museum Store.  Image Credit Merrill Mahaffey, Shinumo, 2014. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.  

Make It!

Dec 17, 2014, 5:30pm
Great Hall Create personalized fashions inspired by Fashioned in America.  Free for #FreeWednesday!

An Evening with Peter Hutton - At Sea

Jan 28, 2015, 7pm
Declared the best avant-garde film of the decade, At Sea is ambitious and profound. A haunting meditation on human progress charting the life-cycle of a colossal container ship from creation through destruction, with a voyage across the Atlantic in between. The film will be screened in its true 16mm format, and will be followed by conversation and audience Q&A with the artist. Peter Hutton’s work is intimate and powerful. It is ethnographic and avant-garde. It speaks of monumental themes in personal terms. Having begun his artistic explorations as a painter, sculptor, and student of the Hudson River School, his work with cinematography and film arts similarly uses landscape as subject. Hutton spent significant time working maritime as a merchan... (View more)

Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture with Dr. Patricia J. Graham

Feb 18, 2015, 6:30pm
Singer Hall   Simply put, Japanese design is a significant contribution to world cultural heritage. What exactly is the singular attraction of Japanese design? Why does it speak so clearly to so many people all over the world? The Japanese sensibility often possesses an intuitive, emotional appeal, whether it is a silk kimono, a carefully raked garden path, a teapot, or a contemporary work of art. In her just-published book, Dr. Graham explains how this aesthetic based in fine craftsmanship and simplicity developed. Accompanied by a light supper buffet. FREE for Asian Arts Council members. $20 for the general public.    RSVP to asianartscouncilphx@hotmail.com by Fri. Feb 13. Questions? (602) 307-2028.