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Aug 23, 2017, 3pm

Object of the Month: Eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara

Nov 4, 2017, 11:30am Nov 16, 2017, 11:30am 2 More Engagement(s) Available
The Buddhist religious art of Tibet and Mongolia, exotic and esoteric, has firm roots in the ancient arts of Asia.  Explore Avalokitesvara, eleven-headed patron deity of Tibet and other beloved deities of the region with docent Carrie Mikkelborg.   Asian Gallery Free for Members Included with Museum Admission Image: Unknown, Eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara, 18th century. Gilt bronze. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of William Henry Storms.  

Gallery Talk: Death & Infinite Light

Nov 5, 2017, 3:30pm
Asian Gallery RSVP required Free for Museum Members, included with general admission Space is limited   Join Dr. Janet Baker, Curator of Asian Art, to discuss the intriguing exhibition Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet following the screening of The Tibetan Book of the Dead.    Image: Flames burning in yak butter left as offerings in a small chapel at Tsamkhung Nunnery in Lhasa. September 2010. ©Marissa Roth.  

Logan Lecture Series: Vik Muniz

Nov 8, 2017, 6:30pm
RSVP AVAILABLE SOON Photographer and mixed-media artist Vik Muniz is renowned for his visionary engagement with conceptual photography and international art histories. Creative appropriation and subtle subversions are consistent strategies that define his work. A self-described “low-tech illusionist,” Muniz works in exceedingly diverse media: he has photographed tufts of cotton as illusory clouds; images of famous paintings made from sugar, dirt, dust, peanut butter and jelly, chocolate sauce, diamond dust, and trash; and images in the earth and sky made with backhoes and airplanes. He is best known for repurposing everyday materials into intricate recreations of canonical artworks, which he photographs before destroying the originals. ... (View more)

Poetry Reading: Joy Harjo, Rita Dove, & Sandra Cisneros

Dec 1, 2017, 7pm
Joy Harjo, Rita Dove, & Sandra Cisneros will visit Phoenix to read from their own poetry, as well as to celebrate the longstanding conversation across and between their deeply impactful work. Joy Harjo’s eight books of poetry include Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems, and She Had Some Horses. Harjo’s memoir Crazy Brave won several awards, including the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the American Book Award. She is the recipient of the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets for proven mastery in the art of poetry; a Guggenheim Fellowship, the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the United States Artist Fellowship.... (View more)