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July 18, 7pm
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July Object of the Month

Jul 18, 2019, 11:30am Jul 25, 2019, 11:30am
Raymond Jonson’s Cañon de Chelly not only brings forth the artist’s experience of his adopted Southwest, but also his continual, progressive foray into abstract forms, his use of musical metaphors to compose his works, and his desire to use art to transcend the physical to the spiritual. In it we see evidence of Jonson’s belief that art could be “a rhythmic whole which moves and calls forth the spirit of each object used.” Join Docent Gail Paredes-Ewen as we explore the rhythm of the earth and discuss this artist’s influences and ideas about modern art. Public Presentations for July: Saturday, July 6, 2019, 11:30am-12pm, North Wing, Tooker Gallery Thursday, July 18, 2019, 11:30am-12pm, North Wing, Too... (View more)

August Object of the Month

Aug 1, 2019, 11:30am Aug 3, 2019, 11:30am 4 More Engagement(s) Available
In her early 60s, artist Agnes Pelton chose to remember her father in a painting entitled Awakening (Memory of Father). Join Docent Bob Crawford in a discussion to discover what the painting reveals about Pelton’s relationship with her father and about the spiritual and philosophical underpinnings of her “desert abstractions” that form the core of the Museum’s exhibition, Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist.  Public Presentations for August: Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 11:30am-12pm | Steele Gallery Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 11:30am-12pm | Steele Gallery Membership Event: Thursday, August 8, 2019* | 10:30am-11am | Senior Coffee Social | Singer Hall Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 11:30am-12pm | Steele Gallery... (View more)

The Whole Story: Part X

Aug 2, 2019, 7:30pm
Free for Members $12 for non-Members  Space is limited, advance purchase is recommended Seating is first-come, first-seated Doors to Whiteman Hall open at 7 pm   The Whole Story returns to Phoenix Art Museum throughout 2019! This live storytelling show celebrates the nuances of our humanity through personal stories told from the Black perspective. Featured storytellers take the stage at 7:30 pm.   About The Whole Story The Whole Story is a personal storytelling event that began in January 2017. This live show seeks to bring greater depth and breadth to our understanding of the human experience from the Black perspective. To learn how to be a part of The Whole Story, visit

Spiritual Searching in Modern Times: Agnes Pelton’s Desert Transcendentalism

Aug 17, 2019, 1pm
Throughout her sixty-year career as a modern American artist, Agnes Pelton (1881-1961) explored multiple strains of mysticism to chart an independent course of spiritually attuned paintings. This talk traces Pelton’s appropriation of various spiritual sources, including New Thought, Theosophy, Agni Yoga, astrology, and numerology, and her primary belief in art as a form of personal and creative transcendence.   Erika Doss (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is a professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her wide-ranging interests in American art are reflected in the breadth of her publications, including Benton, Pollock, and the Politics of Modernism: From Regionalism to Abstract Expressionism (1991, ... (View more)