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

Slow Art and Mindfulness

Mar 22, 2018, 12pm Apr 26, 2018, 12pm 1 More Engagement(s) Available
Join us as we use art and guided meditation to connect to the moment and create a deeper understanding of artworks once per month. Take a little extra time to look, listen and relax your mind with our teams of museum educators and mindfulness guides. Presented in partnership with Hospice of the Valley, each session focuses on one work of art in the Museum, blending guided mindfulness practice with a deeper reflection of an individual artwork. Each week, we will explore a different artwork on view. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979 by physicist Jon Kabat-Zinn. Scientific studies show the practice of mindfulness can relieve anxiety, depression, pain, and stress and actually ch... (View more)

The Whole Story at Phoenix Art Museum

May 4, 2018, 7:30pm Sep 7, 2018, 7:30pm
Tickets are $5 for Museum Members / $10 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 on January 5, 2018. Featured storytellers take the stage on First Friday at 7:30pm.    About The Whole Story The Whole Story is a personal storytelling event that began in January 2016. 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

Gallery Talk and Book Signing: Paul Pletka: Imagined Wests

Feb 28, 2018, 6:30pm
Artist Paul Pletka will visit the Museum to discuss a new monograph on his work, entitled Paul Pletka: Imagined Wests and written by Amy Scott, Chief Curator and Marilyn B. and Calvin Gross Curator of Visual Arts at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles. His talk will take place in front of his large painting, Nuestro Señor el Desollado (Our Lord, The One Who is Flayed) currently on view in Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest. There will be a book signing following the discussion.   This is a free program, open to the general public as part of #FreeAfterThree Wednesdays. No RSVP necessary.

Meet the Artist: Reception with Paul Pletka

Feb 28, 2018, 5:15pm
Western Art Associates, a support group of the Museum is hosting a reception for artist Paul Pletka and his wife, Nancy, on Wednesday, February 28 at 5:15 pm. This reception will precede Mr. Pletka's gallery talk at 6:30 pm, a free event open to the public. Don't miss this opportunity to meet the artist behind one of Phoenix Art Museum's most beloved paintings, Nuestro Señor el Desollado (Our Lord, The One Who is Flayed) currently on view in Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest.    Tickets to the reception are $20 and can be purchased at The reception will include light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Image credit: Paul Pletka, Nuestro Señor el D... (View more)