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

Featured Events

Nov 26, 2017, 10am

Slow Art and Mindfulness

Dec 28, 2017, 12pm Jan 25, 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 change ... (View more)

Object of the Month: Tsong-Kah-Pa

Nov 30, 2017, 11:30am
Explore Tsong-Kha-Pa, spiritual ancestor of the Dalai Lamas and incarnation of a celestial being. With his sword of wisdom poised to strike through clouds of ignorance, Tsong-Kha-Pa is part of Phoenix Art Museum’s collection of gilt bronze sculptures of lamas and deities both fierce and mild. Connect with him and with Tibetan Buddhist practice and devotion in a conversation with docent Carrie Mikkelborg. Asian Gallery Free for Members Included with Museum Admission Image Credit Unknown, Tsong-Kha-Pa, 18th-19th century, gilt bronze. Gift of William Henry Storms.    

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

Dec 1, 2017, 7pm
This event is SOLD OUT! Guests with an RSVP ticket will be guaranteed a seat in Whiteman Hall. For those still wanting to attend, there will be over-flow seating available in Great Hall with live streaming from Whiteman. These seats are available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis, and no ticket is needed.  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 Lite... (View more)

Curator Tour, The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print

Dec 6, 2017, 6:30pm
Exhibition curator Andrew Kensett will lead a tour of The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print. The second half of the twentieth century saw a seismic shift in art, marked by a move away from Modernist introspection and investigation of the singular artistic medium toward political engagement, critique of mass media, and a drive to explore new forms across artistic disciplines. Photomechanical printmaking, a uniquely democratic hybrid process, was an essential vehicle for change during this period. The Logic of the Copy will bring together the work of artists working with photographs in print, beginning in 1960 and ending at the turn of the 21st century. Tickets are FREE. Space is limited; reserve your ticket today! ... (View more)