Circles Curator Tour: Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism

Jan 11, 2018, 4pm
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Circles of Support members are invited to join Gilbert Vicario, the Selig Family Chief Curator, for an exclusive Circles curator-led tour of Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism. Phoenix Art Museum is organizing the first mid-career survey on the work of Sheila Pepe. For over twenty years, Pepe has constructed large-scale, ephemeral installations and sculpture made out of domestic and industrial fibrous materials. Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism examines how the artist often plays with feminist and craft traditions to counter patriarchal notions of recognized or accepted forms of art making. Because Pepe’s works are often site-dependent, there is a critical relationship to traditional boundaries of museum displa... (View more)

Circles Presents Museum Maker of the Moment: Thom Collins, Executive Director and President, Barnes Foundation

Jan 24, 2018, 5:30pm Jan 25, 2018, 5:30pm
The Enduring Influence of Dr. Albert C. Barnes **Please note: the lecture on January 24 will take place off-site at The Silverleaf Club, and the lecture on January 25 will take place at Phoenix Art Museum.** Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 5:30pm-7:00pm The Silverleaf Club 18701 North Silverleaf Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Valet parking Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 5:30pm-7:00pm Phoenix Art Museum 1625 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004 Circles of Support members are invited to an evening with Thom Collins, Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation. Thom Collins, Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation, will discuss one of Philadelphia’s most famous and controvers... (View more)

Members' Make It!

Jan 27, 2018, 10:30am Feb 24, 2018, 10:30am
Calling young artists (ages 5-12) and their caregivers! Join us for a new hands-on experience exclusively for Members*. Each month explore a different art object in the Museum and art-making process. Not a member yet? Join here! Studio seating is limited and registration is required. RSVP to or 602.257.2124. *Family through Fellow-level Members are welcome

Circles Presents Museum Maker of the Moment: Madeleine Grynsztejn

Feb 1, 2018, 6pm
6:00 p.m. Reception | 6:30 p.m. Lecture The Silverleaf Club 18701 N Silverleaf Drive Scottsdale, Arizona Circles of Support members are invited to a reception and presentation by Madeleine Grynsztejn, the Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA), for a discussion about art in the 20th and 21st century. Grynsztejn will examine works from the Museum’s 50th anniversary exhibition We Are Here. This major three-part exhibition features multigenerational artists who have lived and worked around the world to create works in a broad range of media, including painting, sculpture, installation, sound, film, and video. We Are Here reexamines these works from the vantage point of our present moment, declaring t... (View more)

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