New Paradigms of Contemporary Latin American Abstraction

Mar 20, 2019, 6:30pm
Free for Members $5 for Non-Members Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, PhD, is one of the most important scholars of Latin American art in the United States, and the former curator of the SPACE Collection, a significant part of which was donated to Phoenix Art Museum in 2017.  The lecture New Paradigms of Contemporary Latin American Abstraction will propose new ways of thinking and experiencing Latin American contemporary abstraction. No longer involved with the complex processes of now failed modernities, Latin American abstraction since the 1990s is embedded in the daily fabric of life. It has become a laboratory for critical intervention on pressing social, political and cultural issues while continuing to reimagine experimentally how abstract... (View more)

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday

Mar 20, 2019, 3pm Mar 27, 2019, 3pm 5 More Engagement(s) Available
Wednesdays | 3–9 pm | All year long In light of recent events on the world stage targeting Muslims, we invite our community to experience Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place free of charge during voluntary-donation hours on Wednesday, March 20, from 3–9 pm. In an effort to reduce economic barriers and increase access to the arts, Phoenix Art Museum offers Pay-What-You-Wish admission every Wednesday from 3 to 9 pm.  As the Museum's first and longest-running community-access program providing complimentary general admission and programming for all ages and interests, Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday has welcomed nearly 1 million people to the Museum over the past two decade... (View more)

Yayoi Kusama's Birthday

Mar 22, 2019, 12pm Mar 22, 2019, 2pm
Help us celebrate Yayoi Kusama's 90th birthday on March 22 with short film screenings, a scavenger hunt, and more. Kusama's Self-Obliteration screens in Whiteman Hall at 12PM and 2PM.    Self-Obliteration (1967) relates themes of nature and sexuality to the artist's concept of "self-obliteration." The film provides insight into the pivotal role performance has played in Kusama's practice throughout her career.  Not Rated | 24 min. | Short film, documentary | Contains nudity   Design Your Own Infinity Room Inspired by You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies by Yayoi Kusama. All ages/all skill levels.   Don't miss You Who Are Getting Oblit... (View more)

Independent Woman Luncheon 2019

Mar 26, 2019, 10am
Now in its ninth year, the Independent Woman Luncheon has become one of the Valley’s most beautiful and beloved philanthropic events. The luncheon celebrates the Valley’s premier design community as they come together in support of Phoenix Art Museum’s commitment to excellence in visual arts and education. This year, the event continues its tradition of honoring a high-profile designer as the keynote speaker, welcoming award-winning artist and fashion illustrator, Cathy Graham to the Museum on March 26, 2019.   The event promises the return of the Luncheon’s signature décor: the one-of-a-kind themed centerpieces created by top Valley design firms.  Purchase tickets here.     The 201... (View more)

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