Circles Lunchtime Lecture Series

Apr 16, 2014, 11:30am
Since 2000, Dr. Janet Baker has cultivated several major donations of ancient Chinese funerary art. These works tell us much about life in China before the year 1000, since little other art from before that time has survived. Tomb figures reveal the lifestyles of the upper classes, including architecture, military attire, and the presence of foreigners in China over a millennia. Enjoy a hosted lunch as we get up close and personal with the Museum’s permanent collection.   Cost: $15 per person. Seating is limited.    RSVP by Thursday, April 9 to (602) 257-2115 or Circles@PhxArt.org.   Please feel free to bring a guest who is interested in learning more about becoming ... (View more)

National Theatre Live: King Lear by William Shakespeare

Jun 1, 2014, 2pm
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos. Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Cost: $15 Museum Members, students with ID; $18 general admission.  Tickets available here. Presented in High Definition and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Runtime: approx 3hrs 30min. Multi-ticket packages are also available! National Theatre Live at Phoenix Art Museum is generously sponsored by Sue and Bud Seli... (View more)

National Theatre Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-Time (ENCORE)

Jun 15, 2014, 2pm
Following its smash-hit live broadcast in 2012, the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to cinemas. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play. Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog Wellington, he records each fact about the event in the book he is writing to solve the myste... (View more)

National Theatre Live: A Small Family Business

Jul 20, 2014, 2pm
A riotous exposure of entrepreneurial greed by Olivier Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn (Bedroom Farce, A Chorus of Disapproval). A Small Family Business returns to the National Theatre for the first time since its celebrated premiere in 1987, when it won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play.  Jack McCracken: a man of principle in a corrupt world. But not for long. Moments after taking over his father-in-law’s business he’s approached by a private detective armed with some compromising information. Jack’s integrity fades away as he discovers his extended family to be thieves and adulterers, looting the business from their suburban homes. Rampant self-interest takes over and comic hysteria builds to a macabre climax. ... (View more)

National Theatre Live: Medea

Sep 7, 2014, 2pm
Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell. Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace. It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear. Cost: $15 Museum Members, students with ID; $18 general admission.  Tickets available here. Presented in High Definition and Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. Runtime: approx 2hrs30mins.... (View more)

It's In The Bag

Sep 27, 2014, 6pm
The Women's Metropolitan Arts Council (WoMAC) is hosting its 6th annual fundraiser, “It's in the Bag”. Express your "purseonality" at this ultimate girls' night out featuring signature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment and both silent and live auctions offering everything from designer handbags to utility bags full of goodies. Think evening bag with theater tickets, backpack with hiking gear or diaper bag with baby must-haves.  This event is the creation of WoMAC whose existence is a testimony to the power of “word of mouth” advertising. This museum support organization has grown exponentially since 2005 and its current membership boasts over 100 vibrant and dynamic professi... (View more)

Manhattan Short Film Festival 2013

Oct 1, 2014, 7pm
An extraordinary global event will take place the week of September 26th to October 5th, 2014 when over 100,000 people in over 250 cities across seven continents gather in cinemas, galleries, universities, museums, and cafes for one purpose…to view and vote on short films in the 18th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival.   The festival’s mission is to unite audiences across all seven continents of the globe for one week via the most compelling short films submitted each year. Every viewer at every screening in every venue gets to vote for their favorite short films with the winner being announced October 5th. Past winners have gone to be nominated for Oscars with 2 out of the last 3 Academy Award winning short films being a part of... (View more)

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