Art and Legacy Planning for the General Public: Appraisals and Authentication

Oct 27, 2015, 11:30am
Singer Hall Session for General Public You own art, but what is it worth? Whether you are buying, selling, or gifting art, a proper valuation is critical. Many factors greatly affect a work’s value. A professional appraisal is essential in establishing a reliable valuation.   Sometimes a collector is required to obtain an appraisal. When should a collector obtain an appraisal? What type of appraisal is needed?   This seminar is the second in an annual series at Phoenix Art Museum designed to help individual collectors and their advisors understand specific aspects of owning art and collectibles. Please join Susan Brundage and Alan Fausel, two nationally recognized appraisal experts, as they out... (View more)

Art Lovers Book Club

Nov 4, 2015, 11am Nov 4, 2015, 5:30pm 1 More Engagement(s) Available
Lemon Art Research Library The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall by Christopher Hibbert At its height Renaissance Florence was a center of enormous wealth, power and influence. A republican city-state funded by trade and banking, its often bloody political scene was dominated by rich mercantile families, the most famous of which were the Medici. This enthralling book charts the family’s huge influence on the political, economic and cultural history of Florence. Beginning in the early 1430s with the rise of the dynasty under the near-legendary Cosimo de Medici, it moves through their golden era as patrons of some of the most remarkable artists and architects of the Renaissance, to the era of the Medici Popes and Grand Dukes, Florence&rsq... (View more)

PhotoBid 2015 Gala and Silent Auction

Nov 13, 2015, 6pm
Norton Photography Gallery Join fellow art lovers and collectors on November 13, 2015 for our seventh annual PhotoBid fundraiser benefiting INFOCUS, the photography support organization of Phoenix Art Museum. Whether you are a seasoned collector or just starting out, PhotoBid is a fun and festive event where you can mingle with people who share a passion for photography – and bring home an original work of art! For 2015, PhotoBid will offer both silent and live auction components, featuring more than 50 signed, limited edition photographic prints and books by acclaimed photographers from Arizona and the U.S. Guests at the auction will enjoy a raffle, door prizes, music, hors d’oeuvres and a well-stocked bar.  Cost: A limi... (View more)

National Theatre Live: The Audience

Dec 20, 2015, 2pm
Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the highly-anticipated West End production of The Audience, simulcast from London’s Gielgud Theatre as part of National Theatre Live. For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board ... (View more)

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