Art Masterpiece: Bootcamp Training 2015

Sep 26, 2015, 9am
Museum-wide Participate in interactive workshops, informative lectures and gallery presentations that will show you how to implement a successful Art Masterpiece program at your school. Learn techniques for discussing art with elementary-level students and tips for partnering with art education specialists.   New this year: an optional session for those looking to start or expand an Art Masterpiece program.   REGISTRATION FEE: $30 includes light breakfast, catered lunch, all resources, and Museum admission.   Looking to register multiple participants from your school? Registration for 2+ attendees from the same school is only $20 each when purchased together.   For more... (View more)

It's In The Bag

Sep 26, 2015, 6pm
Great Hall The Women's Metropolitan Arts Council (WoMAC) is hosting its 7th annual fundraiser, “It's in the Bag”. Express your "purse-onality" at this ultimate night out featuring signature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, and a silent auction 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 year, one lucky guest will even have the chance to win a diamond! 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 memb... (View more)

Painting in the New World: A Symposium on Spanish Colonial Art

Sep 30, 2015, 6pm
Whiteman Hall - 6 to 8 p.m. This landmark symposium will present an overarching view of artistic traditions in Colonial Latin America for a general audience. Organized to accompany the exhibition Masterworks of Spanish Colonial Art from the Phoenix Art Museum’s Collection, this symposium will enrich your understanding of the 18th-century paintings on display. This evening of talks will present new perspectives on how art was created and disseminated throughout the Spanish viceroyalties. How were paintings commissioned during the colonial period? How did indigenous artistic traditions continue to be reflected in art created in the viceroyalties? How did native artists transform artistic source material imported from Europe into distinctiv... (View more)

Poetry Reading: Mark Doty

Oct 2, 2015, 7pm
Whiteman Hall Poet Mark Doty reads from his work, followed by a short Q&A session and a book signing. Doty is the author of nine books of poetry, including Deep Lane, Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which won the 2008 National Book Award, and My Alexandria, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the T.S. Eliot Prize in the UK.  Co-presented with the University of Arizona Poetry Center.

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