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)

Ikebana of Arizona

Feb 26, 2016, 12pm Feb 27, 2016, 12pm 1 More Engagement(s) Available
The Museum is delighted to welcome back Ikebana of Arizona for the 34th annual presentation of flower arrangements in the Asian Gallery of Phoenix Art Museum! Ikebana, literally "living flowers," is an ancient, disciplined art. Said to have begun in China, flower-arranging arrived in Japan with the introduction of Buddhism in the 6th century. Over time, the art form shed its religious mantle and came to be practiced by people from many levels of society. The strict rules and prescribed formal techniques that are a hallmark of most Japanese art forms serve as the foundation for the symbolic meanings inherent in ikebana, such as the unity of opposites and, ultimately, the harmonious balance between heaven, earth and humanity. Unlike the W... (View more)

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CF's Summer Film Series: Exit Through The Gift Shop