Phoenix Art Museum establishes transition team, appoints interim CEO, deputy director, and transition manager; establishes continuity and strategic transition plan for Museum leadership and CEO search
Phoenix Art Museum July 2019 Event and Exhibition Highlights
Phoenix Art Museum has an array of summer events planned for you and your loved ones during the month of July! From contemporary films to family workshops and special deals on membership, this month’s main events are sure to keep you feeling cool @phxart. See you here!
Phoenix Art Museum announces call for submissions by Arizona-based artists for 2019 Friends of Contemporary Art (FOCA) Artists’ Grants
Phoenix Art Museum announces CEO transition: Amada Cruz, the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO, appointed director of Seattle Art Museum
Amada Cruz, the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum, has been appointed as the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director and CEO of the Seattle Art Museum following an extensive international search. Cruz will conclude her service with Phoenix Art Museum on July 10, 2019.
Cruz has served as the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum since February 2015. Prior to her time with the Museum, she served as the executive director of ArtPace in San Antonio, Texas.
During her tenure with the Museum, Cruz prioritized increasing access for individuals of all ages and backgrounds in the diverse Valley community. As a result, the Museum embarked on a bilingual-communications initiative, which will include the Museum’s forthcoming fully bilingual website scheduled to launch in early fall 2019, made possible through the support of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, with additional support from The Steele Foundation. In addition, Cruz worked with the Valley’s corporate community to increase free-access opportunities, including Discount Tire Free Family Sundays; the Military Access Program (MAP@PAM), which provides free admission for veterans and active-duty military and their families and is made possible through the support of APS; and in 2018, a free-under-18 admission program made possible through the support of The Steele Foundation.
Conceptual artist Daniel Joseph Martinez named speaker for second annual Lenhardt Lecture at Phoenix Art Museum
El artista conceptual Daniel Joseph Martinez fue nombrado orador para la segunda conferencia anual de Lenhardt en Phoenix Art Museum (el Museo de Arte de Phoenix)
Phoenix Art Museum March 2019 Highlights: International Women's Day, films, new exhibitions, and more!
Phoenix Art Museum CEO marks four-year anniversary with milestones of expansion, transformation, deeper community engagement
Amada Cruz, the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO, marks her fourth anniversary at the helm of Phoenix Art Museum with transformative growth and organizational changes designed to increase financial stability, community engagement, and diversity. Under Cruz’s leadership, Phoenix Art Museum has experienced increased attendance, active school engagement, and inclusive public programming. Additionally, the Museum has made tremendous strides in its operations and scholarship, attracting the institution’s first major grants from national foundations and the first National Endowment for the Arts grant in a decade, improving financial stability, diversifying staff and exhibitions, and developing a rigorous scholarship program, which has yielded various original exhibitions scheduled to travel to museums nationwide, among other achievements. With the Museum’s Board of Trustees, Cruz will soon embark on a second phase of strategic planning as Phoenix Art Museum is poised to celebrate its 60th anniversary in November.
Phoenix Art Museum receives $50,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities to cultivate new generation of museum leadership with teen programs
Phoenix Art Museum has been named the recipient of a $50,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities to expand the Museum’s efforts to foster the next generation of diverse museum leaders. The gift matches a portion of a 2017 grant awarded to the Museum by the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI), a partnership between the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The funds from Thunderbirds Charities will provide additional core support for all programming associated with the Museum’s Teen Art Council, a paid part-time leadership opportunity for Valley teens offered at Phoenix Art Museum.
Phoenix Art Museum (El Museo de Arte de Phoenix) la primera encuesta retrospectiva abarcando mas de dos decadas de la artista contemporánea Teresita Fernández con esculturas a gran escala, instalaciones y obras en las paredes
Phoenix Art Museum presents first mid-career survey of contemporary artist Teresita Fernández featuring large-scale sculptures, installations, and wall works
From March 21 through May 24, 2020, Phoenix Art Museum will present Teresita Fernández: Elemental, co-organized with Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) as the first mid-career survey of the 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. The traveling exhibition is co-curated by Amada Cruz, the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum; Franklin Sirmans, the Director of Pérez Art Museum Miami; Gilbert Vicario, the Selig Family Chief Curator of Phoenix Art Museum; and María Elena Ortiz, Assistant Curator of Pérez Art Museum Miami. The retrospective will feature approximately 60 artworks created by Fernández over two decades and offers visitors an opportunity to experience the artist’s large-scale sculptures, installations, and mixed media works that merge formal and conceptual aspects of her practice through the use of natural materials and the historic genre of landscape to reinterpret relationships between nature, history, and identity. Teresita Fernández: Elemental will premiere at Pérez Art Museum Miami from October 17 through February 16, 2020 before traveling to Phoenix in spring 2020.
Phoenix Art Museum receives $300,000 grant from Ford Foundation for first mid-career survey of contemporary artist Teresita Fernández
Phoenix Art Museum has been named the recipient of a $300,000 grant from the Ford Foundation that provides core support for the upcoming exhibition Teresita Fernández: Elemental, scheduled to open in 2020. Co-organized with Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and the first mid-career survey of the 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, the retrospective will bring approximately 60 works, including large-scale sculptures, installations, drawings, and wall works, by one of the nation’s leading contemporary artists and one of the most prominent Latinx artists in the United States to Arizona, continuing the Museum’s initiative to diversify its exhibitions and showcase works by artists from underrepresented communities. The grant is the second awarded to Phoenix Art Museum by the Ford Foundation since 2017 in support of increasing diversity across the Museum.
Phoenix Art Museum (El Museo de arte de Phoenix) presenta dos exposiciones de obras de artistas con sede en Arizona
Phoenix Art Museum presents two exhibitions of work by Arizona-based artists Julio César Morales, along with Taylor James, Malakai, Elliott Jamal Robbins, and Papay Solomon
From March 1 through July 7, 2019, Phoenix Art Museum will present Julio César Morales: Invaders and the 2018 Phoenix Art Museum Artists’ Grants Recipients Exhibition, showcasing various works by the recipients of the 2018 Arlene and Morton Scult Artist Award and the Phoenix Art Museum Artists’ Grants, respectively. Work by the 2018 Scult Artist Award recipient, Julio César Morales, will be on view in Julio César Morales: Invaders. Alternatively, works by the 2018 Artists’ Grants recipients, Taylor James, Malakai, Elliott Jamal Robbins, and Papay Solomon, will be featured in the 2018 Phoenix Art Museum Artists’ Grants Recipients Exhibition.
Phoenix Art Museum February 2019 Highlights: Valentine's Day shopping discounts, films, exhibitions, and more!
Phoenix Art Museum has some special events planned for you and your loved ones during the month of February! From cool films to fresh exhibitions, slow art to live music, this month’s main events are worth visiting @phxart. See you here!
Phoenix Art Museum brings Cathy Graham to speak at 2019 Independent Woman Luncheon
On March 26, 2019, Phoenix Art Museum will welcome artist, fashion illustrator, and author Cathy Graham as the keynote speaker for the ninth-annual Independent Woman Luncheon. Considered one of the Valley’s most beautiful and beloved philanthropic events, the Independent Woman Luncheon has raised nearly $2,000,000 on behalf of Phoenix Art Museum since its inception. The event celebrates members of the Valley’s premier design community as they come together in support of the Museum’s commitment to excellence in the visual arts and arts education. This year, the Luncheon continues its tradition of inviting a high-profile designer to attend, welcoming Cathy Graham to the Museum to speak about her work. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 26, at 10 am in the Museum’s Cummings Great Hall.
Phoenix Art Museum presents landmark exhibition of historic, world-renowned racing cars
Phoenix Art Museum (el Museo de arte de Phoenix) presenta exposición histórica de autos de carreras de renombre mundial
Phoenix Art Museum names three community leaders and business professionals, Ruben Alvarez, Maria Harper-Marinick, and Donald Opatrny, to Board of Trustees
Phoenix Art Museum announces the appointment of three community leaders to the Museum’s Board of Trustees: Ruben Alvarez, co-founder and managing partner, Molera Alvarez; Maria Harper-Marinick, PhD, chancellor, Maricopa County Community College District; and Donald Opatrny, former partner and managing director, Goldman Sachs. The new appointees join the additional 35 members of the Board of Trustees, which serves as the Museum’s governing body and plays a key role in setting strategic goals and ensuring fiduciary responsibility in collaboration with Amada Cruz, the Museum’s Sybil Harrington Director and CEO. The appointments of Alvarez, Harper-Marinick, and Opatrny support the Museum’s strategic priority to leverage the professional leadership experience of its board through the recruitment of corporate and community leaders and aligns with its continued initiative to ensure the Museum’s board, staff, and collections reflect the diversity of its surrounding community. Alvarez and Harper-Marinick were elected to the Board, effective December 20, 2018; Opatrny was elected to the Board, effective October 25, 2018.
Phoenix Art Museum announces major gift of contemporary Latin American artworks from Nicholas Pardon, co-founder of renowned SPACE Collection
Phoenix Art Museum presents exhibition of historical and contemporary floral fashions spanning four centuries and including designs by Prada, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Comme des Garçons, Charles James, Slava Zaitsev, and more
From April 13 through August 18, 2019, Phoenix Art Museum will present Flora in the Kelly Ellman Fashion Design and Orme Lewis galleries. Spanning the 18th century through the present, the exhibition will feature more than 30 botanical-inspired ensembles and accessories for women, men, and children to trace the evolution of floral fashions throughout history. Drawing exclusively from the collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Flora will showcase historical garments alongside pieces by such designers as Prada, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Comme des Garçons, Charles James, and Slava Zaitsev. The exhibition will also highlight various textiles and embroidery and embellishment techniques used by designers to incorporate flower motifs, patterns, and silhouettes into their creations.
Arizona Costume Institute 2018 Holiday Luncheon featured legendary designer, Stephen Jones, and raised funds for Phoenix Art Museum
Arizona Costume Institute (ACI), an affiliate group of Phoenix Art Museum, presented its 2018 Holiday Luncheon on Monday, December 3, which featured renowned celebrity designer Stephen Jones as its guest of honor and keynote speaker. A fundraiser in support of the fashion design collection at the Museum, the 2018 ACI Holiday Luncheon was chaired by Lynne Love and raised more than $100,000 in vital resources for the Museum.
Phoenix Art Museum (el Museo de Arte de Phoenix) presenta exposición de moda florales históricas y contemporáneas.
Phoenix Art Museum Names Nicole Rivet New Chief Development Officer
Phoenix Art Museum announced today that Nicole Rivet, MEd, CFRE, will join Phoenix Art Museum as its Chief Development Officer (CDO), following the completion of an extensive national search led by Isaacson, Miller. Rivet will officially begin her role with the Museum on January 15, 2019.
Phoenix Art Museum receives prestigious Henry Luce Foundation Grant for ongoing reinstallations of American art collection
El Museo de Arte de Phoenix presenta una colección significante de fotografías de artistas mexicanos del siglo 20 que exploran la identidad nacional y social cambiante de México
Phoenix Art Museum presents a significant collection of photographs by 20th-century Mexican artists exploring Mexico’s shifting national identity
El Museo de Arte de Phoenix presenta una exposición expansivo de arte y islam abarcando un milenio
Phoenix Art Museum presents an expansive exhibition on art and Islam from around the world and spanning a millennium
Phoenix Art Museum presents largest survey to date of works by American modernist painter Agnes Pelton, exploring the work of a relatively unknown artist who was a pioneer of 20th-century American abstraction
Organized by Phoenix Art Museum, Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist is the first survey of the obscure American modernist painter in more than 23 years. Although she painted conventional landscapes and portraits, Pelton (1881–1961) is most celebrated for her abstract compositions that reflect her interest in esoteric subjects, including numerology and Agni Yoga with its principal focus on fire as a guiding force. The exhibition of more than 40 works from various private and museum collections, including the permanent collection Phoenix Art Museum, sheds light on Pelton’s artistic contributions to American Modernism, a movement more commonly associated with artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) in the Southwest and Marsden Hartley (1877–1943) in New England. Furthermore, Pelton’s interest in spirituality and abstraction links her to a larger international movement that is only now being properly studied and contextualized. Desert Transcendentalist represents a fascinating reexamination of an overlooked female artist and her rightful place within the canon of modern and contemporary art history. After its premiere at Phoenix Art Museum, the exhibition will travel to the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, and the Palm Springs Art Museum in California.
Arizona Costume Institute 2018 Holiday Luncheon celebrates fashion and fundraising with celebrity designer, Stephen Jones
Arizona Costume Institute (ACI) presents its annual Holiday Luncheon at Phoenix Art Museum on Monday, December 3 with this year’s guest of honor, Stephen Jones, one of the most innovative milliners of our time. The Luncheon will feature an exclusive presentation and a book signing of Jones’ book, “Stephen Jones: Souvenirs,” by the internationally renowned designer, whose creations have graced the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Royal Wedding. The event will also honor Mary Ellen McKee, the first ever Honorary Luncheon Chair for Arizona Costume Institute. The annual fundraiser is organized in an effort to celebrate style and support the fashion design department at Phoenix Art Museum.
Phoenix Art Museum to showcase work by internationally celebrated Icelandic artist in upcoming multisensory exhibition Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths, which is the premiere of work by the performance artist in the southwestern U.S.
Phoenix Art Museum begins year-long celebration of its 60th anniversary with “The pARTy in the Garden” gala and late-night Museum-gala experience “The afterpARTy,” celebrating Museum’s rich history of providing access to the arts
Phoenix Art Museum announces early-bird ticketing for PhxArt Amplified: Volume 2, the second annual, audio-visual Museum takeover, happening January 20, 2019
Phoenix Art Museum presents first-ever virtual reality exhibition, immersing guests in the art and fashion of Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and Kenny Scharf
For the first time ever at Phoenix Art Museum, guests will have the opportunity to experience photography and video in a whole new dimension. From August 11 through September 30, 2018 in the Kelly Ellman Fashion Design Gallery, Moonage Virtual Reality takes guests on a simulated journey through the fashion and culture of Pop Art, rock and roll, and the East Village Art Scene in New York City thanks to three virtual reality films by filmmaker Travis Hutchison. Offering an out-of-this-world perspective, the suite of films celebrates the music, fashion, and style of three legendary figures who helped define popular culture in the late 1960s, ‘70s, and early ‘80s: Andy Warhol (1928-1987), David Bowie (1947-2016), and Kenny Scharf (b. 1958). Guests will be able to explore the simulated environments of Moonage Virtual Reality by using ordinary smartphones and virtual reality headsets provided by the Museum. The exhibition will be accompanied by select works from the Museum’s fashion collection, each drawn from the eras represented in Hutchison’s videos.
El Museo de Arte de Phoenix presenta piezas nunca vistas de la antigua ciudad mesoamericana de Teotihuacan
Phoenix Art Museum presents never-before-seen artifacts from the ancient Mesoamerican city of Teotihuacan, on view for the last time in the United States
Phoenix Art Museum will present Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire, the first major U.S. exhibition on Teotihuacan in more than 20 years from October 6, 2018, through January 27, 2019, in Steele Gallery. This historic exhibition, organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), will showcase more than 200 artifacts and artworks from the UNESCO World Heritage site. This exhibition presents a rare opportunity to experience both previously and recently excavated objects drawn from major collections in Mexico, many of which are on view in the United States for the first time and include mural fragments, religious offerings, reliefs, and more. A contemporary of ancient Rome, which reached its height in 400 CE, the ancient metropolis of Teotihuacan is one of the largest and most important archaeological sites in the world and the most-visited archaeological site in Mexico. On view in the United States for its final run at Phoenix Art Museum, Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire is a dynamic exploration of Teotihuacan as an urban environment, shedding new light on the striking parallels between urban life in the ancient Americas and life in contemporary cities.
Phoenix Art Museum to premiere works by Andy Warhol, Louise Lawler, and others alongside recently acquired painting by New York-based painter Shara Hughes
Starting September 8, Phoenix Art Museum will present an exhibition of artworks by various masters of modern and contemporary art. Present Tense: Selections from the Lenhardt Collection showcases more than 20 paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures by artists including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Damien Hirst, Louise Lawler, and others, all drawn from the private collection of Dawn and David Lenhardt. The exhibition will also feature a recent Museum acquisition, entitled Narnia, by Brooklyn-based painter Shara Hughes, a contemporary artist who was a standout in the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Both the exhibition and the acquisition are key elements of the Dawn and David Lenhardt Contemporary Art Initiative, a program launched in 2017 with the aim of strengthening the Museum’s focus on contemporary art. Present Tense will be on view from September 8 through December 16, 2018 in the Museum’s soon-to-be-named Dawn and David Lenhardt Gallery. An official gallery dedication for the Dawn and David Lenhardt Gallery and an artist reception with Shara Hughes (open to Circles Members at the Benefactor’s Circle and above), followed by a lecture with Shara Hughes (open to the public), will take place on October 24, 2018.
Phoenix Art Museum and Steele Foundation partner to provide free summer admission to all youth under 18 July 1—Sept. 30, 2018
Phoenix Art Museum will offer free admission to children under the age of 18 visiting the Museum from July 1 through September 30, due to a grant from the Steele Foundation. The generous gift provides vital funds and resources that enables the Museum to remove economic barriers that may prohibit Arizona families from accessing arts and cultural experiences. The program, known as PhxArt Open for Kids, presented by the Steele Foundation, provides free youth admission during normal admission hours, as well as free admission during voluntary-donation times to special-engagement exhibitions, which normally include a $5 ticket charge.
Phoenix Art Museum to present rarely-shown prints by iconic twentieth-century artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns
Phoenix Art Museum and Discount Tire to present Free Family Sundays through June 2019
Phoenix Art Museum announces the renewal of a generous gift from Discount Tire to provide free general admission for all guests on the second Sunday of each month. Beginning July 8, 2018, the Museum will open one Sunday per month, free of charge for the general public. From July 8, 2018, through June 9, 2019, Discount Tire Free Family Sundays will continue to feature a wide variety of special hands-on, educational programming, and collaborations with Phoenix-based artists and partner organizations designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. The gift continues the legacy of removing economic barriers to the arts that began with sponsorship of Free Family Sundays two years ago; Discount Tire has supported 44 days of free general admission and drawn nearly 76,000 visitors to the Museum since 2016.
Phoenix Art Museum exhibition prompts conversation around women artists, gender inequality, and revisionist art histories in the Museum’s collection
Phoenix Art Museum and City of Phoenix to implement sprinkler system renovations throughout 2018 and 2019
Phoenix Art Museum celebrates Arizona Public Service gift funding MAP@PAM, a program offering free Museum admission to military families
Phoenix Art Museum to offer free admission, special discounts on May 18, 2018 in celebration of International Museum Day
Phoenix Art Museum Summer Highlights 2018
Phoenix Art Museum presents photographs and video chronicling the experience of being a teen in the United States
Phoenix Art Museum presents exhibition of work by Arizona-based artists
Phoenix Art Museum and Contemporary Forum announce the highly anticipated, second-annual Art + Architecture Weekend
Phoenix Art Museum presents largest US museum exhibition of Brazilian artist Valeska Soares’ installations, sculptures, multisensory works
Phoenix Art Museum to present internationally renowned conceptual artist Jim Hodges at inaugural Lenhardt Lecture
Phoenix Art Museum welcomes living-legend Hank Aaron to 2018 Luncheon of Legends
Phoenix Art Museum announces landmark gift from the Papp Family Foundation, to include rare examples of Chinese ink painting and naming of the Marilyn and L. Roy Papp Family Gallery
Phoenix Art Museum acquires painting by early American modernist, Marguerite Zorach
Phoenix Art Museum presents contemporary video series inspired by conversations around physical and psychological borders
Phoenix Art Museum and Contemporary Forum present art auction to benefit Museum exhibitions, educational programs
Phoenix Art Museum announces Request for Proposals for Museum website
Phoenix Art Museum presents 3-D-printed couture from 15 collections created by acclaimed fashion designer Iris van Herpen
Phoenix Art Museum receives diversity grant from Ford and Walton Family foundations to foster leadership
Phoenix Art Museum Advance Exhibition Schedule
Phoenix Art Museum announces significant investment in contemporary art through David and Dawn Lenhardt Contemporary Art Initiative
Phoenix Art Museum brings acclaimed New York-based designer, Amy Lau, to Independent Woman Luncheon on January 30, 2018
PHOENIX (November 28, 2017) – In January, Phoenix Art Museum will welcome interior designer Amy Lau as the keynote speaker for the eighth-annual Independent Woman Luncheon. Considered one of the Valley’s most beautiful and beloved philanthropic events, the Independent Woman Luncheon has raised nearly $2,000,000 on behalf of Phoenix Art Museum since its inception. The event 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 Luncheon continues its tradition of inviting a high-profile designer to attend, welcoming Arizona native Amy Lau to the Museum to speak about her work. The event will take place on Tuesday, January 30, at 10 am in the Museum’s Cummings Great Hall.
Phoenix Art Museum partners with Jewish Family & Children’s Service to host food drive on First Friday
UPDATED: Phoenix Art Museum announces PhxArt Project: CityScape, a new partnership with CitySkate to present special installations and more at CityScape complex in downtown Phoenix
Phoenix Art Museum announces PhxArt Project: CityScape, a new partnership with CitySkate to present special installations and more at CityScape complex in downtown Phoenix
Phoenix Art Museum explores the 100-year anniversary of World War I in upcoming Sikh exhibition
Phoenix Art Museum kicks off the holiday season with special discounts, giveaways and ways to give back, from Black Friday through Giving Tuesday
Phoenix Art Museum brings the life, sounds and color of Brazil to Hot Night gala supporting art and arts education
PHOENIX (October 17, 2017) – In what is sure to be the celebrated event of this year’s social season, Phoenix Art Museum will host its annual fall gala on Saturday, November 4, featuring an exciting evening of Brazilian-inspired food, cocktails, live music and dancing in support of art and education at the Museum. Hot Night brings the best of Brazilian culture to the heart of downtown Phoenix for an exclusive one-night event, offering a private glimpse of the Museum’s featured exhibition, Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo. Following a strong tradition, Hot Night plays an essential role of support for Phoenix Art Museum; benefit galas in support of the Museum have raised nearly $2,000,000 in vital funds supporting exhibitions and arts education programs since 2015.
Phoenix Art Museum hosts the ninth-annual PhotoBid exhibition and auction
Phoenix Art Museum brings fiber artist Sheila Pepe to Museum for one-night-only exhibition preview
Phoenix Art Museum explores the mid-century revolution and evolution of photography
Phoenix Art Museum Fall Film Programs
Phoenix Art Museum goes GLOBAL for September Discount Tire Free Family Weekend!
Phoenix Art Museum collaborates with Free Arts to host workshop program for unaccompanied minors: Youth refugees create artwork inspired by Museum exhibition, Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest
PHOENIX (September 5, 2017) – In collaboration with Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum presents an installation of original artwork created by young men currently living in an unaccompanied minors’ shelter. Through November 14, The Soul of My Roots/El Alma de Mis Raíces will be on view in the Museum’s Wolfswinkel Education Center Children’s Gallery. The installation represents the second consecutive year that the Free Arts Professional Artist Series, in collaboration with Phoenix Art Museum and Phoenix-based teaching artist, Emily Costello, has led a Museum-based workshop for unaccompanied minors in Phoenix. During the series, a group of teenage boys, all refugees from Central and South America, visited Phoenix Art Museum every Wednesday for seven weeks. They explored the galleries to gather inspiration for original artwork, focusing on the themes of roots and place in the Border Crossing: Mexico and the American Southwest. The resulting installation demonstrates a series of rich narratives that demonstrate how each young artist connected with their roots through art.
Phoenix Art Museum presents photographic series of Tibet by acclaimed photojournalist
Phoenix Art Museum presents rarely- and never-before-seen lithographs by Alexander Calder
Phoenix Art Museum presents first mid-career survey of contemporary artist Sheila Pepe
Phoenix Art Museum announces PetSmart support for free-access hours during First Fridays
Phoenix Art Museum presents first U.S. exhibition of São Paulo Museum of Modern Art’s landmark collection of Brazilian contemporary art
Phoenix Art Museum presents A Tribute to James Galanos, legendary American couturier
Phoenix Art Museum examines artistic ties between Mexico and the American Southwest
Temporary closure of Phoenix Art Museum galleries inspires fresh look at collection of American and Mexican art
Phoenix Art Museum Advance Exhibition Schedule as of July 1, 2017
Phoenix Art Museum Summer 2017 Happenings: Exhibition and Event Highlights, Holiday Hours, New Membership Opportunities, and More
Phoenix Art Museum exhibits new works by award-winning local artists; the 2016 Contemporary Forum award recipients’ work will be on view beginning in June
PHOENIX (May 5, 2017) – Beginning June 7, Phoenix Art Museum will present an exhibition of Contemporary Forum’s 2016 award-winning artists. Contemporary Forum, a support group of Phoenix Art Museum, presents two significant opportunities for artist recognition each year: the Artists Grants, which encourage emerging contemporary artists, and the Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award, which recognizes a mid-career artist who has demonstrated a sustained degree of excellence. The upcoming exhibition will feature work by the 2016 prize winners that they have created expressly for this exhibition.
Phoenix Art Museum shines new light on beloved painter and Museum founder Philip C. Curtis
Phoenix Art Museum presents Longer Ways to Go, a photographic portrait of Route 66 and iconic American highways
Phoenix Art Museum celebrates opening of new Sikh Art Gallery: The Dr. Darshan Singh and Ajit Kaur Khanuja and Mr. Jaswant Singh and Mohinder Kaur Sikh Art Gallery will be the second gallery space in the United States dedicated to displaying Sikh art
Phoenix Art Museum and Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center Partner to Present Nazi-Looted Art Expert in Community Event
Phoenix Art Museum exhibits treasured works by European masters from renowned international collection
Phoenix Art Museum showcases rare Sikh objects from Arizona collection for the first time
Phoenix Art Museum presents first-ever College Night
Phoenix Art Museum Exhibition & Event Highlights through April 30
Phoenix Art Museum exhibits treasured works by European masters from renowned international collection
PHOENIX (March 21, 2017) – Phoenix Art Museum is the latest recipient of a generous long-term loan from the Schorr Collection, one of the most important collections of Old Master and 19th-century paintings in the world. Beginning April 26, Selections from The Schorr Collection will be on view and will feature works by Antony Van Dyck, Bartolomeo Manfredi, and Gerrit van Honthorst, among others. The Schorr Collection was founded by David and Hannah Lewis, a London-based couple dedicated to making their collection of masterpieces accessible to communities around the world. This will be the second time Phoenix Art Museum has received a long-term loan from the Schorr Collection.
Phoenix Art Museum and storyteller Rachel Egboro present second installment of The Whole Story
Phoenix Art Museum presents a unique lecture from artist Dario Robleto, who questions the boundaries between science and art
Phoenix Art Museum celebrates the art of sports in upcoming exhibition
Phoenix Art Museum's Teen Art Council hosts free, teens-only event featuring food, live music, and art activities
Phoenix Art Museum Exhibition & Event Highlights through March 31
Phoenix Art Museum features ESPN’s Wilbon and Cubs’ Epstein at Luncheon of Champions
INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award Call For Entry
Phoenix Art Museum announces INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award Call For Entry
Applicants include emerging photographers displaying artistic talents
PHOENIX (December 12, 2016-February 21, 2017) - INFOCUS, LLC, the photography support group of Phoenix Art Museum, is calling for entries for the INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award. The Award is granted biennially to an emerging or early career photographer who demonstrates artistic promise. The competition is open to photographers who are residents of the United States, working in all media and styles.
Phoenix Art Museum showcases The Propeller Group’s broadened boundaries of fine art with their blend of popular media and conceptual art
PHOENIX (January 24, 2017) – On February 18, 2017, Phoenix Art Museum presents The Propeller Group, an exhibition dedicated to the work of an international art collective based in Vietnam, whose work blurs the boundaries between fine art and media production. With dual headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Los Angeles, California, The Propeller Group artist collective is a cross-disciplinary collaboration whose work merges conceptual art practices—partially steeped in the politically inflected artwork of the 1990s—with the forms and methods of popular media today. The upcoming exhibition was organized by Phoenix Art Museum in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, and represents the first time a number of these works have been presented together.
Phoenix Art Museum Advance Exhibition Schedule as of January 18, 2017
PHOENIX (January 18, 2017) – Phoenix Art Museum presents a wide variety of exhibitions throughout the year in its multiple galleries. This release represents the most up-to-date information available regarding current and upcoming exhibitions. Please note: Exhibition titles and dates may be subject to change.
Phoenix Art Museum explores history, artistry of samurai culture in upcoming exhibition of largest collection of samurai regalia outside of Japan sheds light on samurai culture
Contemporary Forum of Phoenix Art Museum presents the first-annual Art + Architecture Weekend 2017
Phoenix Art Museum, Diane and Bruce Halle, and Discount Tire present Free Family Weekend in 2017
Phoenix Art Museum and INFOCUS present juried exhibition of photography books in December
Phoenix Art Museum features HGTV’s Sarah Richardson at 2017 Independent Woman Luncheon, February 7, 2017
Phoenix Art Museum exhibits the “Emphatics” Fashion Archive with rare designs by Thierry Mugler, Alaïa, Jean Paul Gaultier & Issey Miyake
Phoenix Art Museum presents rare overview of Argentine artist Horacio Zabala’s work
Phoenix Art Museum explores the vibrancy of youth, power and potential in upcoming Kehinde Wiley mid-career retrospective
Phoenix Art Museum names Dr. Betsy Fahlman adjunct curator of American Art
Phoenix Art Museum Advance Exhibition Schedule: Current and Upcoming Exhibitions as of July 19, 2016
PHOENIX (July 19, 2016) – Phoenix Art Museum presents a wide variety of exhibitions throughout the year in its multiple galleries. This release represents the most up-to-date information available regarding current and upcoming exhibitions. Please note: Exhibition titles and dates may be subject to change.
Phoenix Art Museum presents global portrait of water in new photography exhibition
Museum Summertime Mini Membership aims to keep Phoenix cool, all summer long
PHOENIX (May 24, 2016) – In anticipation of the impending Arizona summer heat, Phoenix Art Museum now offers Summertime Mini Memberships to make the hottest time of year a bit more bearable. Whether staycationing in town, or looking for something fun to do between trips away, locals can enjoy unlimited admission for two visitors all summer for just $30. Along with unlimited general admission, visitors will save on special-engagement exhibition pricing during normal free access hours, including First Friday, Free Wednesdays, and Discount Tire Free Family Second Sundays.
Here and Abroad: Photographs by David Taylor explores change along US-Mexico border
PHOENIX (May 24, 2016) – Beginning May 28, 2016, Phoenix art Museum will present the new exhibition Here and Abroad: Photographs by David Taylor, a candid examination of the US-Mexico border, as seen through nearly 300 photographs taken by the Arizona-based artist during a period of rapid change along the border. The exhibition, on view through October 16, offers a rare glimpse into this storied region, exploring the compelling geography between two nations, a zone that is the subject of extensive national discourse and regional tumult.
Everyone is a Member on International Museum Day at Phoenix Art Museum!
PHOENIX (May 4, 2016) – In honor of International Museum Day on May 18, and to raise awareness about the importance of museums in our society, Phoenix Art Museum will invite everyone to be a Museum Member for a day by offering free museum admission all day along with discounts and free activities. In addition to making everyone a Museum Member for a day, Phoenix Art Museum will host a hands on art activity and a special lecture by visiting artist Teresita Fernández. Join us for a full day of #FreeAdmissionWednesday to celebrate!
Phoenix Rising tells the story of passion for art and commitment to community
PHOENIX (April 14, 2016) – This spring, Phoenix Art Museum presents Phoenix Rising: The Valley Collects, a new exhibition that highlights some of the most compelling works drawn from a select group of the Valley of the Sun’s most important private collections of visual art. With nearly 200 works spanning 1,000 years of art history, Phoenix Rising is emblematic of the increasing sophistication and cultural commitment of the city’s greater metropolitan area, the sixth largest in the nation. Sponsored by PetSmart, locally headquartered in the Valley, and organized by Phoenix Art Museum, the exhibition is a collaboration of the Museum’s curatorial staff working closely with 35 local collectors, all of whom live in the Valley.
Phoenix Art Museum Receives $2 Million Endowment Benefiting Fashion Design
Phoenix Art Museum celebrates 50 years of fashion with a comprehensive exhibition of its permanent collection
PHOENIX (March, 2015) – To celebrate five decades of countless achievements in the area of fashion design, Phoenix Art Museum is organizing a dynamic retrospective that highlights masterworks and milestones from its permanent collection. “Defining Moments: 50 Years of Fashion at Phoenix Art Museum,” which is on view from April 2 to August 7, 2016, features more than 50 works culled from several eras throughout the history of fashion. Max Mara, Italian luxury fashion brand, is the presenting sponsor for the exhibit’s opening party on April 2.
Phoenix Art Museum to exhibit world-famous baseball card collection
Phoenix Art Museum features Fritz Scholder in groundbreaking retrospective
Phoenix Art Museum Names New Deputy Director, Advancement
Rare Michelangelo Drawings Come to Phoenix Art Museum in January 2016
Phoenix Art Museum and Discount Tire Present Free Family Sundays in 2016
Largest exhibition of Gianfranco Ferré exclusively on view in U.S. at Phoenix Art Museum
Exhibition includes visually-stunning display of fashion and art created by Italian style icon and master designer.
The internationally acclaimed fashion design exhibition The White Shirt According to Me. Gianfranco Ferré makes its U.S. debut at Phoenix Art Museum on November 4, 2015. This unique fashion exhibition is an innovative showcase of Ferré’s most significant white shirts, technical designs, photographs and videos from the archives of the Gianfranco Ferré Foundation.
Phoenix Art Museum presents works by renowned, controversial Ai Weiwei
Phoenix Art Museum will present an exhibition of the works of Ai Weiwei, the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist. Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads: Gold features 12 gold-plated Chinese zodiac sculptures, as well as 18th century Chinese bronze works drawn from the Museum’s collection, which provide historical context for the original works that inspired the artist. The exhibition will be on view October 3 through January 31, 2016, in the Art of Asia Gallery.
Phoenix Art Museum Names Gilbert Vicario As Chief Curator
Phoenix Art Museum is proud to announce Gilbert Vicario as The Selig Family Chief Curator, the first position of its stype in over a decade. Vicario is currently the division head for curatorial affairs at the Des Moines Art Center and will begin at Phoenix Art Museum on October 12, 2015.
Phoenix Art Museum Hires New Education Director
American Modernism Coming to Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Art Museum Receives $2.5 Million Gift
Andy Warhol: Portraits Exhibition Coming to Phoenix Art Museum
Works by Leonardo da Vinci Will Be On Display in Arizona for the First Time Through New Phoenix Art Museum Exhibition
Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation Makes Its First Stop at Phoenix Art Museum
Amada Cruz Named New Museum Director
Phoenix, (November 17, 2014) – The Phoenix Art Museum Board of Trustees has named Amada Cruz as The Sybil Harrington Director of the Phoenix Art Museum, succeeding James K. Ballinger, who announced his intention to retire this past April. Seven-month search process completed; new era begins February 1, 2015.
The West Select: A Western Art Invitation Sale and Exhibition Returns to Phoenix Art Museum for Fourth Consecutive Year
Fashioned in America Salutes American Talent and the Revival of Fashion Design and Manufacturing in the U.S.
Larger Than Life Don Coen: The Migrant Series Exhibition Makes Its First Stop at Phoenix Art Museum
First U.S. Exhibition Covering Brazilian Paulo Bruscky’s Career Comes to Phoenix Art Museum
Japanese Storytelling Through Wild Masks and Intricate Prints
Historias japoneses contadas con máscaras salvajes y reproducciones intrincadas
El engaño de la alta sociedad, la lucha de la clase trabajadora y la innovación artística radical son los principales temas de la nueva exhibición del Phoenix Art Museum
Lure of High Society, Working-Class Struggle and Radical Artistic Innovation Major Themes of Latest Exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum
La historia ilustrada del libro fotográfico en Phoenix Art Museum
Photography Exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum Illustrates the History of the Photographic Book
Jim Ballinger Announces Intention to Retire After National Search for His Successor
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Featuring Major American Artist William H. Johnson to Open at Phoenix Art Museum
Six-Time Academy Award® Nominee Glenn Close to Attend ￼￼Hollywood Costume pARTy Opening Gala
Oscar Fashion Comes to Phoenix Art Museum
La moda del Oscar llega a Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix Art Museum celebra casi 30 años al estilo del Oscar® en una exhibición que presenta algunos de los vestidos más memorables que lucieron en la alfombra roja las nominadas para mejor actriz y actriz secundaria en la entrega de los premios de la Academia (Academy Awards®).
“AMERICAN HUSTLE’S” SIZZLING DRESS STEPS OFF THE SCREEN AND INTO HOLLYWOOD COSTUME EXHIBITION
Phoenix Art Museum Blends Sight and Sound in New Photography Exhibition
PHOENIX ART MUSEUM DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION NAMED 2013 PIPER FELLOW
Chosen by the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust after a rigorous selection process, Blake will participate in a Piper Fellowship. The Piper Fellowship is a self-designed, professional development sabbatical focused on strengthening leadership skills and learning about innovative programs to help nonprofits become more effective and resilient.
The Cape Uncovered: Phoenix Art Museum Presents Fall 2013 Fashion Exhibition
Phoenix Art Museum Presents West Coast premiere of London’s Hollywood Costume
Phoenix Art Museum presenta la exhibición Hollywood Costume de Londres
The West Select at Phoenix Art Museum
New exhibition explores friendship, creative symbiosis of Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges
National exhibition Art of Video Games invades Phoenix in Summer 2013
April brings Fine Arts and Fresh Flowers to First Fridays
For art and flower lovers, the spring extravaganza Arts & Flowers is coming to Phoenix Art Museum, where floral art arrangements will be displayed throughout the galleries, from Thursday to Sunday, April 4 to 7, 2013.
Phoenix Art Museum Showcases Latest Advancements in Fashion of the Digital Age
Phoenix Art Museum Presents World Premier of New Series by Kehinde Wiley
Phoenix Art Museum and Portland Museum of Art Presents First Museum Survey of Works of Ahmed Alsoudani
Phoenix Art Museum Exhibits Internationally-Acclaimed Halle Collection of Contemporary Latin American Art
Phoenix Art Museum presents William Clift’s visions of Shiprock and Mont St. Michel
Phoenix Art Museum exhibits modern Chinese art that capture the power to heal
Visions of Humanity: 20th Century Chinese Art from the Gerry and Leslie Jones Collection on view December 15, 2012 - April 14, 2013 in Orme Lewis Gallery
Phoenix Art Museum’s ‘Big Picture’ highlights scale, perspective
The Big Picture on View October 13, 2012 - December 2, 2012 in Norton Photography Gallery
The New West Comes Alive in The West Select Exhibition and Sale at Phoenix Art Museum
The West Select: A New Western Classic on View November 11, 2012 - December 31, 2012 in Steele Gallery