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Japanese Storytelling Through Wild Masks and Intricate Prints

July 02, 2014: Quiet Rage, Gentle Wail: Prints and Masks of Japanese Noh Theatre is on view at Phoenix Art Museum until November 16 and explores Noh, the traditional Japanese theatre form that incorporates music, dance and drama. 
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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

June 23, 2014: Antonio Berni: Juanito y Ramona abre en el Phoenix Art Museum el 28 de junio con más de cien objetos del artista revolucionario Antonio Berni (1905-1981).
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Lure of High Society, Working-Class Struggle and Radical Artistic Innovation Major Themes of Latest Exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum

June 10, 2014: Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona opens at Phoenix Art Museum on June 28 and features over one hundred objects by groundbreaking artist Antonio Berni (1905-1981). 
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Photography Exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum Illustrates the History of the Photographic Book

April 21, 2014: The latest photography exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum walks visitors through the five-step process involved in the creation of a photographic book.
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La historia ilustrada del libro fotográfico en Phoenix Art Museum

April 21, 2014: La más reciente exhibición fotográfica de Phoenix Art Museum lleva a los visitantes a través del proceso de cinco fases en la creación del libro fotográfico. 
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Jim Ballinger Announces Intention to Retire After National Search for His Successor

April 17, 2014: James K. Ballinger, The Sybil Harrington Director of the Phoenix Art Museum, announced today to the museum’s Board of Trustees and staff his intention to retire, and requested the Board initiate a search process to replace him.
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Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Featuring Major American Artist William H. Johnson to Open at Phoenix Art Museum

April 01, 2014: An exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) arrives at Phoenix Art Museum and will feature rare paintings by William H. Johnson, from the collection of the James E. Lewis Museum at Morgan State University.
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Six-Time Academy Award® Nominee Glenn Close to Attend Hollywood Costume pARTy Opening Gala

March 04, 2014: Six-time Academy Award® nominee, actress and producer Glenn Close, will be the guest of honor for the ninth annual pARTy hosted at Phoenix Art Museum on March 22.

 

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La moda del Oscar llega a Phoenix Art Museum

February 24, 2014:

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®). 

 

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Oscar Fashion Comes to Phoenix Art Museum

February 24, 2014: Phoenix Art Museum celebrates nearly 30 years of Oscar® style in an exhibition celebrating some of the most memorable gowns worn to the Academy Awards® by best actress and best supporting actress nominees.
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“AMERICAN HUSTLE’S” SIZZLING DRESS STEPS OFF THE SCREEN AND INTO HOLLYWOOD COSTUME EXHIBITION

February 19, 2014: Never before seen outside the movie studio, Rosalyn Rosenfield’s (Jennifer Lawrence) shimmering white dress and Irving Rosenfield’s (Christian Bale) velvet suit, both designed by Oscar®-nominated Michael Wilkinson for “American Hustle,” are set to open the international Hollywood Costume exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum, March 26. 
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Phoenix Art Museum Blends Sight and Sound in New Photography Exhibition

January 23, 2014: Phoenix Art Museum’s newest photography exhibition See, Hear, Feel: The Photographs of Debra Bloomfield and Christopher Churchill is on view through March 23 in the Norton Photography Gallery.
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PHOENIX ART MUSEUM DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION NAMED 2013 PIPER FELLOW

December 18, 2013: Kathryn Blake, director of education for the Phoenix Art Museum, is among four nonprofit Valley leaders joining the 13th class of Piper Fellows for her commitment to expand and refine opportunities for the community to engage with visual arts programs and exhibitions at the museum.

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. 

 

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The Cape Uncovered: Phoenix Art Museum Presents Fall 2013 Fashion Exhibition

September 11, 2013: Phoenix Art Museum will present The Cape, the latest exhibition drawn from its significant fashion holdings, on view in the Ellman Fashion Design Gallery, September 15 through February 9, 2014. 
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Phoenix Art Museum Presents West Coast premiere of London’s Hollywood Costume

September 01, 2013: Phoenix Art Museum will present the Western U.S. premiere of Hollywood Costume, a major, multimedia exhibition featuring more than 75 costumes from a century of filmmaking, many of which have never been displayed outside the walls of secured studio archives and private collections. This ticketed exhibition, organized by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), will open in Phoenix on March 26, 2014, on view through July 6. 
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Phoenix Art Museum presenta la exhibición Hollywood Costume de Londres

September 01, 2013: Con el vestuario original de más de 75 películas simbólicas que forma parte de las colecciones del Museo de Victoria y Alberto.
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The West Select at Phoenix Art Museum

July 29, 2013: Phoenix Art Museum explores the diversity and magnificence of the American West in The West Select, an exhibition and set-price fundraising sale featuring contemporary Western art. Organized by Phoenix Art Museum and presented by the Men’s Arts Council, a Museum support organization, The West Select opens on Friday, November 8 with a sale of its diverse Western artwork. The West Select continues with a public opening on Sunday, November 10 and closes Tuesday, December 31, 2013. 
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New exhibition explores friendship, creative symbiosis of Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges

July 02, 2013: Beginning this fall, Phoenix Art Museum will present Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges: The Art of Friendship, direct from its premiere at the Americas Society in New York. The exhibition, which tells the story of the creative symbiosis resulted from the lasting friendship and intellectual exchange between Argentines Xul Solar, artist and Jorge Luis Borges, writer, includes works that until recently, have never been seen outside of Argentina. 
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National exhibition Art of Video Games invades Phoenix in Summer 2013

May 15, 2013: Mario, Luigi, the Princess and Pac-Man will invade Phoenix beginning June 16, 2013, as Phoenix Art Museum presents The Art of Video Games. One of the first exhibitions to explore the art of gaming from early 8-bit ingenuity to modern marvels, this foray into the 40-year history of video games first premiered at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. It will be on view in Phoenix Art Museum’s Steele Gallery June 16 through September 29.
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April brings Fine Arts and Fresh Flowers to First Fridays

March 21, 2013:

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. 

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Phoenix Art Museum Showcases Latest Advancements in Fashion of the Digital Age

February 25, 2013: Digital Print Fashion on view March 1 – July 14, 2013 in Ellman Fashion Design Gallery
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Phoenix Art Museum Presents World Premier of New Series by Kehinde Wiley

February 20, 2013: New series Kehinde Wiley: Memling debuts February 20, 2013 in Marshall Gallery
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Phoenix Art Museum and Portland Museum of Art Presents First Museum Survey of Works of Ahmed Alsoudani

January 29, 2013: Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted on view March 13 – July 17, 2013 in Marley Gallery
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Phoenix Art Museum Exhibits Internationally-­Acclaimed Halle Collection of Contemporary Latin American Art

January 14, 2013: Order, Chaos, and the Space Between: Contemporary Latin American Art from the Diane and Bruce Halle Collection on view February – May 5, 2013 in Steele Gallery
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Phoenix Art Museum presents William Clift’s visions of Shiprock and Mont St. Michel

December 01, 2012: Shiprock and Mont St. Michel: Photographs by William Clift on view December 22– April 7 in Norton Photography Gallery
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Phoenix Art Museum exhibits modern Chinese art that capture the power to heal

November 01, 2012:

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

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Phoenix Art Museum’s ‘Big Picture’ highlights scale, perspective

October 01, 2012:

The Big Picture on View October 13, 2012 - December 2, 2012 in Norton Photography Gallery

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The New West Comes Alive in The West Select Exhibition and Sale at Phoenix Art Museum

September 05, 2012:

The West Select: A New Western Classic on View November 11, 2012 - December 31, 2012 in Steele Gallery

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Phoenix Art Museum's New Latin American Photography Exhibition Politics, Power of Place

July 09, 2012: The Politics of Place on View August 4 - December 2nd, 2012 in Orme Lewis Gallery
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Phoenix Art Museum Presents Modern Spirit: Fashion of the 1920's

June 15, 2012: New Exhibition Explores Roaring 20's Lasting Legacy o=n Fashion Beyond the Flapper.
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Arizona Artist Captures Underground Railroad in Summer Exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum

June 01, 2012: Stephen Marc: Passage on the Underground Railroad on View Through September 23rd, 2012.
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Phoenix Art Museum's Paper! Exhibition Delivers More Than You Think

May 26, 2012: Paper! builds on community input, captures impact of paper on art, May 26-September 23, 2012
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Gustave Baumann Exhibition Captures Quality Of Artisan Printmaking, Spirit Of Coming Home

April 02, 2012: Gustave Baumann: Artisan Printmaker of the Southwest opens April 7 at Phoenix Art Museum.
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Phoenix Art Museum Presents the Currents, Perspectives of Fashion and The Sea.

February 01, 2012: The Sea Fashion Design Exhibition Opens March 3rd, 2012 at Phoenix Art Museum.
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Bhutan: Between Heaven and Earth-Photography by Mary Peck

January 21, 2012: Mary Peck travelled to remote parts of Himalayan Kingdom mostly on foot between 1999-2005.
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Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century Opens December 18 at Phoenix Art Museum

December 18, 2011: Exhibition explores Frank Lloyd Wright's seven-decade career and his relevance today through a survey of more than 40 projects.
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Frank LLoyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century Opens December 18 at Phoenix Museum

December 18, 2011: Frank Lloyd Wright's winter home, studio and architectural campus in Scottsdale, Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum presents a major exhibition that offers a fresh perspective on the celebrated architect's seven-decade career.
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Sacred Word And Image: Five World Religions On View At Phoenix Art Museum

December 08, 2011: An Exhibition Opening on January 4th, 2012 at Phoenix Art Museum, features the written and painted image as expressed in the cultures of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Chrisitanity throughout the past 1500 years.
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Bare Witness: Photographs By Gordon Parks Now On View At The Phoenix Art Museum

August 25, 2011: Retrospective Includes Documentary, Fashion, and Portrait Photography.
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Works From Contemporary Artists Rebecca Campbell And Angela Ellsworth On View At Phoenix Art Museum

August 22, 2011: Seeing is Believing: Rebecca Campbell and Angela Ellsworth Opens September 3rd.
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The Bridge At Hoover Dam: Photographs By Jamey Stillings Opens August 13 At Phoenix Art Museum.

July 19, 2011: Photo Essay Captures the Construction Of A New Industrial Wonder
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Phoenix Art Museum Presents Giorgio Di Sant' Angelo

May 31, 2011: First Ever Museum Exhibition Showcases Designer's Innovation and Influence.
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And The Land Grew Quiet: New Work By Matthew Moore On View At The Phoenix Art Museum

February 11, 2011: First Museum Show focused on the work of Arizona-based artist Matthew Moore.
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Phoenix Art Museum Presents First Exhibition To Explore Cezanne's Influence On American Art

June 09, 2010: Largest Assembly of Cezanne Works Ever on View in Arizona, Opens July 1st.
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Phoenix Art Museum Celebrates Unique Style Of International Top Model And Fashion Visionary Tatiana Sorokko

May 05, 2010: Extending the Runway: Tatiana Sorokko Style Makes U.S. Debut.
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Phoenix Art Museum Explores Glamour Amidst Wartime with in the Mood.

April 06, 2010: Fashion, War, Women, and Their Impact in the 1940's.
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Exhibition Drawn from Ansel Adams Archive Brings New Light to Old Favorites

October 01, 2009: Phoenix Art Museum is the Exclusive Venue for Ansel Adams: Discoveries
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Phoenix Art Museum Celebrates 50th Anniversary

September 08, 2009: Festivities, Exhibitions, Renovations and Additions Commemorate Milestone
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The Desert Botanical Garden and Phoenix Art Museum Welcome The American Society of Botanical Artists

September 01, 2009: Simultaneous Exhibitions Featuring Beautiful Botanical Paintings on View October 3 thru January 3
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Get Upclose and Personal with with Portraits at Phoenix Art Museum Photography Exhibition

August 20, 2009: Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture Opens on September 19
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There's No Mountain Too High, No Valley Too Wide, for Watercolor Artist Tony Foster

July 11, 2009: Tony Foster: Searching for Bigger Subject Features Arizona's Grand Canyon and Mount Everest, Opens July 11, 2009
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Phoenix Art Museum Announces Geoffrey Beene: Trapeze

May 27, 2009: High-Flying Exhibition Honoring One of American's True Design Visionaries Opens November 7
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Old Meets New in Photography Exhibition Now Open at Phoenix Art Museum

April 02, 2009: Charting the Canyon: Photographs by Mark Klett & Byron Wolfe Combines Contemporary Grand Canyon Photographs with Historic Images
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Phoenix Art Museum Announces Medievalism: Fashion's Romance with the Middle Ages

February 18, 2009: New Fashion Design Exhibition Opens Saturday, February 21
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Photographs Explore Time, Faith, Place and Spirituality

December 01, 2008: Odyssey: The Photographs of Linda Connor Now Open at Phoenix Art Museum
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From the Streets of Paris to the Canyons of the Southwest...Explore the Work of Famed Taos Artist Ernest L. Blumenschein

December 01, 2008: Phoenix Art Museum Hosts Major Retrospective of Blumenschein's Colorful and Inventive Work March 15 through June 14, 2009
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Illustrations Brought Rubaiyat to Life, Revolutionized Publishing Industry

October 22, 2008: Phoenix Art Museum Presents Elihi Vedder's Drawings for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Direct from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Fifth Annual West of Western Culinary Festival to be Held March 14 and 15

September 22, 2008: The Southwest's Premier Culinary Festival Showcases Independent Chief in Picturesque Setting
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Susan G. Komen for the Cure , Phoenix Art Museum Partner to Present Art for the Cure

August 13, 2008: Exhibition showcases personal art collection of Sussan G. Komen for the cure Founder
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90 Years of the Jumpsuit - From Work Wear to Haute Couture

August 10, 2008: Versatile Garmet Takes Flight in Phoenix Art Museum's One for All and All for One: The Jumpsuit
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Mexico Through the Lens of a 20th Century Master

July 28, 2008: Edward Weston: Mexico Explores Pivotal Period of Photographer's Life and Legacy
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Phoenix Art Museum Hosts Unprecedented Gathering of Modern and Contemporary Asian Art

June 10, 2008: Four Powerful Exhibitions Celebrate Three Centuries of Tradition and Evolution
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Photography Exhibit Offers a Contemporary View of our Place in Nature

April 08, 2008: Human Nature: The Photographs of Barbara Bosworth Opens April 14, 2008
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Chado Ralph Rucci Exhibition Showcases Timeless Designer's Illustrious Career

April 01, 2008: Museum Exhibition Explores Haute Couture Design
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A Dazzling Showcase of Indian Jewelry Opens a Phoenix Art Museum

February 11, 2008: When Gold Blossoms: Indian Jewelry from the Susan L. Beningson Collection Explores Indian Experiences of Jewelry
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Exhibition of European Masterpieces Debuts at Phoenix Art Museum

February 06, 2008: On display for the first time in North American, Phoenix Art Museum present Passport to Europe: Six Centuries of Treasures from Museo de Arte de Pounce, an exhibition of 59 paintings spanning six centuries and nine nationalities.
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Revolutionary Exhibition Features Eleven French Artists Including Money, Matisse, Cezanne and Degas

November 12, 2007: Unprecedented International Loan Exhibition Explores "Artistic Repetition" Through the Art of Celebrated 19th- and early 20th-century French Painters
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