Press Room

For all press and media inquiries, please contact:

Margaree Bigler
Public Relations and Digital Communications Manager
margaree.bigler@phxart.org
(602) 257-2105 

For image reproduction requests (e.g., for use in books or publications), please contact images@phxart.org.

Media representatives must schedule visits involving photography, video, interviews, exhibition and gallery viewing.

PLEASE NOTE: The Museum can not guarantee media access for unscheduled visits. We will do our best to contact the Communications Manager in order to provide access. If successful, please follow the museum’s public photography rules.

Download our 2018 Press Kit and Advance Exhibition Schedule here

 

News Releases


Phoenix Art Museum receives prestigious Henry Luce Foundation Grant for ongoing reinstallations of American art collection

December 07, 2018: The Museum will present six thematic exhibitions over three years to showcase its permanent collection of historical American art
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Phoenix Art Museum presents a significant collection of photographs by 20th-century Mexican artists exploring Mexico’s shifting national identity

November 27, 2018: Mexican Photographers, Mexican Views features more than 60 works spanning the 1910s through the 1990s that offer a complex portrait of a country’s changing social and political landscape
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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

November 27, 2018: Fotógrafos mexicanos, Vistas mexicanas presenta más de 60 obras que abarcan desde la década de 1910 hasta la década de 1990 y que ofrecen un retrato complejo del cambiante panorama social y político de un país.
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Phoenix Art Museum presents an expansive exhibition of Islamic art from around the world and spanning a millennium

November 23, 2018: Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place features more than 100 artworks from Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America, created from the ninth century through 2016

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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

November 12, 2018:

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.  

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Arizona Costume Institute 2018 Holiday Luncheon celebrates fashion and fundraising with celebrity designer, Stephen Jones

October 31, 2018:

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. 

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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.

October 01, 2018: PHOENIX- Phoenix Art Museum presents the Southwestern US premiere of work by Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson (b. 1976), one of the most celebrated contemporary artists in the world, in Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths. From November 3, 2018 through April 14, 2019 in the Ellen and Howard C. Katz Wing for Modern Art, guests can experience three multisensory works by the artist that explore themes of Nordic identity, melancholia, repetition, and popular culture. Known for the performative aspects of his art, Kjartansson has displayed his works in renowned museums around the world, including the Migros Museum in Switzerland, The Guggenheim in New York City, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Phoenix Art Museum becomes one of only ten American museums to welcome the addition of “The Visitors” to their collection.  
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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

October 01, 2018: UPDATED  – This fall, Phoenix Art Museum begins a full year of celebrations leading up to the Museum’s 60th anniversary with its fall gala, The pARTy in the Garden, on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The kick-off event revives the beloved pARTy, an annual Museum gala held from 2007 to 2015, to honor the past, present, and future of art and community in the heart of downtown Phoenix, and will be followed by The after pARTY, a late-night, art-gala experience open to the general public. Featuring an exclusive inside look at contemporary installations, along with fine food, custom cocktails dancing under the stars, and the gala’s first-ever guest of honor, Arizona State University President Michael Crow, The pARTy in the Garden and The afterpARTy will play an essential role in supporting Phoenix Art Museum. Benefit galas in support of the Museum have raised more than $10.5 million dollars in vital funds supporting exhibitions and arts education programs since The pARTy gala began in 2007. Phoenix Art Museum’s official 60th anniversary is November 18, 2019.
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Phoenix Art Museum announces early-bird ticketing for PhxArt Amplified: Volume 2, the second annual, audio-visual Museum takeover, happening January 20, 2019

September 17, 2018: Sound and art converge once again at PhxArt Amplified: Volume Two, an all-day, all-ages audio-visual experience taking over Phoenix Art Museum on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from noon - 9:00 pm. Featuring a remarkable range of live, acoustic, and experimental performances throughout Museum galleries and spaces, PhxArt Amplified: Volume Two promises enhanced outdoor visual art installations and hands-on programming, an expansion of local musicians hailing from all around Arizona, and site-specific musical performances inspired by special exhibitions including Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire and Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths. Guests will enjoy a variety of musical genres ranging from jazz, Latin, indie, pop, classical and more, along with a beer garden and a variety of food trucks. Last year, PhxArt Amplified: Volume One brought more than more than 1500 guests to the Museum to enjoy 8 hours of music and art performed by 30 acts consisting of nearly 100 artists.
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Phoenix Art Museum presents first-ever virtual reality exhibition, immersing guests in the art and fashion of Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and Kenny Scharf

July 19, 2018:

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.

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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

July 11, 2018:

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. 

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Phoenix Art Museum to premiere works by Andy Warhol, Louise Lawler, and others alongside recently acquired painting by New York-based painter Shara Hughes

July 11, 2018:

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. 

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El Museo de Arte de Phoenix presenta piezas nunca vistas de la antigua ciudad mesoamericana de Teotihuacan

July 11, 2018: A partir del 6 de octubre del 2018 y hasta el 27 de enero del 2019, el Museo de Arte de Phoenix presentará en la Galería Steele Teotihuacán: ciudad de agua, ciudad de fuego, la primera exposición sobre Teotihuacán a gran escala en los EE.UU. en más de veinte años. Esta histórica exposición, organizada por los Museos de Bellas Artes de San Francisco (FAMSF, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Museo del Condado de Los Ángeles (LACMA), lucirá más de 200 objetos y obras de arte, como fragmentos de murales, bajorrelieves, ofrendas religiosas, y más, brindando una oportunidad única para experimentar tanto piezas previamente excavadas como unas nunca vistas de las colecciones nacionales mexicanas, muchas de las cuales se exhiben por primera vez en los EE.UU. Contemporánea de la Antigua Roma, la remota metrópolis de Teotihuacán alcanzó su cénit en el año 400 A.C. y es uno de los yacimientos arqueológicos más grandiosos e importantes del mundo, así como el más visitado en México. 5. En su última escala por los EE.UU. en el Museo de Arte de Phoenix, Teotihuacán: ciudad de agua, ciudad de fuego examinará Teotihuacán como entorno urbano, destacando paralelismos entre la vida urbana de las Américas de antaño y la vida en ciudades contemporánea
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Phoenix Art Museum and Steele Foundation partner to provide free summer admission to all youth under 18 July 1—Sept. 30, 2018

June 26, 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.

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Phoenix Art Museum to present rarely-shown prints by iconic twentieth-century artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns

June 20, 2018: Beginning July 14, Phoenix Art Museum presents an original exhibition of rarely-shown prints, drawn from the Museum’s collection, by two giants of twentieth-century art. Rauschenberg and Johns: The Blurring of Art and Life showcases more than 20 works on paper, including lithographs, silkscreens, screen prints, and collage, by neo-Dada artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. These works detail a fascinating visual conversation between two of modern art’s most influential creators, evident in their comparable use of familiar objects and contemporary images in service of multiple, often uncertain, meanings. On view from July 14 through November 11 in the Museum’s Orientation Gallery, Rauschenberg and Johns: The Blurring of Art and Life provides fascinating new insight into the innovative, mutually influential practices of the two artists.
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Phoenix Art Museum and Discount Tire to present Free Family Sundays through June 2019

June 12, 2018:

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. 

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Phoenix Art Museum exhibition prompts conversation around women artists, gender inequality, and revisionist art histories in the Museum’s collection

June 08, 2018: Beginning on July 7, Phoenix Art Museum presents In the Company of Women: Women Artists from the Collection, an exhibition of nearly 50 twentieth- and 21st-century artworks from the Museum’s holdings. In an era of such contemporary phenomena as the #MeToo movement, this exhibition showcases an array of styles and media, with works on view by Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Faith Ringgold, Erica Deeman, Daniela Rossell, and many others, as an engagement with feminist scholarship that, for decades, has aimed to provide a more complete history of artistic production. In the Company of Women creates a new context for some of the Museum’s most iconic pieces, prompting conversations about gender inequality, the systematic exclusion of women from mainstream art circles, and the idea that artistic production must be understood in the context of society at large. In the Company of Women also aims to encourage conversation about the presence of works by women in the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, as well as the institution’s commitment to proactively addressing these issues. The exhibition will open on Friday, July 6 at 6 pm for First Friday festivities, and will be on view July 7 through August 12 in the Museum’s Steele Gallery. 
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Phoenix Art Museum and City of Phoenix to implement sprinkler system renovations throughout 2018 and 2019

May 31, 2018: During 2018 and 2019, Phoenix Art Museum will work in collaboration with the City of Phoenix to execute a series of renovations to the Museum’s emergency fire sprinkler systems. In light of the flood damage suffered by Burton Barr Library in 2017 due to malfunctioning systems, the City has prioritized the undertaking of sweeping efforts to ensure that major public and private institutions city-wide maintain up-to-date emergency technologies. Closures of Museum spaces to accommodate the renovations will take place on a staggered schedule over approximately 12 months, allowing the Museum to keep a maximum number of gallery spaces open at all times and ensure a positive and enriching guest experience.
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Phoenix Art Museum celebrates Arizona Public Service gift funding MAP@PAM, a program offering free Museum admission to military families

May 30, 2018: Phoenix Art Museum hosted a recognition ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2018, honoring the APS contribution to the initiative that provides free museum admission to all military families. The Military Access Program at Phoenix Art Museum, known as MAP@PAM, is made possible through a generous gift of $50,000 from APS and honors the service of veterans and active-duty military personnel, with benefits extending to their immediate family members. MAP@PAM offers active and retired members of the military both complimentary general admission and complimentary admission to all specially ticketed exhibitions. Since November 2017, APS’s contribution has welcomed more than 4,000 members of the military and their families to the Museum. 
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Phoenix Art Museum to offer free admission, special discounts on May 18, 2018 in celebration of International Museum Day

May 08, 2018: In honor of International Museum Day on May 18, Phoenix Art Museum will offer free admission from 10 am – 5 pm, along with discounts and other special perks to highlight the importance of museums in our society. Organized by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 1977, International Museum Day aims to raise awareness of the fact that “museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” 
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Phoenix Art Museum Summer Highlights 2018

May 01, 2018: Got summer plans? Phoenix Art Museum does – and you’re invited! From cool films to fresh exhibitions, slow art to after-hours dancing, this summer’s main event is what’s happening at @phxart, where it’s always a perfect 72 degrees. See you here!
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Phoenix Art Museum presents photographs and video chronicling the experience of being a teen in the United States

April 09, 2018: From May 4 through October 14, 2018 in the Norton Family Photography Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum will present To Be Thirteen: Photographs and Videos by Betsy Schneider, a rich and nuanced portrait of a group of Americans whose lives began at the turn of the millennium and who are now coming of age in a tumultuous social and political climate. This timely exhibition, premiering at a moment in history when teenagers are igniting discourse and commanding the national spotlight with their political activism, showcases photographer Betsy Schneider’s project exploring the experience of being 13 in the United States. In 2012, the Guggenheim-grant recipient traveled across the country to chronicle the lives of 250 13-year-olds through photography and video, and the resulting exhibition includes approximately 20 large photographic prints, a 60-minute film running continuously, and an archive where visitors can view pictures of each of the 13-year-olds, along with some of their statements. The portraits illustrate a heightened tension between the commonalities and differences among the teenagers, demonstrating how distinctly the age of 13 can appear on different people, while highlighting the similarities that every young person experiences as they transition from childhood to adolescence.
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Phoenix Art Museum presents exhibition of work by Arizona-based artists

March 28, 2018: From May 23 through November 4, 2018, Phoenix Art Museum will present an exhibition of Contemporary Forum’s 2017 award and grants recipients. Contemporary Forum, a support group of Phoenix Art Museum, offers two significant opportunities for artist recognition each year: the Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award, which recognizes a mid-career Arizona artist who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to their chosen medium, continuous artistic growth, and consistent artistic production; and the Artists’ Grants, which encourage emerging contemporary artists in Arizona. The upcoming exhibition will feature a mid-career survey of the Scult Award recipient’s work, as well as work by the Artists’ Grants recipients created expressly for this exhibition.
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Phoenix Art Museum and Contemporary Forum announce the highly anticipated, second-annual Art + Architecture Weekend

March 07, 2018: Phoenix Art Museum and Contemporary Forum, a dynamic support group of the Museum, will present the second-annual Contemporary Forum Art + Architecture Weekend from April 13 through April 15, 2018. This event provides an exclusive, insider look at some of the Valley’s most breathtaking custom homes and private art collections. Guests can choose between Gold ($100) and Platinum ($500) ticket levels, each offering access to select home tours, parties, and conversations with Valley connoisseurs. Offering a rare opportunity to step inside custom Valley homes that celebrate the synergy between art and architecture, the Art + Architecture Weekend will showcase homes in Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, with a broad variety of architects and artists represented. 
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Phoenix Art Museum presents largest US museum exhibition of Brazilian artist Valeska Soares’ installations, sculptures, multisensory works

March 02, 2018: Phoenix Art Museum presents Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now, a collaboration with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) and the largest museum exhibition in the United States to date of the contemporary Brazilian artist’s work. From March 24 through July 15, visitors will have the opportunity to see 49 diverse artworks, from installations and sculptures to photography and video, ranging in date from the mid-1990s to the present. This major mid-career survey introduces viewers to distinctive works that deal with themes of love, longing, desire, memory, and time, often incorporating experiential qualities like scent, touch, and even taste. The exhibition also substantiates Soares’ important role in international innovations in installation art. Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now originated as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

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Phoenix Art Museum to present internationally renowned conceptual artist Jim Hodges at inaugural Lenhardt Lecture

February 27, 2018: On April 24, 2018, Phoenix Art Museum will present world-renowned artist Jim Hodges as the inaugural speaker at the Museum’s annual Lenhardt Lecture, a key component of the recently announced David and Dawn Lenhardt Contemporary Art Initiative. Hodges is a conceptual artist whose work has been the subject of exhibitions at museums around the world, including the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN; and the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, in Spain. Known for the materials and varied scale of his work, which ranges from small installations to oversized, multi-ton sculptures, Hodges’ art transforms everyday objects into evocative sites that merge the personal, political, and universal. The Lenhardt Lecture featuring Jim Hodges is open to the public and will begin at 7 pm on April 24 in the Museum’s Whiteman Lecture Hall. Tickets are $10 with sales opening to Museum Members on March 5, 2018 and to the general public on March 7, 2018.
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Phoenix Art Museum welcomes living-legend Hank Aaron to 2018 Luncheon of Legends

February 12, 2018: Phoenix Art Museum will present the 2018 Luncheon of Legends on March 16, 2018, at 11:00 am, featuring a candid conversation between Baseball Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron and Bud Selig, Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball, along with guest emcee, Mike Wilbon of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption. Luncheon of Legends, which has historically celebrated the art of baseball, brings together sports and art enthusiasts for a special afternoon that raises funds for exhibitions and educational programs at Phoenix Art Museum. Aaron, who is considered one of the greatest players in baseball history, along with Selig, who is credited with guiding Major League Baseball to newfound popularity and success, will bring to life their experiences at the top of their prospective fields, with unique insights into what it means to be a leader and a legend. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at tickets.phxart.org. Ticket details follows below. 
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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

February 12, 2018: Phoenix Art Museum announces the acceptance of a major gift from the Papp Family Foundation in honor of Marilyn and L. Roy Papp, who were Museum donors, volunteers, and supporters for many decades. The gift includes 22 significant works of Chinese painting from the Papp collection, one of the most prestigious and respected collections of Chinese paintings in the world. Additionally, the gift includes funding to support the naming of the Marilyn and L. Roy Papp Family Gallery in the Museum’s Art of Asia Wing. This gift is one of the largest and most significant donations to the Museum’s Asian arts collection and will directly benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.
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Phoenix Art Museum acquires painting by early American modernist, Marguerite Zorach

January 25, 2018: Phoenix Art Museum has purchased its first acquisition from the James K. Ballinger American Art and Education Fund, established in honor of director emeritus Jim Ballinger to strengthen the Museum’s collection of American art made before 1950. Deer in the Forest is a painting from 1914 by Marguerite Zorach, who was an early exponent of modernism in the United States. This acquisition represents a significant addition to the Museum’s holdings of American art, which has historically lacked equitable representation of women artists. 
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Phoenix Art Museum presents contemporary video series inspired by conversations around physical and psychological borders

January 02, 2018: The Video Crossings Series is a contemporary video dialogue inspired by the exhibition Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest, showcasing immersive video installations that represent contemporary conversations around physical and psychological borders between countries and cultures.
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Phoenix Art Museum and Contemporary Forum present art auction to benefit Museum exhibitions, educational programs

December 15, 2017: On Saturday, January 27, Phoenix Art Museum will host Contemporary Forum’s annual art auction event. This year’s auction, entitled Going Once!, will take place beginning at 6 pm in the Museum’s Cummings Great Hall. The event is Contemporary Forum’s principal annual fundraiser, and all proceeds from the auction provide funding for Museum’s contemporary art collection, for modern and contemporary exhibitions, and educational programs. The auction will feature nationally and locally recognized artists, including Shelia Pepe, Kehinde Wiley, Eric Fischl, and others.
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Phoenix Art Museum announces Request for Proposals for Museum website

December 12, 2017: Phoenix Art Museum Website Redesign & Development Request for Proposal
Post Date: December 12, 2017
This Request for Proposal (RFP) is for design and development services for a new website for Phoenix Art Museum. This will be a
concept-to-completion production with potential on-going support.
See full detals in attched RFP. 
 
RFP & Project Timeline Details
• RFP Posted: December 12, 2017
• Letter of Intent Due: December 20, 2017
• Proposal Due: December 29, 2017
• Finalists Selected & Contacted: No later than January 10, 2018
• Finalist Presentations: Week of January 29, 2018
• Awardee Selected & Contacted: Week of February 5, 2018
• New Website Launch Target Date: January 2019, with possible beta testing beginning in late 2018
 
Please send letters of intent to submit a proposal and any questions to webmaster@phxart.org, no later than 4:00 PM (MST) on
December 20, 2017.
Final proposals should be electronically submitted to webmaster@phxart.org, no later than 4:00 PM (MST) on December 29, 2017.

 

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Phoenix Art Museum presents 3-D-printed couture from 15 collections created by acclaimed fashion designer Iris van Herpen

December 12, 2017: PHOENIX (December 12, 2017) – Beginning on February 24, Phoenix Art Museum will host the exhibition, Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, celebrating the career of the Dutch fashion designer. Renowned for her use of 3-D printing, van Herpen is widely considered one of contemporary fashion’s most progressive creators, and is a favored designer of style icons, including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Björk, Cara Delevingne, and others. The exhibition, Transforming Fashion, is the result of a collaboration between the Groninger Museum (the Netherlands) and the High Museum of Art (Atlanta, Georgia) and will feature 45 ensembles from 15 collections spanning 2008 to 2015, a selection of van Herpen’s fantastical shoe designs, and footage from runway shows. Phoenix Art Museum is the western-most and final U.S. destination to host this acclaimed exhibition, which will be on view in Steele Gallery from February 24 through May 13, 2018.
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Phoenix Art Museum receives diversity grant from Ford and Walton Family foundations to foster leadership

December 11, 2017: Phoenix Art Museum has been named one of 20 museums throughout the United States to receive funding from the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI), a partnership between the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation to support efforts to diversify leadership staff in art museums. On November 28, the two foundations officially pledged a combined $6 million over three years to support innovative strategies and programs at the various museums, with the goals of advancing diversity in the museum sector, hiring professionals from under-represented populations, and offering fellowships, mentorships, and other career development options for diverse professionals. The funds awarded to Phoenix Art Museum will expand the Museum’s Teen Art Council initiative, paid internships for undergraduate and graduate students, and curatorial fellowships focused on Latino/a art. 
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Phoenix Art Museum Advance Exhibition Schedule

December 07, 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 during the 2017-2018 season. Please note: Exhibition titles and dates may be subject to change.
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Phoenix Art Museum announces significant investment in contemporary art through David and Dawn Lenhardt Contemporary Art Initiative

November 30, 2017: PHOENIX (December 1, 2017) – Phoenix Art Museum announces the establishment of the David and Dawn Lenhardt Contemporary Art Initiative, representing a significant and comprehensive investment in the growth and visibility of contemporary art collecting, education and exhibition at the Museum. Through a significant gift, the Lenhardt Contemporary Art Initiative seeks to elevate the Museum’s commitment to contemporary art through multiple programs, namely the annual Lenhardt Lecture, the Lenhardt Emerging Artist Acquisition Fund, the Lenhardt Collection loan program, and a future named gallery space. The Lenhardt Contemporary Art Initiative is the first of its kind in the Museum’s nearly 60-year history, and represents a significant commitment to the elevation of Phoenix as a promising cultural player on a national scale.
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Phoenix Art Museum brings acclaimed New York-based designer, Amy Lau, to Independent Woman Luncheon on January 30, 2018

November 28, 2017:

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. 

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Phoenix Art Museum partners with Jewish Family & Children’s Service to host food drive on First Friday

November 28, 2017: On December 1st, Phoenix Art Museum will partner with Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) to host a special “Light the Night” First Friday event, in support of JFCS’s affiliate program, Just 3 Things, benefiting teens transitioning out of the foster-care system. Each visitor that donates three non-perishable food or other items will receive free admission that evening to the Museum’s special exhibition, Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo.
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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

November 16, 2017: Phoenix Art Museum will participate in this year’s CitySkate at CityScape Phoenix, the beloved annual event that brings a temporary ice-skating rink to downtown Phoenix. Beginning on November 24, the Museum will take over a retail space in the CityScape complex to host special art installations, performances, and a pop-up shop by The Museum Store during the annual ice-skating event. The space, called PhxArt Project: CityScape, will feature original work by visual artist Saskia Jordá, as well as activities and performances by local artists including SentiDos Dance, Oh My Ears, and Liliana Gomez. PhxArt Project: CityScape will also present a large-scale outdoor installation by artist Melissa Martinez. Entrance is free, and visitors will be able to access the space most days from November 24 through January 7 (see full daily schedule at phxart.org/project).
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Phoenix Art Museum announces PhxArt Project: CityScape, a new partnership with CitySkate to present special installations and more at CityScape complex in downtown Phoenix

November 13, 2017: Phoenix Art Museum will participate in this year’s CitySkate at CityScape, the beloved annual event that brings a temporary ice-skating rink to downtown Phoenix. Beginning on November 24, the Museum will take over a retail space in the CityScape complex to host special art installations, performances, and a pop-up shop by The Museum Store during the annual ice-skating event. The space, called PhxArt Project: CityScape, will feature original work by visual artist Saskia Jordá, as well as activities and performances by local artists including SentiDos Dance, Oh My Ears, and Liliana Gomez. PhxArt Project: CityScape will also present a large-scale outdoor installation by artist Melissa Martinez. Entrance is free, and visitors will be able to access the space most days from November 24 through January 7 (see full daily schedule at phxart.org/project).
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Phoenix Art Museum explores the 100-year anniversary of World War I in upcoming Sikh exhibition

November 10, 2017: To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Phoenix Art Museum will present a new exhibition that explores the role of Sikh soldiers in the conflict, entitled Warriors in World War I: Sikh Art and Heritage. Following the inaugural Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage exhibition, Warriors in World War I will take place in the recently dedicated Kaur and Singh Sikh Art Gallery and continue the theme of presenting artwork and objects that explore themes of Sikh history and visual culture. The exhibition will feature photographs, drawings, and relics of war that document the significant presence of Sikh soldiers in the British Indian Army.
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Phoenix Art Museum kicks off the holiday season with special discounts, giveaways and ways to give back, from Black Friday through Giving Tuesday

November 09, 2017:
From Black Friday to Giving Tuesday, Phoenix Art Museum presents FIVE DAYS of special offers, giveaways, and discounts for new visitors and Members alike. There’s a special offer for every type of shopper; whether you like to shop online, inside The Museum Store, or while you’re waiting in line to ice skate at CitySkate, Phoenix Art Museum has you covered.
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Phoenix Art Museum brings the life, sounds and color of Brazil to Hot Night gala supporting art and arts education

October 17, 2017:

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.

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Phoenix Art Museum hosts the ninth-annual PhotoBid exhibition and auction

October 05, 2017: On November 16, Phoenix Art Museum will host the 2017 INFOCUS PhotoBid Gala Art Auction. Now in its ninth year, PhotoBid is a live auction and fundraising event that benefits exhibitions and educational programming at the Museum. Sponsored by INFOCUS, the Museum’s photography support group, the auction will be held from 6 – 9 pm, inviting collectors of any experience level to bid on signed, limited-edition photographic prints donated by acclaimed photographers from Arizona and the United States, as well as a selection of photography books. The featured works will also be on view for three weeks prior to the event, from October 21 to November 15, in the Museum’s Norton Photography Gallery.
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Phoenix Art Museum brings fiber artist Sheila Pepe to Museum for one-night-only exhibition preview

September 27, 2017: Phoenix Art Museum will be open late on October 12 for a special after-hours event, featuring an exhibition preview and the opportunity to meet the artist behind the Museum’s upcoming mid-career retrospective in person. From 6-8 pm on October 12, After Hours: Hot Mess Formalism gives Museum visitors the opportunity to preview the upcoming exhibition, Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism, two days before it opens to the public. The artist, Sheila Pepe, will be in attendance. 
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Phoenix Art Museum explores the mid-century revolution and evolution of photography

September 21, 2017: Beginning December 2, Phoenix Art Museum will present an exploration of the photographic revolution that began during the second half of the 20th century. The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print spans the period from 1960 through the early 2000s and highlights the influence of artists as diverse as Robert Heinecken, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, James Turrell, and Tacita Dean who began to integrate photography with text and the graphic arts. This explosion of photographic printing was a crucial factor in the transformation that took place in the art world during this time, from the democratization of the artistic economy to the conceptual shift toward cross-disciplinary forms of art. Organized by Phoenix Art Museum in collaboration with its longtime partner, the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography, The Logic of the Copy will be on view from December 2, 2017 through April 22, 2018 in the Museum’s Norton Photography Family Gallery.
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Phoenix Art Museum goes GLOBAL for September Discount Tire Free Family Weekend!

September 06, 2017: The Museum will offer free general admission, hands-on activities, and interactive dance and musical performances on September 9 and 10
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Phoenix Art Museum Fall Film Programs

September 06, 2017: This fall, the world comes to your Museum through film. Join us for cinematic visions of Brazil and Tibet, theatrical performances from London and Moscow, and a series of international shorts from around the world.
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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

September 05, 2017:

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. 

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Phoenix Art Museum presents photographic series of Tibet by acclaimed photojournalist

August 16, 2017: Beginning September 23, Phoenix Art Museum will present a unique photographic series from Pulitzer-Prize-winning photojournalist Marissa Roth. Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet Roth’s self-described love letter to Tibet, evoking a highly personal, poetic depiction of the artist’s travels in 2007 and 2010. Featuring scenes of nature, art, and Buddhist practice and devotion, the exhibition captures Roth’s impressions of Tibet. Museum visitors will be able to experience the series’ 72 images in their original sequence from September 23, 2017 through February 18, 2018.
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Phoenix Art Museum presents rarely- and never-before-seen lithographs by Alexander Calder

August 15, 2017: PHOENIX (August 15, 2017) – Beginning on September 9, Phoenix Art Museum will present a selection of rare prints by celebrated American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976). Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color will feature approximately 20 lithographs from the Museum’s permanent collection, many of which have never been exhibited to the general public. Although the artist is widely recognized for his mobiles (a term coined by Marcel Duchamp), An Outburst of Color is the second exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum dedicated exclusively to the artist’s prints. Largely produced during the 1960s and 1970s, the featured lithographs examine the ways in which Calder adapted his lifelong exploration of movement, space, and color to a two-dimensional medium in the later years of his career. The exhibition will be on view through April 1, 2018.
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Phoenix Art Museum presents first mid-career survey of contemporary artist Sheila Pepe

August 11, 2017: PHOENIX (August 11, 2017) – Beginning October 14, Phoenix Art Museum will present the first mid-career survey of Sheila Pepe, an under-recognized, interdisciplinary artist best known for her immersive crocheted structures. Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism is composed of more than 70 works, including the premiere of a three-story, site-specific work created exclusively for Phoenix Art Museum. From October 14, 2017 through January 28, 2018, Museum visitors will be able to experience the spontaneity in Pepe’s immersive structures, sculptural assemblages, and other works in the broadest examination to date of an artist who poses a formidable challenge to conventions of museum display, identity, and craft. 
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Phoenix Art Museum announces PetSmart support for free-access hours during First Fridays

July 15, 2017:  Phoenix Art Museum announces PetSmart as a supporting sponsor of the Museum’s free-access hours during First Fridays through June 2018. Building on a 10-year history of supporting the Museum, PetSmart will generously sponsor First Fridays, a popular monthly event that offers free general admission from 6 pm to 10 pm on the first Friday of every month and often features special performances, activities, and more. PetSmart’s sponsorship will be highlighted on five First Friday dates to be determined, allowing Museum guests to interact with PetSmart representatives and enjoy special activities provided by the Phoenix-based retailer.
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Phoenix Art Museum presents first U.S. exhibition of São Paulo Museum of Modern Art’s landmark collection of Brazilian contemporary art

July 12, 2017: PHOENIX (July 12, 2017) – Coming September 1 to Phoenix Art Museum, Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo presents a rare panorama of the most innovative art produced in Brazil from the 1990s to the 2010s. The first exhibition in the United States devoted to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo (MAM-SP), it is also the first exhibition of contemporary Brazilian art in the Southwest. Open to the public beginning on First Friday, September 1, through December 31, Past/Future/Present will feature 70 artworks created by 59 artists in diverse media, including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video, and performance.
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Phoenix Art Museum presents A Tribute to James Galanos, legendary American couturier

July 12, 2017: PHOENIX (July 12, 2017) – Phoenix Art Museum will present A Tribute to James Galanos, a retrospective dedicated to the iconic American fashion designer known for the elegant craftsmanship and luxurious materials that characterized his work. Featuring more than 40 couture-quality, ready-to-wear ensembles and accessories, the exhibition will illuminate the designer’s influence and legacy with objects from the 1950s through the 1990s. A Tribute to James Galanos will open August 19 in the Ellman Fashion Gallery, and remain on view through January 7, 2018.
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Phoenix Art Museum examines artistic ties between Mexico and the American Southwest

July 10, 2017: PHOENIX (July 10, 2017) – Now on view in Phoenix Art Museum’s Marshall and Hendler Galleries, Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest represents a cultural conversation between Mexico and the United States. The exhibition juxtaposes Mexican and American works, all created between 1916 and 1950 and drawn from internal collections, to examine shared histories on both sides of the border. Featured works include paintings by Paul Pletka, Diego Rivera, Georgia O’Keefe, and Alfredo Ramos Martínez. The lens of focus includes themes of women artists, landscape, indigenous subjects, and portraits.
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Temporary closure of Phoenix Art Museum galleries inspires fresh look at collection of American and Mexican art

June 29, 2017: Through next spring, Phoenix Art Museum’s North Wing will be partially closed to accommodate repairs and improvements to the infrastructure of the building. In order to facilitate vital updates to fire-prevention systems, the Museum will temporarily close approximately half of its North Wing galleries, throughout the duration of the construction, which concludes fall 2018. The closure also provided the Museum’s curatorial team with a rare opportunity to re-imagine its exhibition spaces, and will result in a new exhibition featuring art of Mexico and the American Southwest. 
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Phoenix Art Museum Advance Exhibition Schedule as of July 1, 2017

June 28, 2017: PHOENIX (July 1, 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.
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Phoenix Art Museum Summer 2017 Happenings: Exhibition and Event Highlights, Holiday Hours, New Membership Opportunities, and More

June 28, 2017: PHOENIX (June 28, 2017) – At Phoenix Art Museum, the hottest time of year means slow art, cold drinks, and fresh, exciting exhibitions. From summer lunch specials to family-friendly parties, and traveling exhibitions to treasures from our collection, make a date with your Museum to make this your sunniest summer yet.
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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

May 05, 2017:

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.

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Phoenix Art Museum shines new light on beloved painter and Museum founder Philip C. Curtis

April 12, 2017: PHOENIX (April 12, 2017) – Beginning on April 29, Phoenix Art Museum visitors will have a chance to see a Museum favorite through a new lens. The upcoming exhibition Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism will explore the story of one of Arizona’s most historically-significant artists from a fresh point of view, placing the beloved painter’s works within the context of the Great Depression decade of the mid-1930s through World War II. The exhibition highlights the work of Philip C. Curtis not only as a painter, but also as a museum administrator and arts advocate. His career exemplified the success of federal programs that fostered unprecedented artistic creativity across the country, and his efforts would ultimately change the course of Phoenix’s artistic legacy and institutions for many years to come.
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Phoenix Art Museum presents Longer Ways to Go, a photographic portrait of Route 66 and iconic American highways

April 11, 2017:
PHOENIX (April 11, 2017) – Coming to Phoenix Art Museum on April 15, 2017, Longer Ways to Go explores the symbiotic relationship between photography and the folklore of the American highway, including the emblematic Route 66. The exhibition is the most recent collaboration between the Museum and the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography (CCP), and includes more than 80 works from the CCP’s collection, along with a selection of digital, modern-day street views of selected places featured in the exhibition. Longer Ways juxtaposes photographs from different eras, exploring themes related to travel, ideals of small-town life, the national heritage of westward expansion and personal freedom. The exhibition will be on view in the Norton Family Photography Gallery through October 15, 2017.
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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

April 07, 2017: PHOENIX (April 7, 2017) – On Saturday, April 22, Phoenix Art Museum will hold a private ceremony to commemorate the official naming of a gallery space that will be dedicated to exhibiting Sikh art. Amada Cruz, the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum, and the Board of Trustees will present the naming of the Dr. Darshan Singh and Ajit Kaur Khanuja and Mr. Jaswant Singh and Mohinder Kaur Sikh Art Gallery, made possible through a generous gift from Dr. Parvinderjit Singh Khanuja. This gallery space will be the second exhibit space in the United States to focus exclusively on displaying Sikh art.
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Phoenix Art Museum and Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center Partner to Present Nazi-Looted Art Expert in Community Event

April 03, 2017: PHOENIX (April 3, 2017) – Phoenix Art Museum and Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center (VOSJCC) have partnered to present a community presentation by David Lewis, co-founder of the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, and founder of the internationally-renowned Schorr Collection, one of the most important collections of Old Master and 19th-century European paintings in the United Kingdom. The event, which will be hosted at the VOSJCC on April 26, beginning at 7:30 pm, will also feature remarks by Hannah Lewis, a Holocaust survivor and co-founder of the Schorr Collection. Mr. Lewis will speak on his work in identifying, locating and restoring looted works of art to families, as well as Mrs. Lewis’ personal experiences as a survivor, and their unique perspectives on the UK’s Jewish community in 2017. Tickets to the community lecture and discussion are offered at $10 to the general public, and $5 for members of Phoenix Art Museum or VOSJCC.
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Phoenix Art Museum exhibits treasured works by European masters from renowned international collection

March 27, 2017: PHOENIX (March 27, 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.
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Phoenix Art Museum presents first-ever College Night

March 22, 2017: PHOENIX (March 22, 2017) – On Wednesday, March 29, Phoenix Art Museum presents College Night, the first-ever Museum event aimed specifically at college and university students. In addition to receiving free general admission as part of the Museum’s normal free-access schedule, students will be able to spend an evening alongside their peers enjoying music, food, and discounts to specially-ticketed exhibitions.
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Phoenix Art Museum showcases rare Sikh objects from Arizona collection for the first time

March 22, 2017: PHOENIX (March 22, 2017) – Beginning April 15, Phoenix Art Museum will showcase a broad range of objects related to Sikh religion and history in an exhibition entitled Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage. From portraiture and photographs to implements of war, the exhibition draws exclusively on featured items from the Khanuja Family Collection, a local Arizona family. This is the first time the Khanuja Collection has loaned works to the Museum.
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Phoenix Art Museum exhibits treasured works by European masters from renowned international collection

March 21, 2017:

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.

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Phoenix Art Museum Exhibition & Event Highlights through April 30

March 21, 2017: PHOENIX (March 21, 2017) – April is a month to see, watch, listen, and learn at Phoenix Art Museum. From internationally-renowned art collectors to a local, intermedia art collective, the Museum celebrates a range of perspectives from artists and art lovers alike. Please note: Exhibition titles and dates may be subject to change. 
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Phoenix Art Museum and storyteller Rachel Egboro present second installment of The Whole Story

March 15, 2017: PHOENIX (March 15, 2017) – On First Friday, May 5, 2017, Phoenix Art Museum will present The Whole Story: Part 2, the second installment of a storytelling series that seeks to broaden perspectives with personal stories that honor the black experience in Arizona.. The Whole Story is a live, quarterly show that premiered in January 2017 at Phoenix Art Museum, and will continue to take place at the Museum for parts 2, 3, and 4 in 2017. Through stories about personal experiences, The Whole Story seeks to bring greater depth and breadth to our understanding of one another and the issues we face surrounding identity and connection, exploring both themes particular to the black community as well as more universal experiences told from a black perspective.
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Phoenix Art Museum celebrates the art of sports in upcoming exhibition

March 08, 2017: PHOENIX (March 8, 2017) – Beginning on March 17, Phoenix Art Museum will present Good Sport, an exhibition in honor of the Museum’s much-anticipated Luncheon of Champions. Highlighting treasures from the Museum’s collection by artists such as Alexander Calder, George Wesley Bellows, and Jean-Léon Gérôme, Good Sport pays homage to the celebrated rites and rituals of athletic pursuits and their depiction in works of art throughout the ages.
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Phoenix Art Museum presents a unique lecture from artist Dario Robleto, who questions the boundaries between science and art

March 08, 2017: PHOENIX (March 8, 2017) – On March 15, at 6:30 pm Phoenix Art Museum will present a unique evening – part storytelling, part performance, part sound-scape – featuring transdisciplinary artist Dario Robleto. Robleto, a Houston-based artist, storyteller, and self-described “citizen-scientist,” comes to the Museum as part of the Contemporary Forum Lecture Series. Entitled The Pulse Armed with a Pen: An Unknown History of the Human Heartbeat, Robleto’s intermedia performance promises an intertwining of artistic methods and scientific perspective. 
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Phoenix Art Museum's Teen Art Council hosts free, teens-only event featuring food, live music, and art activities

March 07, 2017: PHOENIX (March 7, 2017) – On March 10, Phoenix Art Museum will present Teen Night, the first event hosted by the inaugural Teen Art Council. Teen Night is a free, teens-only event set to take place on Friday, March 10 from 6 – 10 pm at the Museum. Featuring food, live music performed by local teen bands, hand-on art activities, and a fashion show, the Council’s first event kicks off with the theme “Art Through the Ages” in celebration of all different forms and styles of art.
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Phoenix Art Museum Exhibition & Event Highlights through March 31

March 01, 2017: PHOENIX (March 1, 2017) – During the month of March, Phoenix Art Museum offerings range from exhibition openings and free access days to culinary festivals and film viewings. Please note: Exhibition titles and dates may be subject to change.
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Phoenix Art Museum features ESPN’s Wilbon and Cubs’ Epstein at Luncheon of Champions

February 22, 2017:
PHOENIX (February 21, 2017) – Phoenix Art Museum will present the fourth-annual Luncheon of Champions on March 24, 2017, at 11:30 am, featuring a candid conversation between legendary sports-journalist Mike Wilbon, host of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, and Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. The annual luncheon, which has historically celebrated the art of baseball, joins sports and art
enthusiasts for an afternoon that benefits exhibitions and educational programming at Phoenix Art Museum. The two sports history-makers will bring to life their experiences at the top of their respective fields, with unique insights into what it means to be a champion.
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INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award Call For Entry

January 31, 2017:

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.

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Phoenix Art Museum showcases The Propeller Group’s broadened boundaries of fine art with their blend of popular media and conceptual art

January 24, 2017:

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. 

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Phoenix Art Museum Advance Exhibition Schedule as of January 18, 2017

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.

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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

January 18, 2017: PHOENIX (January 18, 2017) – Beginning March 1, 2017, Phoenix Art Museum will present Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, a traveling exhibition taking visitors on a journey back in time to discover the history, culture, and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors. The exhibition, organized by The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection in Dallas, features more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets and masks, weapons, horse tack, and other battle gear. It is the largest and most comprehensive collection of its kind outside of Japan.
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Contemporary Forum of Phoenix Art Museum presents the first-annual Art + Architecture Weekend 2017

January 04, 2017: PHOENIX (January 4, 2017) – Contemporary Forum, a support group of the Phoenix Art Museum, is pleased to announce their new annual fundraiser: the Contemporary Forum Art + Architecture Weekend. The first annual Art + Architecture Weekend will take place February 24-26, 2017, at several locations across the Valley. Participants will be invited to visit area homes with outstanding architectural components and contemporary art collections, as well as enjoy lectures by top Phoenician architects, a twilight tour of Taliesin West, and parties throughout the Valley.
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Phoenix Art Museum, Diane and Bruce Halle, and Discount Tire present Free Family Weekend in 2017

December 19, 2016: PHOENIX (December 19, 2016) – Beginning in 2017, Phoenix Art Museum will present an additional free-access day to its calendar each month, transforming Discount Tire Free Family Sunday to Discount Tire Free Family Weekend. Due to a new and generous grant provided by Diane and Bruce Halle and Discount Tire , a national tire and wheel retailer headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum will now open one weekend per month (generally encompassing the second Sunday of the month) free to all visitors. The Discount Tire Free Family Weekend will still feature a variety of special hands-on, educational programming and collaborations with local artists and partner organizations designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. The first Discount Tire Free Family Weekend will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, January 8, 2017, from noon until 5 pm.
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Phoenix Art Museum and INFOCUS present juried exhibition of photography books in December

November 15, 2016: PHOENIX (November 15, 2016) – Phoenix Art Museum will present the second triennial INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks, in partnership with INFOCUS, a support group that raises funds to benefit photography exhibitions and educational programming at the Museum. The exhibition, opening December 2 and on view through April 9, 2017, reveals a fascinating mix of technological and creative innovation in contemporary photographic practice. Featuring over one hundred self-published photobooks of artists from the US, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Chile, Japan, Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Spain, Photobooks explores the ways some artists, curators, and museums are choosing to interact with new technologies in photography. With a commitment to producing a deeply personal, engaging art experience, visitors are invited to handle the art of this exhibition; the photobooks will be displayed in a gallery space modeled after the comfortable, familiarity of a neighborhood bookstore, to encourage visitors to settle in and take their time paging through the selected books.
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Phoenix Art Museum features HGTV’s Sarah Richardson at 2017 Independent Woman Luncheon, February 7, 2017

November 14, 2016:
PHOENIX (November 14, 2016) – Phoenix Art Museum is delighted to welcome design authority and beloved TV personality Sarah Richardson as the upcoming Independent Woman Luncheon’s keynote speaker. The lunch will take place on February 7, 2017 at noon in the Museum’s Cummings Great Hall.
Now in its seventh year, the Independent Woman Luncheon has become one of the Valley’s most beautiful and beloved philanthropic events. The luncheon 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 event continues its tradition of honoring a high-profile designer as the keynote speaker, welcoming Sarah Richardson to the Museum on February 7.
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Phoenix Art Museum exhibits the “Emphatics” Fashion Archive with rare designs by Thierry Mugler, Alaïa, Jean Paul Gaultier & Issey Miyake

September 22, 2016:
PHOENIX (September 20, 2016) – Earlier this year, Phoenix Art Museum announced that its fashion design department had
acquired the entire, intact archive of visionary U.S. retailers James and Karin Legato. Selected works from more than 400 pieces of clothing and accessories by Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Thierry Mugler, John Galliano, Romeo Gigli, Christian Lacroix, Alaïa, Claude Montana and Jean Paul Gaultier, among others, will be exhibited for the first time in the Steele Gallery from November 6, 2016 to January 16, 2017.
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Phoenix Art Museum presents rare overview of Argentine artist Horacio Zabala’s work

September 13, 2016: PHOENIX (September 13, 2016) – Beginning October 19, 2016, Phoenix Art Museum presents the exhibition Horacio Zabala: Mapping the Monochrome, the first expansive overview of this artist’s work at a major U.S. museum. Featuring original scholarship by Lampe Curator of Latin American Art, Dr. Vanessa Davidson, the exhibition includes nearly 40 artworks from the 1970s to today. Horacio Zabala was one of the most important conceptual artists to emerge in Buenos Aires during the latter part of the 20th century, and is still a revolutionary today. The artist will make a rare, exclusive U.S. appearance to execute two site-specific works at the Museum and also to lead a tour of the exhibition in Harnett Gallery on opening night at 7 pm. This public tour is free and open to all, but tickets are required due to limited space and may be reserved online.
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Phoenix Art Museum explores the vibrancy of youth, power and potential in upcoming Kehinde Wiley mid-career retrospective

September 08, 2016: PHOENIX (September 8, 2016) – Phoenix Art Museum will explore themes of youth, power and potential through portraiture and contemporary representation in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, a comprehensive mid-career retrospective of Wiley, one of the most iconic painters to emerge from New York in the last fifty years. A New Republic, which originates from Brooklyn Museum and opens in Phoenix on October 7, 2016, will feature nearly 60 paintings, sculptures, videos, and stained glass windows, and explores the remarkable span of the artist’s nearly 15-year career, including his signature large-scale paintings that depict young, contemporary, multicultural men and women in the context of classical European portraiture traditions. Wiley will be present for the opening of the exhibition on First Friday, October 7, beginning at 6 pm, and will be available in the gallery to meet and interact with the greater community
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Phoenix Art Museum names Dr. Betsy Fahlman adjunct curator of American Art

September 07, 2016: PHOENIX (September 7, 2016) – Phoenix Art Museum announces the appointment of Dr. Betsy Fahlman, PhD, to the role of adjunct curator of American art. Dr. Fahlman will officially begin her role overseeing the care and scholarship of the Museum’s historical American art collection in the fall of 2016 and will divide her time between Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, where she has served as a professor of art history for more than 28 years.
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Phoenix Art Museum Advance Exhibition Schedule: Current and Upcoming Exhibitions as of July 19, 2016

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.

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Phoenix Art Museum presents global portrait of water in new photography exhibition

June 09, 2016: PHOENIX (June 9, 2016) – Beginning July 1, Phoenix Art Museum will present Edward Burtynsky: WATER, an epic and ambitious photographic survey of the increasingly fragmented lifecycle of water around the world. Blending fine art photography with a message of social consciousness, WATER features 40 large-scale color prints of Burtynsky’s (Canada, b. 1955) aerial images that trace the various roles that water plays in modern life—as a source of healthy ecosystems and energy, as a key element in cultural and religious rituals, and as a rapidly depleting resource. Sometimes elegant, sometimes haunting, the exhibition forms a compelling global portrait of water that functions as an open-ended question about sustainability and humanity’s relationship with the natural world. It will be on view through September 18 in the Museum’s Steele Gallery.
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Here and Abroad: Photographs by David Taylor explores change along US-Mexico border

May 24, 2016:

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.

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Museum Summertime Mini Membership aims to keep Phoenix cool, all summer long

May 24, 2016:

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. 

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Everyone is a Member on International Museum Day at Phoenix Art Museum!

May 06, 2016:

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!

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Phoenix Rising tells the story of passion for art and commitment to community

April 15, 2016:

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. 

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Phoenix Art Museum Receives $2 Million Endowment Benefiting Fashion Design

April 04, 2016: Phoenix Art Museum announced this weekend that it has received a $2 million endowment from Jacquie Dorrance, longtime Museum patron and member of Phoenix Art Museum’s Board of Trustees. One of the largest gifts the Museum has received in recent years, the endowment commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Arizona Costume Institute and the 16-year tenure of Dennita Sewell, curator of fashion design.  It will provide a permanent funding source for the curator of fashion design position which will be named the Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design. 
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Phoenix Art Museum celebrates 50 years of fashion with a comprehensive exhibition of its permanent collection

March 28, 2016:

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.  

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Phoenix Art Museum to exhibit world-famous baseball card collection

February 23, 2016: Phoenix Art Museum will feature a specially-ticketed limited-engagement exhibition of some of the rarest and most important baseball cards in the history of the sport beginning March 9 through April 24. Drawn from the Diamondbacks Collection, carefully and painstakingly amassed by Ken Kendrick, longtime collector and managing general partner of the Arizona Diamondbacks, The Ultimate Collection: Iconic Baseball Cards from the Diamondbacks Collection features 16 of the top 20 rated sports trading cards in the entire world, along with an additional 25 highly-valued and prized baseball trading cards. The exhibition will include baseball’s rarest and most famous collectible: a T206 Honus Wagner trading card, once owned by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. 
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Phoenix Art Museum features Fritz Scholder in groundbreaking retrospective

February 01, 2016: Opening February 27 at Phoenix Art Museum, Super Indian: Fritz Scholder 1967-1980 is a groundbreaking exhibition of more than 40 rarely seen, monumental paintings and lithographs by the renowned 20th-century artist, who died in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2005. Super Indian is the first exhibition to explore how Scholder blended figurative and pop art influences to create colorful, compelling and revolutionary images. It will be on view February 27 through June 5, 2016 in the Katz Wing for Modern and Contemporary Art.
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Phoenix Art Museum Names New Deputy Director, Advancement

January 05, 2016: Phoenix Art Museum announced today that Kirsten Peterson Johansen, will join Phoenix Art Museum as its Deputy Director, Advancement, following the completion of an extensive national search led by Arts Consulting Group, Inc. Ms. Peterson Johansen will officially begin her role with the Museum on January 14, 2016.
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Rare Michelangelo Drawings Come to Phoenix Art Museum in January 2016

December 21, 2015: Phoenix Art Museum will be the site of the first exhibition in Arizona of artwork by Italian Renaissance master Michelangelo beginning January 17, through March 27. The exhibition, Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti, features 26 rare and delicate sketches and drawings, the majority of which are rarely permitted to be displayed outside of Italy. The exhibition will be on view in low light to protect the fragile works in the Museum’s Harnett Gallery. 
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Phoenix Art Museum and Discount Tire Present Free Family Sundays in 2016

November 10, 2015: Beginning in 2016, Phoenix Art Museum will present monthly Discount Tire Free Family Sundays on the second Sunday of each month. Due to a generous grant provided by Discount Tire Company, a tire and wheel retailer headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum will open on the second Sunday of each month, free to all visitors. The Discount Tire Free Family Sundays will also include a variety of special hands-on, educational programming designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. The first Free Family Sunday will be held on January 9, 2016, from noon until 5 pm.
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Largest exhibition of Gianfranco Ferré exclusively on view in U.S. at Phoenix Art Museum

October 20, 2015:

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.  

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Phoenix Art Museum presents works by renowned, controversial Ai Weiwei

September 25, 2015:

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.

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Phoenix Art Museum Names Gilbert Vicario As Chief Curator

August 19, 2015:

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.

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Phoenix Art Museum Hires New Education Director

July 24, 2015: Phoenix Art Museum is pleased to announce that Kaela Hoskings will be joining the institution as its new Gerry Grout Education Director and will assume her new responsibilities at the Museum on August 17, 2015.  
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American Modernism Coming to Phoenix Art Museum

May 13, 2015: From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection will open at Phoenix Art Museum on June 7, 2015.
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Phoenix Art Museum Receives $2.5 Million Gift

March 19, 2015: The Phoenix Art Museum Board is excited to announce a $2.5M gift from Suzanne and Bud Selig to be used toward the funding of a Chief Curator, a position that is transformational for a museum of its size. This significant contribution is one of the largest gifts Phoenix Art Museum has received in recent years.
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Andy Warhol: Portraits Exhibition Coming to Phoenix Art Museum

February 03, 2015: Nearly 200 of Warhol’s screen prints, paintings and drawings from the 1940s to the 1980s illustrate his lifelong fascination with celebrity culture.
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Works by Leonardo da Vinci Will Be On Display in Arizona for the First Time Through New Phoenix Art Museum Exhibition

January 12, 2015: Shown alongside Leonardo’s Codex Leicester will be 31 works by acclaimed artists who demonstrate his practices of observation 
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Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation Makes Its First Stop at Phoenix Art Museum

December 03, 2014: Shown alongside Leonardo’s manuscript will be artworks by artists who shared aspects of his practices 
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Amada Cruz Named New Museum Director

November 17, 2014:

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.

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The West Select: A Western Art Invitation Sale and Exhibition Returns to Phoenix Art Museum for Fourth Consecutive Year

October 16, 2014: PHOENIX (October 16, 2014)The West Select: A Western Art Invitational Sale and Exhibition is an annual celebration at Phoenix Art Museum that brings together collectors, fans, and leading artists of the American West.
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Fashioned in America Salutes American Talent and the Revival of Fashion Design and Manufacturing in the U.S.

October 11, 2014: PHOENIX (October 8, 2014) — Fashioned in America will be at Phoenix Art Museum from October 11, 2014 to March 15, 2015.
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Larger Than Life Don Coen: The Migrant Series Exhibition Makes Its First Stop at Phoenix Art Museum

October 09, 2014: PHOENIX (October 9, 2014) — Don Coen: The Migrant Series was organized by Phoenix Art Museum and opens there on October 18, 2014.
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First U.S. Exhibition Covering Brazilian Paulo Bruscky’s Career Comes to Phoenix Art Museum

September 03, 2014: Paulo Bruscky: Art Is Our Last Hope will be at Phoenix Art Museum from September 6 to December 28, 2014.
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Historias japoneses contadas con máscaras salvajes y reproducciones intrincadas

July 02, 2014: La exhibición de máscaras Quiet Rage, Gentle Wail: Prints and Masks of Japanese Noh Theatre está abierta al público en el Phoenix Art Museum hasta el 16 de noviembre.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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 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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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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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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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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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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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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