Museum support group Contemporary Forum (CF) will be hosting a private tour of the studio of artist Falah Saeedi, near Glendale Avenue and 10th Street.
$18 Adults / $15 Seniors 65+ / $13 Students w/ID / $9 Youth 6-17 / Free for youth under 6 and Museum Members
Our groundbreaking exhibitions, here only for a limited time, will fascinate, entertain, and educate. From the four corners of the world, from ancient to modern, from masters to rising stars, see what we have on display now.
During voluntary donation times every Wednesday 3pm-9pm, every First Friday 6pm-10pm, every Second Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm.
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Every photographer waits for that magical moment when a magazine or a gallery says-- "We'd like to show five of your photographs." It's often at that point that the photographer recognizes the importance of editing.
This two-day workshop is about editing and how to find the narrative in your work. Editing is the process by which we give meaning to our work, and the participants will learn how to recognize their own signature in their photographs, and how to sequence and lay them out to achieve a finished product, whether book, exhibit, or film.
All sessions FREE and open to all.
Join us as we use art and guided meditation to connect to the moment and create a deeper understanding of artworks the fourth Thursday of every month. Take a little extra time to look, listen and relax your mind with our teams of museum educators and mindfulness guides. Presented in partnership with Hospice of the Valley, each session focuses on one work of art in the Museum, blending guided mindfulness practice with a deeper reflection of an individual artwork. Each week, we will explore a different artwork on view.
Generously sponsored by Hemera Foundation.
Tickets are $250.
Going Once! Contemporary Forum's annual Art Auction returns, and regains its status as one of the most prestigious art auctions of its kind in the state. The auction, a major annual fundraising event, will feature nationally-recognized and established artists, leading artists from Arizona and California, and some new surprises. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s contemporary art collection, as well as modern and contemporary exhibitions and educational programs. Come enjoy cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and a few surprises.
Bid on artworks by local, regional, and national artists, including Patricia Sannit, Christine Cassano, Matt Magee, Bassim Al-Shaker, Sean Deckert, Eric Fischl, Maximo Gonzalez, Erica Deeman, Sheila Pepe, and Falah Saeedi. Works by more than 60 artists will be available, with all price ranges represented. Or, just come enjoy the show and support contemporary art at the Museum.
And, at the event, we will be pleased to introduce Contemporary Forum’s most recent art acquisitions for the Museum’s collection.
6:00pm: Cocktails – Art Preview – Silent Auction
7:00pm: Live Auction & Dinner
Artwork can be viewed online after December 20th: contemporaryforum.org
Artwork can also be previewed Wednesday evening, January 24, from 6pm to 8pm, at the Museum
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On Tuesday, January 30th Phoenix Art Museum will host the 8th Annual Independent Woman Luncheon, featuring special guest, raised here in the valley, and now renowned interior designer, Amy Lau. Proceeds from the event support exhibition and education programming at the Museum. Last year, Phoenix Art Museum welcomed over 550 guests to the luncheon.
Founded in 2001, Amy Lau Design creates interiors known for their warmth, expressiveness and impeccable attention to detail. Amy has a reverence for the inherent beauty of natural materials and landscapes, and thoughtfully incorporates elements of each into every project. Embracing both art and design, each personalized space is enlivened with dynamic mixes of vintage and contemporary pieces, and site-specific commissions.
Amy's portfolio of luxurious residential interiors includes an array of artistic and sophisticated homes throughout the world. The firm's work has been featured in such publications as Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, NY Cottages & Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, and Luxe Interiors + Design.
Guests will have the opportunity to bid on original centerpieces by 70 participating designers, created especially for the event.
Poetry reading featuring Khaled Mattawa, spring resident at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, translation star, and recent MacArthur award winner.
Presented in partnership with The University of Arizona Poetry Center, with lead sponsor the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and additional support from the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University, the Literary and Prologue Society of the Southwest, and Superstition Review.
Every year, INFOCUS invites a prominent person in the photography field to discuss and show work by the ten most exciting photographers they've learned about last year. This year's speaker will be Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, New York Times Magazine. She is the author of Office Romance: Photographs from Inside the New York Times Building. She is a lecturer and serves as mentor at the School of Visual Arts.
During the morning session, Mary Virginia Swanson will provide an insight into who buys prints, past to present. Following will be a panel discussion on The Changing Market for Acquiring Fine Art Prints from the perspective of experts in the field. The morning session is open to all.
The afternoon session will provide the opportunity for participants to have their portfolio of work reviewed and critiqued by experts in the photography field. This session is limited to 15 participants.
CF Members are invited to this exclusive Jun Kaneko installation throughout the garden, plus a tour of the new Horticulture Center. Development Director of the garden, Elaine McGinn, will lead the tour.
Kaneko's installation includes monumental ceramic and bronze pieces, geometric forms, and animals referenced in Japanese folklore such as the tanuki, a raccoon dog.
How do you talk about difficult or sensitive social issues with students? Explore how art can serve as a powerful starting place for classroom teaching about race, gender, identity, and other "taboo" issues.
Special thanks to William Randolph Hearst Foundation for generously sponsoring educator events at Phoenix Art Museum.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Phoenix Art Museum. This group of dedicated and passionate volunteers provides vital support to the Museum while working with staff and visitors in an energizing and inspiring environment. Volunteering is also a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at the premiere arts institution in the Southwest. As a new volunteer to Phoenix Art Museum, the New Volunteer Orientation will aid you in your duties in assisting visitors and staff. Follow the prompts to reserve your spot on one of the session days that is convenient for you.
Hand-coloring is a process that came into use in the early 1800s in an attempt to create more realistic images from black-and-white photographs. Since the later part of the 1900s, a resurgence in the process of hand-coloring has been seen in the work of artist-photographers, such as Kate Breakey.
Kate Breakey is internationally known for her large-scale, richly hand-colored photographs, including her acclaimed series, Small Deaths, published in 2001 by University of Texas Press. During the talk, she will discuss and present examples of her hand-colored photographs.
A four day workshop, Hand-Coloring Photographs with Kate Breakey, will be held at Art Intersection March 15-18, 2018.
Exploring themes of memory, time, and the sensorial, Valeska Soares reconfigures the esthetic of minimalism into interactive installations and sensory experiences. Her work demonstrates a fascination with space and time, as well as what occurs beyond their perceived limits. Directly engaging visitors' subjectivities, she emphasizes personal experience and also universal knowledge, and explores how each of these affects the other. Assemblages of book pages, covers, and bindings weave meanings between different texts that viewers connect by association. Soares also renders experiential qualities in her work through suspended mirrors, perishing flowers, and vessels of perfume and liquor that slowly evaporate over the coarse of the exhibition, inviting visitors' active engagement.
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now is a landmark partnership with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art as part of the Getty Foundation's 2017 Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America initiative. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Soares herself speak to our museum community about this singular exhibition project.
The Logan Lecture Series is generously sponsored by Vicki and Kent Logan.
Tickets are $10 / FREE for Members
Discover techniques for integrating art and close looking into your classroom learning. Open to all educators, no art background required. Select all sessions at once. Click add to cart below and choose the date and sections.
Member tickets will discount at checkout when logged into an active member account.
Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Limit 1 ticket per session.
The Whole Story returns to Phoenix Art Museum on January 5, 2018. Featured storytellers take the stage on First Friday at 7:30pm.
The Whole Story is a personal storytelling event that began in January 2016. This live show seeks to bring greater depth and breadth to our understanding of the human experience from the Black perspective. To learn how to be a part of The Whole Story, visit www.thewholestoryis.com.
Space is limited, advance purchase is recommended.
Seating is first-come, first-seated.
Doors to Whiteman Hall open at 7pm.