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We're opening the Museum after hours just for you. Bring a friend and enjoy specials at Palette, no-host bar, music, and more. Your After Hours ticket includes admission to our special-engagement exhibition Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire - see it late night!
Presented by Arizona State University, School of Human Evolution and Social Change
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Second session in a three part lecture series with archeologists, art historians, and curators who have worked extensively on the site and whose artifacts can been in Teotihuacan: City of Fire, City of Fire.
David M. Carballo (Director of Archeology Program, Boston University) and Michael E. Smith (Professor of Anthropology, School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University) will each present 30-minute lectures on their research and provideinsight to the daily lives of those living at Teotihuacan.
David M. Carballo is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Archaeology Program at Boston University. He has conducted fieldwork in Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Peru, and the US with research interests in issues such as urbanism, households, politicalorganization, and religious traditions. Recent books include Urbanization and Religion in Ancient Central Mexico and Cooperation and Collective Action: Archaeological Perspectives. He is currently involved in two active research projects at Teotihuacan at Tlajingain the city's periphery and at Plaza of the Columns in the city center.
Dr. Michael E. Smith, Ph.D., is Professor of Archaeology at Arizona State University and Director of the ASU Teotihuacan Research Laboratory in Mexico. A renowned expert on the Aztecs, Mesoamerican cultures, and ancient cities, Smith has published 13 booksand over 150 scholarly articles and has directed several excavation projects in Mexico. His prize-winning book, At Home with the Aztecs: An Archaeologist Uncovers their Daily Life (2016), communicates the excitement of archaeology in Mexico for a broad audience. He is now writing, Urban Life in the Distant Past: Archaeology and Comparative Urbanism.
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Tables of 10: Runway Level: $2500 / En Vogue Level: $3500 / Designer Level: $5000 / Stylista Level: $7500 / Fashionista Level: $10,000
Thank you for your support of Arizona Costume Institute!
This year’s guest speaker is Stephen Jones. Stephen Jones is one of the finest milliners of our time. Since the early 1980's, he has collaborated with designers from Vivienne Westwood to Claude Montana. Currently collaborating with Thom Browne and Christian Dior, Jones' hats have been and continue to be an integral component in some of the most memorable runway spectacles of the past quarter-century. You may have spotted his creations at this year's Royal wedding, on view in exhibitions at The Met or donning the heads of his celebrity clientele.
The Arizona Costume Institute (ACI) was established in 1966 and supports the Fashion Design Department of the Phoenix Art Museum. ACI promotes fashion appreciation and design through museum acquisition, programs and museum exhibition support. The annual ACI Holiday Luncheon is the organization's largest fundraiser. It is the Phoenix area’s premier holiday event and the place to be seen. More information can be found at www.arizonacostumeinstitute.org.
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Due to popular demand we've added an additional lecture by archaeologist, Nawa Sugiyama (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University) who will present a 40-minute lecture on the sacred animals, sacred places, and ritualized landscapes at Teotihuacan.
Nawa Sugiyama joined the Sociology and Anthropology Department as Assistant Professor at George Mason University in Spring, 2016. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology at Harvard University in 2014, where she continued on to become a Peter Buck Post-doctoral Fellow at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution. For her dissertation, professor Sugiyama documented the earliest evidence of carnivore management in Mesoamerica at the site of Teotihuacan where pumas, jaguars, wolves, golden eagles and rattlesnakes were sacrificed. Post-doctoral work on the felids associated with Altar Q in Copan, Honduras also demonstrated a wider practice of managing wild carnivores for ritualistic purposes. In both cases she combines zooarchaeological and isotopic data to reconstruct how past human-animal encounters were integral components of the cosmological and socio-political landscape. Currently, she is co-director of the Project Plaza of the Columnas Complex at Teotihuacan, Mexico where they are excavating a principal palatial structure in the ceremonial core. Professor Sugiyama has conducted her fieldwork, lab work and writing with the support from various institutions including the National Science Foundation, the Smithsonian Institution, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard University, and Fulbright Foundation.
12pm - 8pm
Sound and art converge for PhxArt Amplified: Volume 2, an all-day, all-ages experience at Phoenix Art Museum. Live, acoustic, and experimental performances by local musicians will take over our galleries and spaces.
Event details and line up will be added soon.
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Final session in a three part lecture series with archeologists, art historians, and curators who have worked extensively on the site and whose artifacts can been in Teotihuacan: City of Fire, City of Fire.
Diana Magaloni (Director of the Program for Art of the Ancient Americas, Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and Matthew H. Robb (Chief Curator, Fowler Museum at the University of Los Angeles) will each present 30-minute lectures on their research and provideinsight on the murals seen at Teotihuacan and the curatorial process of this exhibition.
Dr. Diana Magaloni is a renown art historian, author and conservator. She is currently the Deputy Director, Program Director and Dr. Virgina Fields Curator of the Art of the Ancient Americas at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She was formerly the Directorof the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico City (2009-2013) and has served as researcher and professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas UNAM since 1991, where she has specialized in indigenous modes of representation and the nature and meaningof the materials used to create ancient mural paintings and painted books. She has curated numerous exhibitions, her last exhibit Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time received the 2018 Award for Excellence, recognizing groundbreaking new scholarshipin the field by the American Association of Museum Curators.
Dr. Matthew H. Robb is the Chief Curator of the Fowler Museum at the University of Los Angeles. He was the first curator of the Arts of the Americas at the de Young Museum in San Francisco where he curated Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire and editedthe accompanying catalogue. Robb earned an undergraduate degree in 1994 from Princeton University, a master’s degree in 1999 from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in 2007 from Yale University, where his thesis on the apartment compounds of Teotihuacanwas awarded the Frances Blanshard Fellowship Fund Prize for an Outstanding Dissertation in the History of Art.
Poet Nikky Finney was born in 1957 in South Carolina. The daughter of a lawyer and teacher, Finney's parents were both active in the Civil Rights movement and her childhood was shaped by the turmoil and unrest of the South in the 1960s and '70s. In an interview with the Oxford American, Finney noted: "I've never been far away from the human-rights struggle black people have been involved with in the South. That has been one of the backdrops of my entire life." Finney's engagement with political activism has also influenced her trajectory as a poet. Carefully weaving the personal and political, Finney's poetry is known for its graceful, heartfelt synthesis of the two. Influenced by Lucille Clifton and Nikki Giovanni, Finney's poems explore the subjects ranging from the human devastation of Hurricane Katrina to Rosa Parks to the career path of Condoleezza Rice. Speaking about her latest book, the National Book Award-winner Head Off & Split (2011), Finney told the Lexington Herald-Leader: "I know the sound of the '60s and '70s. There was a lot of standing with signs, there was a lot of shouting. I wanted to be a poet who didn't shout, who said things but said them with the most beautiful attention to language... I've been really working on this for 30 years, exploring how those two paths intersect, the path where the beautifully said thing meets the really difficult-to-say thing, and that's where I think this book finds its light." - Poetry Foundation
Concert featuring pianist Elizabeth Pridonoff and violinist Steven Moeckel playing a selection of music including Copeland, Gershwin, Bloch and Shoenfeld.
About Violins of Hope:
Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Each violin has its own unique and inspiring story that educates both young and old about the Holocaust in a deeply personal and emotional way. Today these instruments serve not only as powerful reminders of an unimaginable experience but also reinforce key lessons of tolerance, inclusion, and diversity that are essential for today and for future generations.
Dr. Cecilia Fajardo-Hill is one of the most important scholars of Latin American art in the United States, and she was formerly the curator of the SPACE Collection, a significant part of which was donated to Phoenix Art Museum in 2017. Her lecture will propose new ways of thinking and experiencing Latin American contemporary abstraction. No longer involved with the complex processes of now failed modernities, Latin American abstraction since the 1990s is embedded in the daily fabric of life. It has become a laboratory for critical intervention on pressing social, political and cultural issues of today, while continuing to reimagine experimentally how abstraction may look today, when it is no longer defined in contraposition to reality.
University of Arizona Poetry Series reading with Naomi Shihab Nye
Presented with the University of Arizona Poetry Center. Sponsored by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University, the Literary and Prologue Society of the Southwest, Superstition Review, and the Angela and Leonard Singer Endowment for Performing Arts.