In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy... Alexei Ratmansky stages the company's premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh re-telling of Shakespeare's beloved classic. His brilliant adaptation set to Prokofiev's romantic score, reignites the story of literature's most celebrated star-crossed lovers.
Run Time: 150 minutes
Rated: G, general audiences
$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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Museum support group Contemporary Forum (CF) will be hosting a private tour of artist Nicholas Bernard's studio in Scottsdale.
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.
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.
Free for Museum Members, military members w/ID and youth under 6
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Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion surveys 15 collections of the dynamic, innovative work of Dutch designer Iris van Herpen. 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.
Western Art Associates is hosting a reception for artist Paul Pletka and his wife, Nancy, in the Orientation Room of Phoenix Art Museum on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 5:15pm to 6:15pm. This reception will precede Mr. Pletka's "gallery talk" at 6:30pm, which is open to the public.
Mr. Pletka's talk, which will discuss a new monograph of his work, will take place in front of his large painting, "Nuestro Señor el Desollado (Our Lord, The One Who is Flayed)" currently on view in Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest. After the "gallery talk," Mr. Pletka will be signing the new monograph of his work, entitled "Paul Pletka: Imagined Wests," written by Amy Scott, Chief Curator and Marilyn B. and Calvin Gross Curator of Visual Arts at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles.
The reception for Mr. Pletka and his wife will include light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
seats will be released to the general public 5 minutes before Lidia's reading.
A teen-curated monthly program, #Untitled is a little different each time. March is all about the creative process, particularly sharing your work.
Teen programs are made possible through the generosity of Thunderbirds Charities, the Craig R. and Barbara M. Barrett Foundation, APS, the Alice and Jim Bazlen and Jane A. Lehman Foundation, and John and Erin Gogolak. The Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative is supported by the Walton Family Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
Event is FREE. Does not include General Admission. Space is extremely limited. Participants must read the book in advance. Reserve your ticket today.
"BROAD STROKES: 15 WOMEN WHO MADE ART AND MADE HISTORY (IN THAT ORDER)" By Bridget Quinn (Author) and Lisa Congdon (Illustrator)
In her entertaining and accessible debut, Quinn mixes biography, art history, and women's studies to shed light on 16 women artists. As a college student assigned to read H.W. Janson's History of Art, Quinn was disturbed to find no discussion of women artists in the first 500 pages; in total, only 16 women were listed as artists. A professor wryly noted to Quinn, "You've got the new edition! Our versions didn't have a single woman in it with her clothes on." Covering the same number of women artists as appeared in Janson's work, Quinn skillfully examines the lives of an eclectic group of artists and the treatment of their work over time, mixing in comments from art historians and her own personal anecdotes. The selection of artists dates back to the early 17th century (Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi), but the book focuses on major figures in contemporary American culture (e.g., Ruth Asawa, Kara Walker, Susan O'Malley). The color reproductions add to this book's appeal, giving readers a chance to appreciate the artists' work as well as Quinn's upbeat writing. - Publishers Weekly
The board of Trustees and the Planned Giving Committee of Phoenix Art Museum cordially invites you to a reception in honor of the planned giving professional community.
Following the reception, you are invited to a guided tour of Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion.
5:30pm: Cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres
6:30pm: Exhibition Tour
Please join us in celebrating the arts and sports in our community with our Guest Speakers Hall-Of-Famer Hank Aaron, Bud Selig, and Guest Emcee Mike Wilbon.
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.
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.
OMAR PIMIENTA, SUSAN BRIANTE, ALEJANDRO TARRAB, CLARE SULLIVAN, and JOSÉ ANTONIO VILLARÁN
Bilingual reading in Spanish and English from authors and translators of Cardboard House Press. Mexican poets Omar Pimienta and Alejandro Tarrab will read from their most recent books published in the United States by Cardboard House Press, The Album of Fences and Litane, translated into English by José Antonio Villarán and Clare Sullivan, respectively. We have also invited poet Susan Briante to read from her latest collection. The Market Wonders (Ahsahta Press). Giancarlo Huapaya, poet and Editor of Cardboard House Press, has translated a selection of Briante's poems into Spanish and will accompany her for a bilingual reading.
Lectura bilingüe, en español e ingles, de autores y traductores de Cardboard House Press. Los poetas mexicanos Omar Pimienta y Alejandro Tarrab leerán de sus más recientes libros publicados en EEUU por Cardboard House Press, The Album of Fences y Litane, y traducidos al ingles por José Antonio Villarán y Clare Sullivan, respectivamente. También tendremos como invitada a la poeta estadounidense Susan Briante, quien leerá de su última colección, The Market Wonders (Ahsahta Press). Giancarlo Huapaya, poeta y editor de Cardboard House Press, ha traducido una selección de poemas de la obra de Briante al español y la acompañará en su lectura bilingüe.
Ada Limón is the author of four books of poetry, including Bright Dead Things, which was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, and one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of the Year by The New York Times. She will read from her work, followed by a Q & A.
Tickets are $5 / FREE for Members
Join us in the Museum galleries to hear higher education faculty veer from the obvious.
Slow down and spend some quality time with art! Slow Art Day, an international movement encouraging people to slow down the looking process, comes to Phoenix Art Museum for the 7th year, joining over 500 cities worldwide. Enjoy in-depth observation, exploration, and discussion of 3 to 5 works of art with Museum Educators.
Artist Eric Fischl attended Phoenix College in his youth and returns every year to present the Fischl Vanguard Award to the College's outstanding art students. He brings with him a guest of international stature to jury the Annual Student Art Competition at Phoenix College and deliver the Eric Fischl Lecture Series at Phoenix Art Museum.
The Eric Fischl Lecture Series is presented by Contemporary Forum and Phoenix College. Sponsored by Fennemore Craig, P.C.
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.