Art Lovers Book Club
Event is FREE. Does not include General Admission. Space is extremely limited. Participants must read the book in advance. Reserve your ticket today.
MY NAME IS RED BY ORHAN PAMUCK
At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of the sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers.
The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed. The ruling elite therefore mustn't know the full scope or nature of the project, and panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex, and power. (Vintage International/Random House)
"Astonishing... Exquisite... Engrossing.. Chock-full of sublimity and sin." - The New York Times Book Review
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Tickets are $5 / FREE for Members and Military Families during Voluntary Donation Times. Included with General Admission all other times.
Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire is a major traveling exhibition organized by the de Young Museum in San Francisco in collaboration with the National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico. With more than 250 outstanding objects from the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, as well as important objects borrowed from North American institutions, Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire will provide a comprehensive insight into the art, everyday life, and religion of Teotihuacan, and its influence on other regions of Mexico.
The exhibition will explore the archaeological history of the city through sculptures, friezes and murals; domestic objects including vessels and figures, stone carvings, masks, statues of gods and representations of animals; and extraordinary objects crafted out of precious materials including jade, obsidian, greenstone, and onyx.
Over the course of the exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum will partner with Arizona State University and its world-class archaeology faculty to create community-wide, all-ages programs to enhance visitors’ experience of these World Heritage archaeological treasures, on view for the first time in the state of Arizona.
This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in collaboration with the Secretaría de Cultura through the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia de México.
Dr. David Koerner, Professor of Astronomy at Northern Arizona University, will present a 45-minute overview of Indigenous cosmogony, archaeoastronomy, and the astronomies of native peoples from the American Southwest.
After the talk Dr. Koerner will teach the underlying mechanics of sky watching with hands-on demonstrations and tutorials.
Please note that space is limited for the workshop and prior registration is highly recommended.
Dr. Koerner teaches Indigenous Astronomy at Northern Arizona University and uses space and ground-based telescopes to study the properties of planetesimal disks around nearby stars. Dr. Koerner also carries out ground-based optical observations of nearby stars to determine their ages as a proxy for the evolutionary state of their planetary systems. These programs work together to build understanding of the origin, evolution, and prevalence of planets and their potential to host life.
$18- $23 Adults / $15- $20 Seniors 65+ / $13- $18 Students w/ID / Free- $14 for Youth / Free for Museum Members and Military Families
General Admission includes Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire, opening October 6th at 12pm.
Our admission pricing flexes based on gallery closures and special exhibitions currently on view. All admission prices include special exhibitions. See exhibition pages for detailed pricing.
General admission is reduced to a voluntary donation during the times listed below. During these times, special-engagement exhibitions are not included and require a $5 ticket for entrance.
First Fridays, 6pm-10pm
Second Sundays, 12pm-5pm
Please note: NationalTheatre Live is a simulcast/telecast and not a live performance at the Museum.
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude,Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, TheHatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, TheWalking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes tocelebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire tobring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of thecapital.
Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street partythat greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rallythat assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.
Please note that Julius Caesar will contain some strobe lighting and there is nointermission.
(Nicholas Hytner, PG-13, 180 mins)
A film about music, people and Scandinavia by Iacopo Patierno and David Giese.
"We Call It Skweee" follows the Swedish and Finnish pioneers from the Scandinavian's home towns to Barcelona, covers the Sonar show and sketches the history of an unusual Scandinavian music phenomenon.
In early 2008, Italian filmmaker Iacopo Patierno arrived in Stockholm to assist Erik Gandini on his film "Videocracy". While in Sweden he discovered the quirky Scandinavian electro style Skweee and befriended some of its practitioners. Active in the Dubstep scene back home with the audiovisual project "Biologic," Patierno became fascinated with the music as well as the determination and individuality of the artists involved. Camera in hand, he decided to follow some of the central Skweee artists for a year, starting in the functionalist Stockholm suburbs, traversing the Baltic to Helsinki, and eventually tripping down to Barcelona's legendary Sonar festival, where eight Swedish and Finnish artists were invited to represent the scene.
(Directed by Iacopo Patierno and David Giese, 2009, 61 min., Not Rated)
All sessions are open to all.
Please note: Starting July 2018, Slow Art & Mindfulness is free with the purchase of General Admission. Pricing reflects General Admission.
Join us as we use art and guided meditation to connect to the moment and create a deeper understanding of artworks once per 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.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979 by physicist Jon Kabat-Zinn. Scientific studies show the practice of mindfulness can relieve anxiety, depression, pain, and stress and actually change the way you feel, think, work and play by opening new pathways in the brain.
Multi-award winning drama The Madness of George III will be broadcast live to cinemas, in National Theatre Live's first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse.
Written by one of Britain's best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.
The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).
It's 1776 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King's mind unraveling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.
Please note: National Theatre Live is a telecast and not a live performance at the Museum.
Run time: 2hrs 25min
The indigenous, Samí rapper Nils Rune Utsi - aka SlinCraze - lives with his mother in Máze, a nearly abandoned town in the Arctic Highlands of Norway. His dream is to make a living from his music and maybe even become world famous. The only problem is that less than 20,000 people speak his endangered language.
(Directed by Simen Braathen, 2016, Norway, Sami with English subtitles, 72 min, Not Rated)
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.
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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Join Chef Maria Parra Cano from Sana Sana Foods as she demonstrates the process of making tamales. Learn how to use plant-based ancestral foods to create delicious traditional Mexican dishes.
Please note that this class is demonstration only. Participants will enjoy a taste of each recipe shared by our Chef.
Chef Maria Parra Cano is owner & mami-preneur of Sana Sana Foods. Maria is a Xicana Indegena born in Phoenix and grew up in Barrio Garfield with her 5 sisters and 2 brothers. Maria received her undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, her MBA from Grand Canyon University and a culinary arts degree from Scottsdale Culinary Institute - Le Cordon Bleu. Maria is a mother of 4 with her oldest being 5 and the youngest being 9 months. She is married to Brian Cano who is the artist & soul behind Ironwood Metal Works. Maria is a mother, wife, sister, aunt, community organizer, danzante y mujer de ceremonia. Maria is Executive Director of the Cihuapactli Collective and co-founder MEChA de ASU's Xicana/o Graduation.
Sana Sana, is a plant-based movement aimed at healing our community from diseases like diabetes and hypertension through food. Maria was taught to cook at a very young age by her mother, Maria Cristina Parra Martinez and learned about indigenous cuisines from Central and Southern Mexico. Maria has been working with local community groups to expand their knowledge of ancestral/traditional foods by providing community cooking classes, demos and workshops.
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Ticket price reflects General Admission
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.
Space is limited, advance purchase is recommended.
Seating is first-come, first-seated.
Doors to Whiteman Hall open at 7pm, show starts at 7:30pm.
The Whole Story returns to Phoenix Art Museum in 2019! Now in its fourth year, the live storytelling show seeks to bring greater depth and breadth to our understanding of the human experience from the Black perspective and celebrates the nuances of our humanity. To learn how to be a part of The Whole Story, visit www.thewholestoryis.com.
Ticket includes resources, appetizers & Museum admission.
Space is limited.
A Wednesday evening professional development series for educators.
Open to all educators, no art background required. Discover techniques for integrating art into your classroom learning, hear from local arts professionals, enjoy special tours of Museum exhibitions, and network while enjoying hands-on learning in a fun, casual atmosphere (with snacks!).
Special thanks to William Randolph Hearst Foundation for generously sponsoring educator events at Phoenix Art Museum.
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
Tickets are $18 / $15 for Museum Members and Students w/ID. Does not include General Admission.
Please note: National Theatre Live is a simulcast/telecast and not a live performance at the Museum.
Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ of King Lear in cinemas.
Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.
Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.
(Jonathan Munby, PG-13, 220 mins)
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.
Bergman had discovered the bleak, windswept island of Fårö while scouting locations for "Through a Glass Darkly" in 1960. Nearly a decade later, and after shooting a number of arresting dramas there, the director set out to pay tribute to the inhabitants of Fårö. In Fårö Document, shot on handheld 16 mm by the peerless Sven Nykvist, Bergman interviews a variety of locals, in the process laying bare the generational divide between young residents eager to leave the island and older folk more deeply rooted in bucolic tradition. The film revealed Bergman to be a sensitive and masterly documentarian.
(Directed by Ingmar Bergman, 1970, Sweden, Swedish with English subtitles, 88 min, Not Rated)
Tickets are $18 / $15 for Museum Members and Students w/ID. Does not include General Admission.
Please note: National Theatre Live is a simulcast/telecast and not a live performance at the Museum.
Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.
Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.
Director Simon Godwin returns to National Theatre Live screens with this hotly anticipated production, following previous broadcasts of Twelfth Night, Man and Superman and The Beaux’ Stratagem.
(Simon Godwin, PG-13, 220 mins)
While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family's already fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, the father (Gunnar Bjornstrand), along with Karin's husband (Max von Sydow) and her younger brother (Lars Passgard) are unable to prevent Karin's harrowing descent into the abyss of mental illness. Winner of the 1962 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and featuring an astonishing lead performance by Andersson, "Through a Glass Darkly" presents an unflinching vision of a family's near disintegration and a tortured psyche further taunted by God's intangible presence.
(Directed by Ingmar Bergman, 1961, Sweden, Swedish with English subtitles, 91 min, Not Rated)
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.
Tickets are $18 / $15 for Museum Members and Students with ID. Does not include General Admission.
Please note: Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema is a simulcast/telecast and not a live performance at the Museum.
In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,” but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka. With its jazzy score by Dmitri Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!
Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich and Isaak Glikman.
(140 min, PG)