$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.
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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.
All sessions are open to all.
Please Note: Starting in July, Slow Art & Mindfulness will be 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 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.
Presented in collaboration with Hospice of the Valley
In partnership with The Loft Cinema we will be screening the documentary, Faces Places, at 7pm in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden. Outside food and beverages are not permitted. The film screening will take place outdoors.
89 year-old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR's photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.
Directed by Agnes Varda, JR
Starring Agnes Varda, JR
Theatrical Release Date: October 6, 2017
Runtime: 90 min
This screening is part of the Loft Film Fest on the Road, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts with support from Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment.
$1000 - Ruby Individual Ticket (per person)
Please contact specialevents@phxart org to secure a table of 10.
This fall, Phoenix Art Museum begins a full year of celebrations leading up to the Museum's 60th anniversary with this year's fall gala, The pARTy in the Garden on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Phoenix Art Museum's official 60th anniversary is November 18, 2019. The kick-off this fall revives the beloved pARTy, an annual Museum gala held from 2007-2015, to honor the past, present, and future of art and community in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Featuring an exclusive inside look at an anniversary-themed fashion installation alongside cutting edge contemporary installations, fine food, drinks, dancing, and the gala's first ever guest of honor, Arizona State University President Michael Crow, The pARTY in the Garden 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 exhibition and arts education programs since The pARTy gala began in 2007.
The evening's festivities will begin in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden, areas of which will be transformed into elegant lounges, with custom cocktails courtesy of Arizona Distilling Co. and Codigo 1530. Over the course of the evening, The pARTy will move throughout the Museum featuring iconic fashion ensembles from the Museum's collection from 1959 and 1960, the first years the Museum opened its doors.
Additionally, guests will receive an exclusive viewing of the upcoming exhibition, Ragnar Kjartansson: Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths. Guests will also be able to view the Museum's recent acquisition of Kjartansson's work, The Visitors (2012), a highly acclaimed 9-screen video installation that features musicians and singers performing a song written by Asdis Sif Gunnarsdottir, Kjartansson's ex-wife.
A festive dinner will take places served at seated tables in Cummings Great Hall, featuring remarks honoring the commencement of the Museum's 60th anniversary season, and honoring Dr. Michael Crow for his influence in the thriving City of Phoenix and Central Corridor. Following dinner, guests will move back into the Dorrance Sculpture Garden for dessert, drinks, and dancing.
All proceeds from the event will support Phoenix Art Museum, enabling the Museum to open its doors to the community. Black and white cocktail attire is requested. Complimentary valet parking will be provided. Individual tickets begin at $750, with additional benefactor table and underwriter opportunities available at $50,000, $25,000, and $10,000.
For more information, or to purchase tickets or sponsorships, contact email@example.com.
Immediately following the annual fundraiser, The pARTy in the Garden, join us for The afterpARTy! Starting at 9pm on November 3, 2018, The afterpARTy will feature an exclusive viewing of works by Ragnar Kjartansson's Scandinavian Pain and Other Myths. Inspired by Scandinavian Pain, The afterpARTy is the late-night version of the Museum gala experience featuring live music, dancing, open bar with custom cocktails, light bites, and more.
All proceeds from the event will support Phoenix Art Museum, enabling the Museum to open its doors to the community.
Event is FREE. Does not include General Admission. Space is extremely limited. Participants must read the book in advance. Reserve your ticket today.
CONQUISTADOR: HERNAN CORTES, KING MONTEZUMA, AND THE LAST STAND OF THE AZTECS BY BUDDY LEVY
It was a moment unique in human history, the face-to-face meeting between two men from civilizations a world apart. In 1519, Hernan Cortés arrived on the shores of Mexico, determined not only to expand the Spanish empire but to convert the natives to Catholicismand carry off a fortune in gold. That he saw nothing paradoxical in carrying out his intentions by virtually annihilating a proud and accomplished native people is one of the most remarkable and tragic aspects of this unforgettable story.
In Tenochtitlán Cortés met his Aztec counterpart, Montezuma: king, divinity, commander of the most powerful military machine in the Americas and ruler of a city whose splendor equaled anything in Europe. Yet in less than two years, Cortés defeated the entireAztec nation in one of the most astounding battles ever waged. The story of a lost kingdom, a relentless conqueror, and a doomed warrior.
"A century before the Mayflower, a single man settled the destiny of the Americas far more momentously than the Puritans ever could....Conquistador offers a fascinating account of the first and most decisive of those encounters: the one between the impetuousSpanish adventurer Cortés and Montezuma, the ill-starred emperor of the Aztecs.... [An] almost unbelievable story of missionary zeal, greed, cruelty and courage." —Wall Street Journal
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.
This event is SOLD OUT
This event will take place in Singer Hall. Space is limited.
London-born British Contemporary women artists, The Singh Twins will discuss their current work which combines traditional Indian miniature painting and creative digital techniques with cultural and social-political commentary exploring perceptions of identity (particularly between Britain and India) and linking the history of India's textile trade - as a global story of Empire, conflict, enslavement and materialism - to ethical trade and consumerism today. Slaves of Fashion recently toured at National Museums Liverpool Walker Art Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery, UK.
Two original works by the artists are anticipated to be on view for this evening only!
$43 for Non-Members / $33 for Members- Select the Member ticket option and ticket will discount at checkout with an active ACI Membership. Lecture FREE with General Admission.
Ticket sales will close on Wednesday, November 7 at 5:00pm.
WOMEN IN FASHION: MORE THAN JUST PRETTY FACES
Booth Moore, Style and Fashion News Director, The Hollywood Reporter
Drawing from her book American Runway: 75 Years of Fashion and the Front Row, Booth Moore Style and Fashion News Director of the Hollywood Reporter, leads a discussion of the powerful women who got fashion week off the ground. Decades before feminist T-shirts were coming down the runways, trailblazing women from fashion's first publicist Eleanor Lambert to first lady Eleanor Roosevelt were helping to shape the industry. Through designer interviews, exclusive photos and her own experience on the front row, Moore brings Fashion Week and its origins to life.
Book signing to follow.
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
Ticket price reflects General Admission
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.
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.
ACI Members: $175 / London Ticket: $200 / NYC Ticket: $350 / Milan Ticket: $500 / Paris Ticket: $1000
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
For more information, click HERE
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.
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
General Admission: $18; Museum members and students w/ ID: $15. Prices do 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)
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)
Museum members and students w/ ID: $15; General Admission: $18. Prices do 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)