New Volunteer Orientation
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.
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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.
Tickets are the price of General Admission, plus a $3 materials fee per participant
Family Workshops are hands-on experiences for children and adults to explore the Museum together! Our Museum Educators will guide your family in looking closely in the galleries and making your own work of art to take home.
In this workshop, we will examine the vibrant murals of Teotihuacan. Please choose between one of two sessions. The morning session is designed with the learning needs of children 4-7 years old in mind while the afternoon session is geared towards learners ages 8-12. Younger and older siblings are welcome at either session.
-- 10:30am (ages 4-7): This 90 minute workshop will include conversation in the galleries, story time, and an age-appropriate painting activity.
-- 2:00pm (ages 8-12): This two hour workshop will include extended conversation in the galleries and an age-appropriate painting activity.
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.