Object of the Month
Join Museum Docents for an in-depth exploration of a single work of art. These 30-minute, interactive gallery talks spark connections and conversation about the featured object’s history, meaning, and relationship to other works in the collection.
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Included with General Admission / FREE for Members. RSVP Required. Spaces limited.
12:00 - 12:45 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month.
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. To learn more about Hospice of the Valley Mindfulness classes, call (602) 530-6900 or visit hov.org/mindfulness.
Make memories together! From noon to 4pm, visitors of all ages and abilities are invited to join us for hands-on experiences inspired by the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. Check out our scavenger hunt (with prizes!) to discover works of art from all corners of the Museum. New art-making and activities each month. All materials provided.
Open to all educators, no art background required. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
A Wednesday evening professional development series for educators. 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. Educators are eligible for a special, $45 membership that includes FREE admission to all 8 Arts Integration & Appetizers workshops throughout the 2019-2020 school year. To learn more, visit phxart.org/membership.
What does it mean to be a global citizen? The 2019-2020 series in Art Integration and Appetizers will focus on the theme of Global Perspectives. In this introduction to the series, educators will participate in a conversation on how to use art as a means to cultivate empathy and deepen understanding of diverse cultures.
NEW! Join us for The Teacher's Lounge, in Palette Cafe where we'll enjoy unwinding with new friends and colleagues from 5-6 PM. Light appetizers will be provided, and Palette will offer special prices on menu items. The workshop will start at 6 PM in the Wolfswinkle Education Building. Ticket includes resources, appetizers, and Museum admission.
Programs take place the first Wednesday of each month (September-May), 5:00 to 7:30 pm.
Sept. 4, 2019
Oct. 2, 2019
Dec. 4. 2019
Feb. 5, 2020
March 4, 2020
April 1, 2020 May 6, 2020
Mindfulness Sessions are free, open to the public, and occur weekly - rain or shine - at the Dorrance Sculpture Garden. If excessive heat or rain occurs, the session will be held inside the Wolfswinkel Education Center in the Education Classroom.
Learn how to focus on the present and live in the moment with a free, 30-minute mindfulness session. Scientific studies show the art 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. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction was developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979 by physicist Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Calendar Year 2020
January 9, 16, 30
February 6, 13, 20
March 5, 12, 19
April 2, 9, 16, 30
May 7, 14, 28
June 4, 11, 18
July 2, 9, 16, 30
August 6, 13, 27
September 3, 10, 17
October 8, 15, 29
November 5, 12, 19
December 3, 10, 17
Presented in collaboration with Hospice of the Valley. To learn more about Hospice of the Valley mindfulness classes here.
Advance reservations appreciated as tour size is limited.
Discover the Museum with your baby in tow and give your brain a morning boost! Caregivers and their littlest ones; ages 0-18 months, join educators for art-inspired conversation designed for curious adults and our youngest museum visitors. Chatty babies and nursing moms welcome!
Stroller tours are designed for caregivers with children who are comfortable in a stroller or front baby carrier for approximately 40 minutes.
Open to ages 13-18
All skill levels welcome
Explore a work of art or exhibition from multiple angles, then make something representing your own view. Space and materials provided, but you’ll have to BYOP (bring your own perspective).
February 8, 2020, 2PM
February 12, 2020, 6PM
March 14, 2020, 2PM
March 25, 2020, 6PM
February: Narrative Painting
Some images are worth a thousand words--draw inspiration from works of art that have a story to tell, from contemporary illustrations tothe intricate paintings in Guru Nanak: 550th Birth Anniversary ofSikhism’s Founder which highlight formative experiences in the guru’s life(including getting in trouble at school for not paying attention in class). Then,tell the story of your personal best moments in visual form.
March: Exhibitions 101
Delve into the works of art installed in the Lyon Gallery, which were selected by the high school students in Teen Art Council. Get the backstory on their choices and get your hands messy with related activities.
Make It! is a hands-on art-making space for all ages and abilities. Join Phoenix-based artists and museum staff to be inspired by works of art from the Museum’s collection or current exhibitions.
Each month features a different object and art-making technique, and a chance to explore new materials, perspectives, and ways of connecting with art.
Make It! occurs once a month. Wednesday session is open to the public during Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesdays.
RSVP required. Space is limited.
Join Museum Staff and fellow art lovers for a close reading of a text paired with a work of art. The program will begin in the Museum galleries and move to the Gene and Cathie Lemon Art Research Library for further conversation.
Teresita Fernández: Elemental
"Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent" by Eduard Galeano.
English and Spanish editions are available in the Museum Store.