The Arts

The Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) newly-opened exhibition, The Electric Guitar: Inventing an American Icon, shares the untold story of the invention of the electric guitar, an instrument that revolutionized music and popular culture forever. Its creation continues to play an integral role in American music and culture, inspiring emulation worldwide.

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Scottsdale Public Art’s signature event, Canal Convergence Water + Art + Light returns for its seventh year. Held along Scottsdale’s historic Waterfront from November 9 through 18, attendees will enjoy 10 consecutive days of engaging, interactive experiences that celebrate water, art and light.

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Now is an urgent moment for conversations about American identity and the ongoing role of racism in our culture. This fall,, Lisa Sette Gallery will exhibit works that present a new scholarship of American identity, a matrix formed by our disparate human narratives and our shared human experience. Textile and social practice artist Sonya Clark tests the interactions between elementary human materials—textiles and text, storytelling and visual symbols such as flags and currency, beads and human hair—as a method of revealing our national history and collective character.

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The i.d.e.a. Museum’s new exhibition, Far Out: Our Solar System, highlights artwork, hands-on activities and popular cultural media. This will help visitors imagine that they are on a spaceship, blasting off from Earth, traveling to the other planets that make up our solar system.

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Art lovers, mark October 25 on your calendar. That’s the day Scottsdale Public Art’s Local Light will begin to place light-based installations in Old Town and a larger-then-life rabbit sculpture will be dedicated at its permanent home on Marshall Way.

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On October 6 through January 27, Phoenix Art Museum will present Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire, the first major U.S. exhibition on Teotihuacan in more than 20 years. This historic exhibition, organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), will showcase more than 200 artifacts and artworks from the UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Dedicated to preserving and celebrating classical dance while creating new and innovative works, Ballet Arizona enters its 33rd season. Under the artistic direction of internationally acclaimed choreographer Ib Andersen, the 2018/2019 program is highlighted by a collection of groundbreaking premieres with Andersen’s The Firebird, George Balanchine’s Emeralds and Justin Peck’s In Creases.

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Curated by Gilbert Vicario, the Selig Chief Family Curator, Phoenix Art Museum, Present Tense: Selections from the Lenhardt Collection showcases works from Pop-Art legends Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein alongside those by living contemporary artists, such as Damien Hirst, Jim Hodges and Louise Lawler.

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The largest producing regional theater company in Arizona has scheduled its 99th season with memorable music, social engagement, side-splitting humor and magical mystery.

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On a recent trip to Los Angeles, I visited the Annenberg Space for Photography. Never having been before, I was delighted to find this gem of a space devoted to displaying photography. On view currently is Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library. Both an amazing and enlightening study of our nation’s history, should you be in the vicinity, it’s worth your attention. — AZL

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