The Arts

Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection is now on view in the new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery at Heard Museum. One of the most significant Native American artists of the 20th century, T.C. Cannon’s multifaceted works continue to resonate almost 40 years after his passing.

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The Arts

Now on view at Phoenix art Museum, Infinite Light can only be described as a visual poem in the form of a long, single sentence. Narrating the sequence of photographs is a rich, varied intonation of color that, as it flows, unfurls in the colors of the Tibetan prayer flags. Emanating from views of monks, holy spaces, nature and art, the deep blues and purples of twilight skies swell and burst into saturated, pulsating reds before they melt into soft, leafy greens and rich golden-yellows. The colors ebb and flow in the rarified mountain air, and in their totality come to compose a unified poetic expression, a visual love letter to Tibet.

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Forgotten for centuries after the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius, and then rediscovered over 250 years ago, POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION features nearly 200 artifacts, including frescoes, mosaics and precious items belonging to the residents of ancient Pompeii.

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These paintings are filled with traditional abstract Aboriginal iconography denoting nature, spirits, and a way of life that has been passed down for generations.

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The Arts

In an era of globalization, old stereotypes of Brazil as a land of Carmen Miranda and carnaval have begun to give way to views of a burgeoning economy, beset by income inequalities. As our understanding of Brazilian culture transcends tourist attractions and nightly-news talking points, what does this mean for the question of authenticity? How can we begin to approach the essence of a complex culture that many of us know only through commercialized, highly-mediated images? 

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A Tribute to James Galanos

A Tribute to James Galanos is Phoenix Art Museum’s hommage to the late American designer (1924-2016). Based in Los Angeles, Galanos was one of the few to have had a successful career as both a fashion designer and Hollywood costumer. Perhaps best known as First Lady Nancy Reagan’s preferred designer, Galanos produced couture-quality ready-to-wear garments for a celebrity clientele over the course of five decades.

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Picture Perfect

A picture speaks a thousand words. By freezing one moment in time, photography has the power to document, engage, edify, move and inspire the viewer. A photographer seizes that split-second to record what the lens sees and, much like a painter, adds his artistic spin to capture the underlying story. And when a photograph successfully communicates a story, it can alter perceptions and even change lives.

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Architecture + Art

As part of its Architecture + Art series, Everything Falls into Place When It Collapses continues the fall schedule at SMoCA, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, on the Scottsdale Mall. Mexico City-based artist Santiago Borja, whose large installations and architectural interventions connect art, architecture and ethnography, offers a museum-based project responding to the 80-plus-year-old roof over the centuries-old Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, about an hour south of the Valley in Coolidge. How do we respond to a 700-year-old indigenous people’s adobe structure fitted with a steel-age canopy? When does well-meaning preservation become intrusive?

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Samuri

The traveling exhibition, Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, takes visitors on a journey back in time to discover the history, culture, and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors. The exhibition features more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, from full suits of armor, helmets and face guards, to weapons, horse trappings and other battle gear.

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Symphony In Black + White

Symphony In Black + White text courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum photos by Haute Photography When fashion encounters art, the meeting of the two prompts connections and considerations heretofore unseen. The three-dimensionality of a garment can...

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