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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Frida Kahlo And Diego Rivera

Frida Kahlo And Diego Rivera Beginning on April 11, visitors to the Heard Museum will have a rare opportunity to view masterpieces by renowned 20th century Mexican artists, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Kahlo, arguably Mexico’s greatest female artist, painted brutally...

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Summer At SMoCA

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) will present three exciting new exhibitions this summer, including a spectacular digital and interactive media installation by U.K.-based artists collective Squidsoup.

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Stories From The Open Road

Of all art forms, photography most often toes the challenging line between the real and the imaginary. Photographic images are records of lived experience, an index of light particles. But the scope of a photograph is determined by the human eye. The photograph has an inherently dual relationship with its subject – the photograph simultaneously observes, judges and records reality, all while taking on a life of its own.

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The Schorr Collection

Phoenix Art Museum is the latest recipient of a generous long-term loan from the Schorr Collection, one of the most important collections of Old Master and 19th-century paintings in the world. The exhibition is on view now and features works by Anton Van Dyck, Bartolomeo Manfredi, and Gerrit van Honthorst, among others.

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