The Arts

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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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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When Trina McKillen embarked on the creation of her resplendent, intricately detailed life-size glass confessional, Bless Me Child For I Have Sinned, she encountered responses ranging from denial to recognition, and throughout, a stark awareness of the unchecked power of the Catholic Church.

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For the first time ever, Phoenix Art Museum guests have the opportunity to experience photography and video in a whole new dimension. Through September 30, 2018 in the Kelly Ellman Fashion Design Gallery, Moonage Virtual Reality takes visitors on a simulated journey through the fashion and culture of Pop Art, rock and roll and the East Village Art Scene in New York City thanks to three virtual reality films by filmmaker Travis Hutchison.

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Opening on May 4 in the Norton Family Photography Gallery, Phoenix Art Museum will present To Be Thirteen: Photographs and Videos by Betsy Schneider, a rich and nuanced portrait of a group of Americans whose lives began at the turn of the millennium and who are now coming of age in a tumultuous social and political climate.

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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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Bentley Gallery is proud to present new work from Michael Marlowe. Marlowe’s paintings deconstruct the human body to create colorful, luxurious compositions that feel both abstract and familiar. Where a shape may initially appear innocently floral, a closer look reveals its anatomical references; bone, skin, tendons.

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Phoenix Art Museum with Contemporary Forum, a support group of the Museum, present the second annual Contemporary Forum Art + Architecture Weekend. This event, to be held on April 13 through April 15, provides an exclusive insider look at some of the Valley’s finest custom homes and private art collections.

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Artists Li Mingzhu, Bettina von Zwehl, Tami Bahat, Luis González Palma, Kahn/Selesnick, Liu Xiaofang, Yao Lu and Charlotte Potter are represented in this exhibition.

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For many visitors, from newcomers to longtime museum-goers, contemporary art remains something of a mystery. Why does an everyday object, like a vintage book cover, become art when it’s placed in a museum? How do we connect with a minimalist painting or installation when its intent may be a mystery, its meaning obscured? These examples of highly conceptual art seem to exist in a completely different realm than Renaissance sculptures or the paintings of the Old Masters of European art, often leading to the inevitable question: Is it art at all?

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