PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
Virtual Events & PhxArtist Spotlight Series
Through September 2020
Text and Images Courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum
As part of its ongoing commitment to prioritizing the health and well-being of its visitors and staff, Phoenix Art Museum will continue to present virtual events through September as a way to safely engage audiences with the Museum’s exhibitions and collections during the time of COVID-19. The Museum will also continue to showcase Arizona artists on the institution’s new bilingual blog and across its social media channels as part of its new PhxArtist Spotlight series. For information on the Museum’s anticipated fall re-opening, click here.
Presented by Phoenix Art Museum, PhxArtist Spotlight is a new weekly series that explores what inspires and motivates Valley creatives, while leveraging the Museum’s reach in its community to support and expand awareness of working artists, many of whom have been deeply impacted by the economic effects of COVID-19. Each Tuesday, the Museum highlights a different artist working in Arizona, posting a Q&A with the artist and images of their work on the Museum’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels and on the Museum’s bilingual blog. The artist is also highlighted in a monthly email sent to Museum Members, Circles of Support donors, and an email subscriber list of more than 67,000 followers.
Community members are invited to nominate artists for consideration. For more information on the new series and to nominate artists for a future PhxArtist Spotlight, click here. For recent spotlights on artists Antoinette Cauley, Mia B. Adams, Estrella Esquilín, Jimmy Fike, and Jon Arvizu, click here.
Above: This weekly 30-minute mindfulness session promotes living in the moment.
SEPTEMBER 2020 VIRTUAL EVENTS
September 3, 10, 17, 24 | Noon
Scientific studies show the art of mindfulness can relieve anxiety, depression, pain, and stress and actually change the way we feel, think, work, and play by opening new pathways in the brain. Presented in collaboration with Hospice of the Valley, this free, 30-minute, at-home mindfulness session promotes living in the moment. This session is hosted on Zoom, a video conference platform. For more information, click here.
Above: Lilianna Porter, The Traveler (El Viajero), 1989.
September 24 | Noon
Guided by a Museum educator, this pay-what-you-wish #PhxArtatHome meditation session provides an opportunity to connect with the present moment and create a deeper understanding of a work of art from the Museum’s collection. September’s Slow Art, featuring Liliana Porter’s El Viajero (The Traveler) (1989), will be presented through Zoom, a video conference platform. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Above: Alexander McQueen, Dress, Fall/Winter 2008-2009. Courtesy of the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles. Commissioned 2010: Funds donated by Karen Coombs-Jordan, 2010.
VIRTUAL EXHIBITION EXPERIENCES
Helen Jean, the Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design at Phoenix Art Museum, takes viewers on a virtual tour of India: Fashion’s Muse. Featuring more than 50 stunning ensembles and accessories, the Museum’s latest fashion exhibition celebrates the extraordinary craftsmanship of fashions from India as well as the global trends and couture fantasies they’ve inspired across centuries. In addition to traditional garments and designer works by Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Halston, and Chanel, Fashion’s Muse features contemporary ensembles by Anamika Khanna to illustrate how Indian fashion designers today are merging traditional practices and techniques with modern materials and sensibilities. Click here to experience the virtual tour.
Above: Teresita Fernández, Fire, 2005. Silk yarn, steel armature, epoxy. In collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA. Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul.
Virtually preview the Museum’s upcoming exhibition Teresita Fernández: Elemental, the first mid-career retrospective of the internationally acclaimed conceptual artist. Fernández is best known for her immersive installations and sculptures and her monumental public art commissions. Click here for virtual exhibition and audio guides to learn more about how her work challenges conventional definitions of the landscape and explores the relationship between material, history, nature, and place.