PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
Virtual and Outdoor Events in April
Text and Images Courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum

This April, Phoenix Art Museum will present a number of virtual and outdoor events to provide socially distanced art-engagement opportunities for the community. Indoor, on-site programming, tours, and events remain suspended until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For information on the Museum’s COVID-19 visitor policies and procedures, click here. For a full list of exhibitions on view now, visit phxart.org/art/exhibitions/. 

FEATURED APRIL EVENTS 

WHAT IS LIVENESS?, April 21 | 6 pm

This virtual event is free for PhxArt members and open to the public with a suggested donation. In the wake of COVID-19, student artists from Arizona State University examine the role of liveness in a post pandemic world. What will the future hold for live experience? Will we embrace the glitch or choose another strategy to engage this moment of digital disidentification? Curated and facilitated by ASU professors Max Bernstein and Robert Farid Karimi, this virtual showcase will present media performance hybrids, site-specific works, and a reclamation of broadcast practices and aesthetics as a surrogate for togetherness, as student artists imagine, construct, collage, and create unique worlds through mediation, gamification, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Tickets are available here. 

Weekly Virtual Mindfulness Sessions, April 1, 8, 15, 29 | 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 present. This session is hosted on Zoom, a video-conference platform. For more information, click here. 

PhxArt + FilmBar Present Films in the Garden: Black Orpheus,

April 8, 9, 10 | 7:30 pm

Presented in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden with limited capacity. Face masks required at all times. Food and drink, with the exception of water bottles, are prohibited. $12 for PhxArt Members and FilmBar Unlimited-ish Members | $15 for the general public.

Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the 20th-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event that kicked off the bossa nova craze across the Americas. Tickets are available here. 

Virtual Slow Art at Home | Guided Meditation with Phoenix Art Museum, April 22 | Noon

Guided by a Museum educator, this pay-what-you-wish #PhxArtatHome art-based 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. April’s Slow Art will be presented through Zoom, a video-conference platform. For more information and to RSVP, click here. 

PhxArt + FilmBar Present Films in the Garden: La Strada,

April 29, 30 | 7:30 pm and May 1 | 7:30 pm

Presented in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden with limited capacity. Face masks required at all times. Food and drink, with the exception of water bottles, are prohibited. $12 for PhxArt Members and FilmBar Unlimited-ish Members | $15 for the general public. 

Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina) is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampanò (Anthony Quinn), a brutal strongman in a traveling circus. When Zampanò encounters an old rival in highwire artist the Fool (Richard Basehart), his fury is provoked to its breaking point. A poetic fable of love and cruelty, La Strada is the film that launched Masina and her husband, director Federico Fellini, to international stardom. Tickets are available here. 

PHXARTIST SPOTLIGHTS 

Presented by Phoenix Art Museum, PhxArtist Spotlight is a biweekly 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. Twice a month, 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 and Facebook 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 a subscriber list of more than 65,000 followers. For more information on the series, click here. For recent spotlights on Shaunté Glover and Lora Barnhiser, click here. 

For more information, visit www.phxart.org