Virtual, Indoor & Outdoor Events in June
Text and Images Courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum

Above: Phoenix Art Museum is offering numerous virtual, indoor and outdoor events this month.

This month, Phoenix Art Museum will present a number of virtual and in-person events with limited capacity to provide meaningful art-engagement opportunities for the community, including a 24-hour video broadcast event organized by the Getty Research Institute and the Feminist Center for Creative Work and spanning an international network of arts-and-culture institutions. The Museum will also host various film events, virtual artist lectures, and more. For a full list of exhibitions on view now at Phoenix Art Museum, visit For information on the Museum’s COVID-19 visitor policies and procedures, click here. 


Open Call – Lehmann Emerging Artist Awards, Through July 15 

A $10 submission fee is required.

Phoenix Art Museum is now accepting submissions for the Sally and Richard Lehmann Emerging Artist Awards, which replace the former Contemporary Forum and Phoenix Art Museum Artists’ Grants. For the inaugural round of the newly branded Lehmann Emerging Artist Awards, Artlink is hosting the call for artwork submissions. ⁠⁠All applications must be submitted online by July 15 with a $10 submission fee that supports education programs and exhibitions at Phoenix Art Museum. Up to three Lehmann Emerging Artist Awards recipients will be announced on September 30, 2021, with each receiving a $1,500 grant and the opportunity to participate in a group exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum in spring 2022. For eligibility requirements and the open call application, click here. 

Above: Phoenix Art Museum will present the film Paris is Burning.

PhxArt + FilmBar Present: Sisters with Transistors, June 2 | 6:30 p.m. and June 5 | 1 p.m.

Limited capacity. Face masks are strongly encouraged. $12 for PhxArt Members and FilmBar Unlimited-ish Members | $15 for the general public.

Narrated by legendary multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, Lisa Rovner’s Sisters with Transistors showcases music and exclusive interviews with female electronic pioneers Clara Rockmore, Delia Derbyshire, Daphne Oram, Éliane Radigue, Maryanne Amacher, Bebe Barron, Suzanne Ciani, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, and Wendy Carlos, classically trained musicians and brilliant mathematicians who were discriminated against because of their gender and chosen medium. Not rated. Estimated runtime: 1h 16min. Tickets are available here. 

Weekly Virtual Mindfulness Sessions, April 3, 10, 17 | Noon

Free for Members. $5 suggested donation for the public

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: Paris is Burning, June 16 | 6:30 p.m. and June 19 | 1 p.m.

Limited capacity. Face masks are strongly encouraged. $12 for PhxArt Members and FilmBar Unlimited-ish Members | $15 for the general public.

Where does voguing come from, and what exactly is throwing shade? This landmark documentary, made over seven years, provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African- American and Latinx Harlem drag ball scene, offering an intimate portrait of rival fashion “houses” and featuring legendary voguers, drag queens, and trans women like Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija, Dorian Corey, and Venus Xtravaganza. Rated R. Estimated runtime: 1h 11min. Tickets are available here. 

Virtual Artist Talk – In Conversation: Kimberly Lyle and Pat Pataranutaporn, June 17 | 6 p.m.

Free for Members | $5 suggested donation for the public. 

The 2019 Phoenix Art Museum Artists’ Grants recipient Kimberly Lyle and co-founder of the Futuristic Research Lab Pat Pataranutaporn discuss their collaborations and artistic practices. 

Lyle’s work has been exhibited at the International Symposium on Electronic Arts (Republic of Korea); Symposium for Science, Literature, and the Arts (UC Irvine); the Arizona Biennial at the Tucson Museum of Art; and more. Currently, she is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Digital Art & Design Media at The Pennsylvania State University, and her work is on view as part of PhxArt’s 2019 Phoenix Art Museum Artists’ Grants Recipients Exhibition through September 5, 2021. 

Pataranutaporn is an anti-disciplinary technologist/scientist/artist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is part of the Fluid Interfaces research group at MIT Media Lab, which specializes in designing on-body technology for human enhancement. Pat’s research is at the intersection of generative artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, and wearable computing, specifically at the interface between biological and digital systems. Tickets for this event are available here. 

Above: T.V. to See the Sky – Inspired by Yoko Ono’s work, SKY T.V. will be presented on Zoom. 

T.V. to See the Sky – Inspired by Yoko Ono’s work, SKY T.V., June 21 | Beginning 5:42 am PST and continuing for 24 hours 

Free for Members and the public. Presented on Zoom. 

This event is inspired by Yoko Ono’s second conceptualization of SKY TV in 1967 for the Lisson Gallery, which she described as “a TV just to see the sky. Different channels for different skies, high-up sky, low sky, etc.” SKY TV 1966 (furniture piece) was a video sculpture described by Ono as “a closed circuit TV set up in the gallery for looking at the sky.” It broadcasts a live video feed of the sky from above the building where it was installed—a way to bring the sky inside, even if a space lacked windows. 

In collaboration with Yoko Ono, the Getty Research Institute and the

Feminist Center for Creative Work will present a 24-hour video streaming

of the sky via Zoom. A network of international institutions, including Phoenix Art Museum, will participate in a live broadcast of the sky transmitted to audiences at home. At a time of profound revolution and reflection, a time of restricted travel but great desire for connection, we seek to draw upon Ono’s invocation of the sky as a space of generative possibility and renewal as well as a territory beyond the reach of capital and ownership. This event takes place on June 21 to coincide with and celebrate the Solstice and the Strawberry Moon Eclipse (June 20–24). 

T.V. to See the Sky on June 21 will be transmitted to audiences at home via a 24-hour Zoom video stream. More information on the event and how to RSVP will be available soon on 

Kinky Boots, June 23 | 6:30 p.m. and June 26 | 1 p.m.

$15 for Museum Members | $18 for the public (film only) | $23 for the public (film + Museum admission).

Mostly inspired by true events and with songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is the story of Charlie Price, who, after inheriting a shoe factory from his father, forms an unlikely partnership with cabaret performer and drag queen Lola to produce a line of high-heeled boots that saves the business. Rated PG-13. Estimated runtime: 2h 13min with a 10-minute intermission. Tickets are available here.

Virtual Slow Art at Home | Guided Meditation with Phoenix Art Museum, June 24 | Noon

Free for Members | $5 suggested donation for the public.

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.


Above: The First Friday event, held from 3-7 p.m., will resume on June 4.

First Friday, June 4 | 3 – 7 pm 

Voluntary-donation general admission. SPECIAL-EXHIBITION TICKETS: $5 for adults | FREE for Museum Members, veterans/active-duty military, and kids under 18. 

Every First Friday from 3 – 7 pm, Phoenix Art Museum offers voluntary-donation general admission and reduced rates to view special-engagement exhibitions. This First Friday, PhxArt visitors can also connect with members of CALA Alliance, who will be on site to engage with community members about the organization’s virtual summer workshops. How I Became an Artista is CALA’s K–12 educational and cultural-literacy program that exposes students in the Metro Phoenix area to the life and work of Latinx and Latin American artists as well as contemporary social issues in our region and beyond. This summer, CALA will be offering free art-kits for an at-home art activity inspired by two workshops with teaching artists Gloria Martínez-Granado and Diana Calderón. Visit PhxArt on First Friday to learn more. 

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesdays , Every Wednesday | 3 – 7 p.m. 

Voluntary-donation general admission. SPECIAL-EXHIBITION TICKETS: $5 for Adults | FREE for Museum Members, veterans/active-duty military, and kids. 

From 3 – 7 pm every Wednesday, the Museum offers voluntary-donation general admission and reduced rates to view special-engagement exhibitions. 

For more information, visit