PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
Virtual and Outdoor Events in May
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This May, Phoenix Art Museum will present a number of virtual and outdoor events to provide socially distanced art-engagement opportunities for the community, including a special screening of Great Art on Screen on Mother’s Day, May 9. The Museum will also offer in May discounted admission days for designated frontline workers and medical first responders in gratitude for the sacrifices they have made to care for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a full list of exhibitions on view now at Phoenix Art Museum, visit phxart.org/art/exhibitions/. For information on the Museum’s COVID-19 visitor policies and procedures, click here. 

FEATURED MAY EVENTS 

PhxArt + FilmBar Present Films in the Garden: La Strada: May 1 | 7:30 p.m.

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

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. Not rated. Estimated runtime: 1h 48min. Tickets are available here.

PhxArt Frontline Appreciation Days: May 5 – 16, 2021

For the Museum’s current hours of operation and visitor policies, click here. 

As an expression of gratitude for frontline workers and medical first responders who have given so much of themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic to care for our community, Phoenix Art Museum is honored to host PhxArt Frontline Appreciation Days this May. From Wednesday, May 5 through Sunday, May 16, 2021, nurses, hospital personnel, teachers, EMTs, paramedics, and firefighters will each receive one free general admission ticket to the Museum, including admission to the special-engagement exhibition Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich, organized and circulated by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. To enjoy their complimentary access, each designated worker must present a work badge, ID, business card, or pay stub at the Museum’s Visitor Services desk upon check-in. This offer is not available online. 

Weekly Virtual Mindfulness Sessions: May 6, 13, 20 | 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.

Great Art on Screen: Secret Impressionists: May 9 | 2 p.m.

$15 for Museum Members, $18 for the public (film only), $23 for the public (film + Museum admission). Space is limited due to health and safety restrictions and to ensure ample social distancing. Face masks are required at all times.

This Mother’s Day at Phoenix Art Museum, Great Art on Screen: Secret Impressionists uncovers the story of the art revolution sparked by Impressionism, the artistic movement that produced some of the most beloved artworks in history. The film also unveils 50 previously unseen works by iconic Impressionist masters Manet, Caillebotte, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne, Signac, Sisley, and Morisot. Loaned from some of the most important private collections, these hidden treasures are displayed for the first time in Rome’s Palazzo Bonaparte. Tickets are available here. 

PhxArt + FilmBar Present Films in the Garden: Gimme Shelter: May 13, 14, 15 | 7:30 pm

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

Often referred to as the greatest rock film ever made, the landmark documentary Gimme Shelter follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour, including when 300,000 members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco’s Altamont Speedway. Rated PG (all ages admitted – parental guidance suggested). Estimated runtime: 1h 31min. Tickets are available here.

Virtual Slow Art at Home | Guided Meditation with Phoenix Art Museum: May 27 | 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. May’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: Tokyo Drifter: May 27 – 28 | 7:30 p.m.

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

Reformed killer Tetsu attempts to go straight, but his efforts are thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. Directed by Seijun Suzuki, this jazzy gangster film is a delirious highlight of the brilliantly excessive Japanese cinema of the 1960s. Not rated. Estimated runtime: 1h 22min. 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 Aaron Allen Marner and Bobby Zokaites, click here. 

For more information, visit www.phxart.org