M A RCHâ€“ J UNE 2017
Beneath the instinct to fight there lurks a diviner instinct to love.” – nitobe inazo, bushido: the soul of japan
THERE IS NO END TO THE LIST OF THINGS WE FIGHT ABOUT AS HUMAN BEINGS. PERCEIVED SLIGHTS. CHASMS OF IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES. THINGS THAT TEAR US, CRUSH US, WEAR US AWAY. LIFE IS FULL OF MOMENTS AND MISCOMMUNICATIONS THAT SEEM TO PUSH US FURTHER AWAY FROM ONE ANOTHER, IF WE LET THEM. THIS IS A PLACE WHERE WE DON’T LET THEM. EACH DAY OUR DOORS OPEN TO EVERY PERSON, OFFERING A PLACE TO FIND PEACE AND COMMUNITY. WEAVING THROUGH THE GALLERIES, YOU WILL SEE A WINDOW INTO THE WORLD THAT IS, AND THE WORLD THAT CAN BE. CONTEMPLATIVE AND CALM, EXTROVERTED AND EXCITING, WHATEVER YOU NEED MOST, YOU WILL FIND IT. AFTER ALL, THIS IS YOUR MUSEUM.
Phoenix Art Museum Board of Trustees 2017
VICE CHAIRS Jon Hulburd Rose Papp
TREASURER Mark Feldman
CONTENTS. MARCH – JUNE 2017
3 Letter from the Director 4 The Checklist
22 The Museum Store
6 Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection 8 Yeohlee | Serra
21 Discount Tire Free Family Weekend
10 Schorr Collection 12 Longer Ways to Go
25 MAP@PAM 26 Museum News 27 In Memoriam 28 Palette
14 Sikh Collection
29 Luncheon of Champions
16 On View 18 Contemporary Forum Grant Winners
30 Acknowledgements Circles of Support Corporate Council
19 Contemporary Forum Scult Award
32 Coming Soon
image credits: 1. Yeohlee Teng, Keats dress (detail), Spring/Summer 1992, silk. Gift of Yeohlee Teng,
1995. Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2. Unknown, Portrait of Guru Gobind Singh Ji (The Tenth Guru, 1666-1708) (detail), 19th century. Pigment on paper. Courtesy of the Khanuja Family. 3. Photo courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum 4. Penna Prearo, São todos filhos de...Deus III (They Are All Children of...God III) (detail), 1999. Color photograph. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo Collection, Gift of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York. Photo: Penna Prearo.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Alice Bazlen Tony Astorga Ryan Backlund Alice Bazlen Matthew Boland John Bouma Donald Brandt Jo Brandt Drew Brown* Amy Clague* Amy Cohn Mike Cohn Joan Cremin Denise Delgado Jacquie Dorrance* Eileen Elliott Carter Emerson Mark Feldman Erin Gogolak Michael Greenbaum* Paul Groves Meryl Haber, MD Diane Halle Nancy Hanley Lila Harnett* Jon Hulburd
Tim Jones Jane Jozoff Ellen Katz Ken Kendrick Margot Knight Alan W. Kosloff Joe Lampe Sharron Lewis Judy Linhart Dennis Lyon* Lori Massey Garrett McKnight Doris Ong Rose Papp Jim Patterson David Rousseau Deanna Salazar Jay Schlott Suzanne Selig Ann Siner Adam Singer Angela Singer Raymond Slomski Meredith von Arentschildt * Honorary Trustee
FROM THE DIRECTOR. New Year, everyone! Happy As we begin to look toward spring, it’s a moment to
reflect on the first few months of the new year. We began 2017 by welcoming the return of an iconic piece, The Last Scattering Surface, by Josiah McElheny. This spectacular sculpture, which illuminates our lobby, had been taken into storage to protect it during some necessary repair work in the ceiling above it.
LIGHT HAS BEEN USED BY ARTISTS AS A METAPHOR FOR SO MANY POSITIVE THINGS—HOPE, SPIRITUALITY, SOLACE—AND SO IT IS THE PERFECT PIECE TO WELCOME OUR VISITORS. The McElheny, as we refer to it, lives in our grand Greenbaum Lobby, providing light, warmth, and delight to our visitors. I also think of this piece as symbolic of the entire museum as a place of enlightenment, joy, and community. The piece is like our Phoenix Art Museum family—made up of hundreds of small, seemingly fragile, blown-glass elements, all fitting together perfectly to make a strong unified whole. On rare cloudy days, the piece really radiates, illuminating everything around it with a kind of brilliant optimism. Light has been used by artists as a metaphor for so many positive things— hope, spirituality, solace—and so it is the perfect piece to welcome our visitors. A bright beacon of happiness and cheer. There is comfort in having it back. This issue of PhxArt Magazine is the first of the new year, and its cover is devoted to the exhibition of Samurai armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection.
Our featured exhibition this spring, Samurai is an exquisite collection of arms and regalia of the legendary warrior class of ancient Japan. The Samurai exist in our contemporary imaginations as disciplined and honorable. As you will read in the beautifully-illustrated and comprehensive catalogue that accompanies the exhibition, these warriors lived by a code of ethics, the bushido. This “way of the warrior” was developed during a time of transition under the new shogunate of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542-1616), whereby the former army had to adjust to a more urban and peaceful lifestyle. To quote essayist Eric Meulin, “The strength of the bushido…lay in its unique ability to adapt to a changing environment…. Born of the chaos of battle, the warrior’s code was intended to enable the Samurai to dominate a world of peace….” The Samurai of the Edo period gracefully traversed this era of enormous change in Japan by embracing the new challenges and banding together to lead their beloved land to a new era of peace and prosperity. As we look to the year ahead, I ask you to think about our Museum as a place of enlightenment and community as, together, we forge a new, thriving future for Phoenix Art Museum in the midst of enormous cultural changes. We would do well to learn from the Edo Samurai, embracing the future and making it our own. With gratitude,
AMADA CRUZ The Sybil Harrington Director and CEO
LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
(thə\chek-list\) 1.) A list of artworks to be included in an exhibition or installation. 2.) A guide to can’t-miss events and happenings at Phoenix Art Museum.
To celebrate the Samurai exhibition, Ikebana of Arizona will be hosting several events at Phoenix Art Museum. Ikebana is the Japanese art of sculpture with flowers, known for accentuating line, shape, and form in all areas of the plant. Ikebana of Arizona
March 31 – April 2, 2017 Art of Asia Gallery
Installations: February 28 | 10 am March 17 | 11 am
Installation by Ikenobō, the oldest and largest school of Ikebana in Japan. March 31 | 1 pm
Tours: March 31, April 1, and April 2 | 2:30 pm
LEARN Truthful Acts and Historical Fictions: Lecture by Professor Nora A. Taylor April 30 | 2 pm
Dr. Nora A. Taylor, the Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will present on artists’ misrepresentations of the Vietnam war and the reliability of our vision of the past. This lecture, sponsored by Asian Arts Council, is held in conjunction with The Propeller Group and included free with general admission.
A Hare-Raising Tale
Art Lovers Book Club: The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance by Edmund de Waal March 1 | 1 pm & 5:30 pm March 3 | 2 pm March 11 | 11 am The Hare with Amber Eyes is a memoir by ceramicist Edmund de Waal. When he inherited a collection of 264 tiny Japanese wood and ivory carvings called netsuke, de Waal was curious to know who had touched and held them, and how the collection had managed to survive. This moving memoir and detective story follows as de Waal discovers both the story of the netsuke and of his family over five generations. Space is limited. RSVP required at tickets.phxart.org.
Behind the Scenes
After the Oscars – Celebrity Luncheon March 23 | 10 am – 2 pm
Ever wanted to know what really goes on at the Oscars®? Get the inside scoop from Bill Goodykoontz, chief movie critic for Gannett, and have all your questions answered! Sponsored by Phoenix Art Museum League, all proceeds benefit the Museum. Please call 602.866.8558 or 602.956.4428 for details.
Road Trip The Copperstate Roadrunner April 2 | 7:30 am Don’t miss this chance to experience some of the rarest vintage automobiles in the country. The 80 vintage sports and race cars participating in the annual Bell Lexus North Scottsdale Copperstate 1000 will be on view until 10:30 am at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Bring your car to the new designated Car Corral area, and meet fellow like-minded owners. Visit copperstate1000.com for details.
April 7 | 6 – 8 pm Enjoy an evening of live music by John Thompson, internationally renowned qin player. The qin is a seven-stringed instrument from the zither family, its first use dating back to ancient China. This free event is sponsored by Asian Arts Council.
Prospective Docent Coffee May 15 | 10 am Enjoy coffee and conversation while learning more about becoming a Phoenix Art Museum Docent. Docents are volunteer educators who share their love of art at the Museum, in schools, and throughout our community. No art history background required. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Night at the Museum Party Arty 2.0 June 16 | 7 pm
Join Contemporary Forum in their celebration of the 2016 recipients of the Artists Grant Awards. Food, drinks, music, and art! You must be a member of Contemporary Forum to attend; visit contemporaryforum.org to join.
Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection Through July 16, 2017 Steele Gallery
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rom anime to Star Wars, the image and stories of the Samurai have continued to influence our culture in many forms throughout history. What can we learn about them, as well as our perpetual interest in their culture, when we return to the direct study of their evolution from medieval to early-modern Japan?
Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel BarbierMueller Collection takes visitors on a journey back in time to discover the life, culture, and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors. The exhibition, organized by The Ann & Gabriel Nimaitachidō tōsei gusoku armor (detail) Attributed: Myōchin Yoshimichi and Myōchin Munenori Muromachi period, ca. 1400 (helmet bowl); mid Edo period, 18th century (armor) Iron, shakudō, lacing, silver, wood, gold, brocade, fur, bronze, brass, leather. © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas Photo: Brad Flowers.
Barbier-Mueller Museum in Dallas, features more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets and face masks, weapons, horse trappings, and other battle gear.
The exhibition traces the evolution of the distinctive appearance and equipment of the Samurai through the centuries and examines the warriors’ history through works of consummate craftsmanship and exquisite design. During the centuries covered by the exhibition, warfare evolved from combat between small bands of equestrian archers to the clash of vast armies of infantry and cavalry equipped with swords, spears, and even matchlock guns. Arms and armor were needed in unprecedented quantities, and craftsmen responded with an astonishingly varied array of armor that was both functional and visually spectacular, a celebration of the warrior’s prowess. “Visitors with a variety of interests, from military history to Japanese culture, will find something compelling in these objects,” said Dr. Janet Baker, the Museum’s curator of Asian art. Baker cited the unique opportunity for visitors to deepen their understanding of a historical culture whose presence lives on in the popular imagination. “This exhibition allows us to explore the lives of historical figures who still fascinate us but whom we may not fully understand, whose way of life and approach to the world encompassed far more than responsibilities on the battlefield. To experience these objects in person is to broaden not only our knowledge of history, but of our cultural present and its perspective on the past.” Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection is organized by The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection. Its Phoenix premiere is made possible through the generous support of our presenting sponsors, the J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation and the Margaret T. Morris Foundation, with additional support provided by the Virginia C. Piper Charitable Trust, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Sharron and Delbert R. Lewis, Roberta Aidem, APS, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, and Asian Arts Council.
Bamen (horse mask) Late Edo period, 19th century Leather, metal, lacquer. © The Ann & Gabriel BarbierMueller Museum, Dallas Photo: Brad Flowers
Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel BarbierMueller Collection Lecture by Dr. Janet Baker, Curator May 20 | 2 pm
Nuinobedō tōsei gusoku armor and military equipment Late Momoyama period, c. 1600 (chest armor, helmet bowl, shoulder guards); remounted mid Edo period, mid-18th century Iron, lacquer, gold, bronze, silver, leather, wood, horsehair, hemp, brocade, steel. © The Ann & Gabriel BarbierMueller Museum, Dallas Photo: Brad Flowers
Hoshi sujibachi kabuto (ridged helmet with rivets) Signed: Myōchin Yoshiiye Late Muromachi to mid Edo period, late 16th–early 17th century Iron, brocade, leather, lacing, wood. © The Ann & Gabriel BarbierMueller Museum, Dallas Photo: Brad Flowers
Dr. Janet Baker, Phoenix Art Museum’s curator of Asian art, will discuss the function, design, and symbolism of the collection, as well as the varied roles of Samurai in medieval Japan's social structure and political system. Admission is included free with general admission . This lecture will take place in Whiteman Hall.
Symphony in black
this page: 1. Yeohlee Teng, Keats dress, Spring/Summer 1992, silk. Gift of Yeohlee Teng, 1995. Collection of The
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2. Yeohlee Teng, Evening Dress, Spring/Summer 1992, silk. Cape with dress, Fall/ Winter 1993â€“1994, silk. Gift of Yeohlee Teng, 1995. Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Yeohlee | Serra
March 17 – May 29, 2017 Ellman Fashion Design Gallery
hen fashion encounters art, the meeting of the two prompts connections and considerations heretofore unseen. The three-dimensionality of a garment can activate the materiality of paint on paper; the graphic qualities of a painting may elicit the strictly visual elements of a fabric or material. Viewed side by side, their differences create a larger sphere, made up of positive and negative space, for the viewer to explore and appreciate both media. Pairing a series of gowns by fashion designer Yeohlee Teng with large-scale, oilstick screen prints by artist Richard Serra, Yeohlee | Serra highlights connections between two artists at the intersection of fashion and art. Although conceived
Yeohlee Teng opened her own fashion house, yeohlee, in 1981. Teng’s striking, geometrical approach to design has made her name synonymous with modernity and functionalism in fashion. Using a neutral color palette and minimal seaming, she is known for her ability to explore a piece of cloth with mathematical precision, transforming the fabric into a three-dimensional garment with little to no waste. Three of the five gowns featured in this installation are each cut from seven meters of black and ivory double-faced silk satin, and the additional designs follow a similar rigor.
SERRA AND YEOHLEE'S WORK SHARE CREATIVE AND PHILOSOPHICAL CONNECTIONS, INCLUDING A BOLD USE OF GEOMETRY AND PROPORTION IN RELATION TO SPACE AND THE HUMAN FORM. independently, their work shares creative and philosophical connections, including a bold use of geometry and proportion in relation to space and the human form, as well as a strictly black-and-white color scheme. Both artists consider the inherent qualities of their materials the guiding force of their work. Richard Serra, best known for his large-scale, site-specific sculptures, has been making prints since the early 1970s and continues to create works today with the Los Angelesbased printers at Gemini G.E.L. By building up layers of black oilstick on oversized paper, his intensely-textured prints employ experimental processes that expand the boundaries of traditional screen-printing techniques.
“I like to deal with my materials in a really simple, straightforward manner and I like to bring across the properties of the materials,” Teng says of her approach to design. “I have a deep reverence for textiles. Geometry comes into play, as do numbers. I think there are magical properties to numbers and if you marry the right number systems together, you have a garment that has magical proportions.” Yeohlee | Serra is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum's annual fund.
The Schorr Collection Beginning April 25 Harnett Gallery
MUSEUM WITHOUT WALLS Selections from The Schorr Collection
ou might not recognize the names David and Hannah Lewis. A quiet, unassuming couple who calls London home, the two have spent four decades carefully and painstakingly amassing one of the most important collections of Old Master and 19th-century paintings in the world, and one of the largest private collections in the United Kingdom. With their first purchases in 1967, the Lewises were not art experts, first beginning their collection for the sole purpose of finding art to hang on the walls of their new home in North London. What would transpire would become a passion that would consume their lives for decades to come, and forever transform the galleries of museums all over the world. Today, the Schorr Collection, named for the family of Davidâ€™s wife, Hannah, numbers more than 400 works, ranging from tender 15th-century devotional images to 19th-century French impressionist landscapes and 20th-century Modern Masters. With a range of works from some of the most-recognized names in European painting, including Peter Paul Rubens, Tintoretto, El Greco, J.M.W. Turner, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, EugĂ¨ne Delacroix, and Lucas Cranach the Elder to French impressionists such as Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley, the collection is one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the world.
images from left to right: 1. Bartholomeus Strobel the Younger,
Belshazzar's Feast (detail), late 16th-mid 17th century. Oil on canvas. Long term loan from Schorr Collection. 2. Crispin van den Broeck, Ezekiel and The Dry Bones (detail), 16th century. Oil on panel. Long term loan from Schorr Collection. 3. Vincent Sellaer, Judith with the head of Holofernes (detail), late 16th century. Oil on panel. Long term loan from Schorr Collection. 4. J. M. W. Turner, Dead Sea, late 18thmid 19th century. Watercolor. Long term loan from Schorr Collection.
But this museum-quality assemblage of works has not been sequestered away between the walls of a private home. Instead, the Lewis family have chosen to share their unparalleled collection with the world, lending the works on both a short- and long-term basis to museums and institutions both in their native England, such as the Palace of Westminster in London and the Walker Gallery in Liverpool, to farther-reaching destinations, including Tel Aviv, and our very own Phoenix Art Museum.
THE COLLECTION IS ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD.
A recipient of long-term loans from the Schorr Collection in 2013, the Museum will now welcome an additional 30 paintings. This significant group will include a full-length 17th-century portrait by Anthony van Dyck from his Genoa period; The Lamentation (1558) by Pieter Jansz; and the great Death of Seneca (c. 1625), by Gerard van Honthorst. The new works will also include three series by Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos, Disasters of War, and Los Proverbios (19th century). By sharing these works across the Atlantic, David and Hannah Lewis have done more than assemble an extensive collection of art. They have created a museĂŠ imaginaire, a museum without walls, one that opens its figurative doors in diverse new places, igniting a passion and appreciation for these rare works in visitors all over the world. Selections from The Schorr Collection is organized by Phoenix Art Museum and made possible through the generosity of David and Hannah Lewis. This long-term loan was made possible through the generous support of Friends of European Art.
Longer Ways to Go
April 15 â€“ October 15, 2017 Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography
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f all art forms, photography most often toes the challenging line between the real and the imaginary. Photographic images are records of lived experience, an index of light particles. But the scope of a photograph is determined by the human eye. The photograph has an inherently dual relationship with its subject â€“ the photograph simultaneously observes, judges, and records reality, all while taking on a life of its own.
The most recent collaboration between Phoenix Art Museum and the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography (CCP), Longer Ways to Go delves deep into the complex dialogue that photography can enter into with a subject dear to many. This exhibition explores the symbiotic relationship between photography and the folklore of the American highway, including the emblematic Route 66. Longer Ways juxtaposes photographs from different eras, exploring themes related to travel, ideals of small-town life, the national heritage of westward expansion, and personal freedom, Longer Ways was inspired by a body of photographs of Route 66 by Kozo Miyoshi, a Japanese photographer and former artistin-residence at the Center for Creative Photography. Created in the 1990s, Miyoshi’s photographs of Route 66 are complex, even ambivalent in tone. Rather than re-creating the Route 66 of historical imagination, his photographs show both the areas of the legendary route that have managed to survive through ingenuity, and the once-iconic sites that have fallen into disrepair. Miyoshi’s works embody a construction of American identity that is becoming increasingly self-referential; they suggest the landmark’s transition from highway to scenic byway, from America to Americana.
THESE DEPICTIONS INVESTIGATE THE EXTENT TO WHICH AMERICAN IDENTITY HAS A SOMETIMES FRAUGHT, BUT ALWAYS SIGNIFICANT, RELATIONSHIP WITH THE IDEA OF THE OPEN ROAD. Alongside Miyoshi’s photographs, Longer Ways to Go features a diverse selection from the vast photographic body documenting the image of the American road. Chronologically, Longer Ways to Go begins with works by Depression-era photographers including Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange and Arthur Rothstein, and extends to the present day. The exhibition also features work by Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Robert Frank, Gary Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, Danny Lyon, Ed Ruscha, Joe Deal, Stephen Shore, Richard Avedon, Richard Misrach, Christopher Churchill and scott b. davis. The photographs will be organized thematically, covering topics such as the view of nature from a car window and the cult of the automobile. These depictions investigate the extent to which American identity has a sometimes fraught, but always significant, relationship with the idea of the open road. Longer Ways suggests that not only does travel reflect cultural habits of consumption and leisure, but the meaning with which we imbue it speaks to something deep and ineffable within the American consciousness. Longer Ways to Go is organized by Phoenix Art Museum and the Center for Creative Photography. The exhibition is generously sponsored by INFOCUS, a support group of Phoenix Art Museum.
this page: 1. Kōzō Miyoshi, Near Lavic, California (detail), 1996.
Collection Center for Creative Photography ©Kōzō Miyoshi 2. Mickey Pallas, Buick Convertible and Family, Chicago, 1955. Collection Center for Creative Photography ©1995 Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona Foundation 3. Dorothea Lange, Heading Toward Los Angeles, 1937. Collection Center for Creative Photography opposite page: Roger Minick, Airstream at Monument Valley, Arizona, 1979. Collection Center for Creative Photography ©Roger Minick (1979).
Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage
April 15 â€“ September 10, 2017 Art of Asia Gallery
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ith more than 23 million followers worldwide, the Sikh religion is the fifth largest in the world. Sikhs have been an important presence internationally for centuries. In the late 19th century, many began to immigrate to the West. Yet Sikh history and its belief system are not widely understood. What do adherents of the Sikh faith believe in, and what can we learn about their legacy? The founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak (1469-1539) lived in the Punjab region of India, which includes todayâ€™s north India and Pakistan. Sikhism set out the devotional path that God is One and all creation is equal, without distinction by caste, creed, race, gender or station in life. Guru Nanak was succeeded by nine gurus; the Tenth Guru decreed that no individual would succeed him but spiritual guidance would be drawn from the Holy Book (Guru Granth Sahib).
SIKHISM SET OUT THE DEVOTIONAL PATH THAT GOD IS ONE AND ALL CREATION IS EQUAL.
Since its founding, Sikhism has grown to include followers on all inhabited continents. Sikhs have played important roles throughout world history. Sikhs were an integral part of the British Empire in India, especially as Khalsa, the pure and saintly soldiers of righteousness ordained by the Tenth Guru. The British government utilized Sikh military prowess in India and other British Commonwealth territories. Organized thematically, Virtue and Valor explores key aspects of Sikh religion and history. The installation features a broad swath of objects from the Khanuja Family Collection. Portraits of the gurus, reflecting the meticulous style of traditional Indian painting, will be shown alongside photographs recording the Sikh military presence in British India and beyond, as well as a more contemporary image of the Sikh diaspora in North America. Various implements of war will also be on display, including swords, medals, and a helmet and shield, as well as religious texts with images painted by both Indian and European artists. Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. The Museum expresses its appreciation to the Khanuja family for their support of Asian art.
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Portrait of Guru Gobind Singh Ji (The Tenth Guru, 1666-1708), 19th century. Pigment on paper. Courtesy of the Khanuja Family.
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image credits: Horacio Zabala, Lo esencial está en la mezcla (The Essence is in the Mixture), 2014.
Silkscreen print on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Henrique Faria, New York & Buenos Aires. Photo by Airi Katsuta, courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum.
HORACIO ZABALA: MAPPING THE MONOCHROME Through March 12 Harnett Gallery
This exhibition is the first expansive overview of Argentine artist Horacio Zabala’s work at a major U.S. museum. Mapping the Monochrome features 45 artworks from the 1970s to today, including two site-specific pieces created exclusively for Phoenix Art Museum. Zabala was one of the most important conceptual artists to emerge from Argentina during the latter part of the 20th century, and is still a revolutionary today. Educated as an architect, his artwork has consistently explored how space is defined. This exhibition is a journey through his past and present artistic production, from distorted maps of South America to monochromatic canvases mapped in sequences upon the wall. As he remarked, “The work of art is a navigable surface and at the same time an instrument of navigation. You know as well as I that a good journey always transforms the traveler.” The exhibition catalogue was produced in collaboration with the Buenos Aires Museo Colección Fortabat, and is the first bilingual English-Spanish publication produced by Phoenix Art Museum to feature original research. The exhibition is organized by Phoenix Art Museum and is made possible by the generosity of Shawn and Joe Lampe.
Photo courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum.
INFOCUS JURIED EXHIBITION OF SELF-PUBLISHED PHOTOBOOKS Through April 9 Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography
Through the beginning of April, visitors can experience the second triennial INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks. Inspired by the atmosphere and feel of a used bookstore, visitors to the Museum’s Norton Gallery will be able to sit and leisurely peruse the wide assortment of books on view. All books selected by the panel of jurors have been self-published and submitted by the artists themselves. Many of them explore and push the limits of the book itself, resulting in an imaginative array of photographic stories that serve to create a smaller, more intimate art experience. The exhibition is organized by Phoenix Art Museum in collaboration with INFOCUS. It is made possible through the generosity of INFOCUS and donors to the Museum’s annual fund.
THE PROPELLER GROUP Through May 14 Anderman, Marshall and Hendler Galleries
Based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Los Angeles, California, The Propeller Group is a crossdisciplinary collaboration whose work merges conceptual art practices—partially steeped in the politicallyinflected artwork of the 1990s—with the forms and methods of popular media today. The Propeller Group presents a number of multi-part projects from the past five years, comprised of videos and related objects. Fade In tracks the fake antiques trade in Vietnam. The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music is a film that weaves together funerary traditions from Ho Chi Minh City and New Orleans. Other recent works scrutinize the histories of specific weapons: namely the AK-47 and M16, two rifles that in mainstream movies are often associated with Vietnam and countries in the West, respectively. This is the first time that these projects have been exhibited together since the group was formed in 2006. The exhibition was organized by Phoenix Art Museum , the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. Its Phoenix premiere is made possible through the generous support of Contemporary Forum, a support group of Phoenix Art Museum, and the Saltlick Family Trust Co.
Contemporary Forum’s Artists Grants Winners' Exhibition
June 7 – September 3, 2017 Lewis Gallery
expectations From L-R: David Emitt Adams, Constance McBride, Patricia Sannit, Christine Cassano, Mary Meyer. Not pictured: Bryan David Griffith.
ontemporary Forum’s Artists Grants Program fosters the creation of contemporary art by encouraging and assisting emerging artists living in Arizona. We asked the five 2016 recipients to give us their "elevator speech" – all that can be said as an elevator moves between floors – on what to expect from their upcoming exhibition: DAVID ADAMS: By printing images on discarded cans, scrap metal, and other detritus collected from the landscapes I photograph, my emphasis lies in the close relationship between civilization and the natural environment.
CHRISTINE CASSANO: My planned installation, Tethered Tensions, will be comprised of more than 500 feet of my own long hair woven into rope-like strands, surreal motherboards made of paperthin porcelain, along with concrete and moss.
BRYAN DAVID GRIFFITH: Rethinking Fire is about how cultural perceptions and human impacts, from fire suppression to climate change, have contributed to catastrophic wildfires in the Southwest.
CONSTANCE MCBRIDE: My practice is inspired by nature and the human form. I think about layers while investigating the changes our bodies, ourselves, experience over time.
MARY MEYER: Through a large wall installation that will carry more than 600 individual components, I investigate the notion of biophilia: our innate human tendency to seek physical connection with nature and living systems.
Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award Exhibition June 7 – September 3, 2017 Anderman Gallery
FINDING A COMMON HUMANITY
he Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award is presented annually to a mid-career artist who has, among other criteria, demonstrated a sustained degree of excellence and commitment to contemporary art over a significant period of time. The award includes a $5000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum.
Q: What does receiving the Scult Award mean to you? A: It’s wonderful validation. I work hard and take my work seriously because I want to communicate to a broad audience; this award allows me to do just that. It’s very important for me to find a common language between people, something that crosses culture, time, and history. Especially in these divisive times, finding commonality is so important. When we’re focused on ideology, we only see our differences. The idea of building community outside of that motivates me. Q: You have a strong community presence, through your work in organizing local art events and facilitating collaborative art projects. What motivates you to focus on projects that involve so many people?
Q&A with Patricia Sannit, the 2016 Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award Recipient my work to help people find this part of themselves. To have my studio filled with people is a physical manifestation of the meaning of my work – finding our common humanity. And it’s just fun, like a knitting circle or a book club – it prompts spontaneous conversation and relationships. Q: What can we expect to see in your solo exhibition? A: One part of the exhibition will be an installation of dozens of clay head-like forms that serve as a partial record of contemporary and historical events. The impulse for the work is to explore the continuity of change throughout history. I also hope to have an experimental aspect to the show, where museum visitors can interact with the work. The installation will change with time, and outside forces will leave their mark.
A: I am constantly looking to engage with people who don’t think of themselves as artists. It’s a big part of
An Evening with Patricia Sannit
Contemporary Forum Awards Presentation & Art Exhibition Whiteman Hall | free admission
The CF Lecture Series is generously sponsored by Fennemore Craig, P.C.
Join us for a lecture by artist Patricia Sannit. Her talk will be followed by the announcement of the 2017 Artists Grants Recipients and 2017 Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award Recipient. The evening includes an art exhibition featuring the works of the 2016 award recipients.
June 7th | 6:30 pm
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his year marks an important step in making the Museum more accessible to everyone: the Discount Tire Free Family Weekend. Since January, Phoenix Art Museum has expanded Discount Tire Free Family Sunday into Discount Tire Free Family Weekend. Thanks to a new and generous grant provided by Diane and Bruce Halle and Discount Tire Company, a national tire and wheel retailer headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum will now open one weekend per month free to all visitors. The Discount Tire Free Family Weekend will feature a variety of special hands-on, educational programming and collaborations with local artists and partner organizations designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. “Discount Tire is thrilled to be able to provide free admission one weekend each month to all Arizona families,” said Bruce T. Halle, who founded Discount Tire Company in 1960. “Over
2017 DATES FOR DISCOUNT TIRE FREE FAMILY WEEKEND
the past year, Diane and I have been inspired to see how many families took advantage of the opportunity to experience Phoenix Art Museum, and we are excited to provide a new gift that allows many more families to spend time together at the Museum.” In addition to the opportunities to experience art throughout the galleries, the Museum’s Education Department has used the Discount Tire Free Family days to feature interactive experiences, hands-on art activities, story time with Phoenix Public Library, and musical and dance performances. Some of the Valley organizations that have collaborated with the Museum on these free days include Arizona Opera, Rosie’s House: A Musical Academy for Children, Audubon Arizona, East Valley Children’s Theatre, and DJ Musa Mind, among others. Artist collaborations include dancer and choreographer Nicole L. Olson, artist Yai Vila, painter Antoinette Cauley, and many more.
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• August 12 and 13 • September 9 and 10 • October 14 and 15 • November 11 and 12 • December 9 and 10
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Commemorate your Samurai experience with these unique gift ideas for your favorite people.
Jewel Bloom 1 CHERRY-BLOSSOM NECKLACE $115.00 | $103.50 MEMBER’S PRICE
Japan has long celebrated the blooming of the sakura, or blossoming cherry trees. Enjoy your own sakura bloom all year long with this flower choker made of stone, pearls, and rose quartz. Handcrafted in the USA.
War and Piece 2 SAMURAI 500-PIECE JIGSAW PUZZLE $16.95 | $15.26 MEMBER’S PRICE
Thoughtfully-conceived and beautifullyintricate, this 500-piece Samurai-themed jigsaw puzzle combines superb color, stunning and unusual images, and sturdy construction to delight both novice and veteran puzzlers alike.
Cold War 3 SAMURICE ICE POPS $14.99 | $13.49 MEMBER’S PRICE
Even the coolest Samurai need a little refresher sometimes. Fill these plastic molds with your favorite fruit juice, pop them in the freezer, and and enjoy. Includes 2 sets of molds.
Box In 4 SAMURAI BENTO BOX $27.50 | $24.75 MEMBER’S PRICE
Lunch just got a little more exciting with our Samurai bento box. Painted in the style of Kokeshi dolls, the box contains two compartments with an airtight lid, plus a bowl for your soup du jour. Hand-painted in Japan and BPA-free.
History Book 5 ART OF ARMOR EXHIBITION CATALOGUE $65.00 | $58.50 MEMBER’S PRICE – HARDCOVER $45.00 | $40.50 MEMBER’S PRICE – PAPERBACK
Savor the Samurai experience for years to come with this beautifully-illustrated volume commemorating Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum. From photographs to essays by prominent scholars in the field of historical research, this book makes a great gift for the history-buff or Samuraiaficionado in your life.
Fold Gold 6 AMAZING ORIGAMI KIT $18.95 | $17.06 MEMBER’S PRICE
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, this origami kit is a perfect gift for that person who needs a little of this peaceful, ancient art in his or her life. This complete set features step-by-step instructions, a fully-illustrated 64-page booklet, and 144 high-quality origami sheets with delicate patterns and gold details, recalling the traditional designs of Japanese kimono fabrics.
Sweet Sword 7 SAMURAI CAKE KNIFE $12.99 | $11.69 MEMBER’S PRICE
Slice so switftly and silently, your favorite cake and baked goods will never see it coming. Molded from food-safe polypropylene plastic.
Lucky Man 8 SAMURAI KOKESHI DOLL $49.99 | $44.99 MEMBER’S PRICE
Kokeshi dolls, traditional dolls from the Tōhoku region of Japan, are considered to be protection against bad luck, offered as gifts on special occasions to loved ones. Handmade from wood and decorated by skilled craftsmen, each doll has a personality all its own.
Bowled Over 9 JAPANESE TEA BOWLS $29.99 - $39.99 | $26.99 - $35.99 MEMBER’S PRICE
Tea bowls serve an integral role in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, which was an important companion to a Samurai’s martial arts training. These handcrafted bowls, made of the finest materials, were fired in kilns in Japan by artists dedicated to this unique craft.
Seven Up 10 SEVEN-CARD SAMURAI GAME $21.99| $19.79 MEMBER’S PRICE
A fun and light strategy game, Seven-Card Samurai is perfect for 2-8 players. Complete with beautiful illustrations, this game blends Rummy and Poker for a unique twist. Ideal for ages 9 and older.
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A DREAM TODAY, A FUTURE TOMORROW. There is an old Irish proverb that says, “May the joys of today be those of tomorrow.” More than just a longing for endless good in our lives, it speaks to a dream for a future as bright as the light we know today. We hope that the joy you feel today when you step into the Museum, the richness of what you experience, will inspire you to help us ensure that joy lasts through every tomorrow to come, through the generosity of a planned gift.
We’d love a chance to tell you more about our planned giving program. Chris Rudolph, Director of Development 602.257.2114 | firstname.lastname@example.org
PETSMART CONNECTS VETERANS, MILITARY WITH ART
MAP@PAM program makes free admission possible for all veterans and their families
hanks to the generosity of PetSmart,® Phoenix Art Museum now offers complimentary admission to all veterans, retired, and active-duty military and their immediate families. Known as the Military Access Program at Phoenix Art Museum (MAP@PAM), the program was made possible by the generosity of PetSmart, which covers the cost of general admission and tickets to specialengagement exhibitions through 2017. The program reflects the Museum’s ongoing commitment to exploring opportunities to increase access to art for every member of our community. Phoenix-based PetSmart, the nation’s largest specialty pet retailer, has continued to support that mission, first through their generous support of the Museum’s First Friday program, an essential Phoenix experience, and now, broadening their support to include opening doors in appreciation of veterans, retired and active-duty military and their families. “Through selfless acts of service, veterans, activeduty, and retired military have sacrificed so much for our country,” said Michael Massey, president and chief executive officer for PetSmart. “Through our collaboration with Phoenix Art Museum, PetSmart is honored to support the men and women who serve our country and wish to recognize their acts of service through the MAP@PAM.”
PETSMART IS HONORED TO SUPPORT THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE OUR COUNTRY AND WISH TO RECOGNIZE THEIR ACTS OF SERVICE THROUGH THE MAP@PAM.
“We are profoundly grateful for PetSmart’s compassionate generosity, which enables the Museum to provide unlimited, free access to art, exhibitions, and educational programming for military families, both locally and those visiting from across the country,” said Amada Cruz, the Museum’s Sybil Harrington Director and CEO. “We are so pleased to show our appreciation for those who give so fully of themselves on behalf of our nation, and for their families, who bear a weighty burden through their support and sacrifice.”
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MUSEUM NEWS ARRIVALS
Linda Alvarez has joined the Museum as teen programs coordinator. Previously, Alvarez served as a scheduler and teacher resource center assistant at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. She earned a bachelor of arts in visual arts from Bowdoin College.
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Patricia Vitola has joined Phoenix Art Museum as the assistant to the deputy director of advancement. Previously, Vitola served as an administrative coordinator at the Phoenix Childrenâ€™s Hospital Foundation. Vitola earned a bachelor of science in restaurant institutional management from Johnson & Wales University.
PROMOTIONS Paula Ibieta has been promoted to the role of senior communications specialist. Ibieta joined the Museum in 2016 as a publication project manager, helping to produce the first Independent Woman Luncheon Lifestyle Guide. Previously, she was a freelance writer and editorial assistant with the Museo de Arte de Lima in Peru. Ibieta earned a bachelor of arts in art and architectural history from Harvard College.
Gallery Attendants Bryan Acosta Raeanna Begay Caroline Billard Tatiana Bradasevic Michael Clark Daniel Daugherty Felix de la Canada Lucy De Leon Tamara Dill Daniel Dudley Cerise Galindo Jenna Green Skye Kelly Andria Olson Shawnta Porter Ethan Rhoads Samantha Sanchez Shyanne Shilson Rachel Smith Andrew Soldano Bailee Thurston Sonja White Damon Woods Visitor Services Associates Cassandra Abril Stacy Foster Stephanie Luna
From L-R: Linda Alvarez, Patricia Vitrola and Paula Ibieta
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tephen Rineberg, longtime supporter of Phoenix Art Museum and past chairman of the Board of Trustees (2001 – 2003), passed away on January 3, 2017. Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, Steve graduated from Exeter, Princeton, and the Wharton School, and had a long and successful career in spirits distribution. He is survived by Gail, his beloved wife of 58 years; his three children; and eight grandchildren. It is difficult to express how much Steve mattered to all of us at the Museum. Perhaps it can be best summed up in a simple memory: whenever Steve spoke of Phoenix Art Museum, he always said, “we” and “our,” his loyal, matchless devotion more closely resembling family. He gave freely of himself, serving not
only as a former chairman of the board, but as a longtime honorary Trustee. His astounding generosity helped to create access to great art for our city. Longtime, passionate collectors of both contemporary art and Asian ceramics, Steve once said of himself and Gail, “We buy to share.” As they completed a collection, they generously donated the works to the Museum, sharing their joy and passion with the entire community. Today, you might hear the name ‘Rineberg’ most often when referring to the gallery space in the heart of the North Wing. Each visitor who enters the Museum passes through Rineberg Gallery every day. A space at the center of it all, Rineberg Gallery
is a kind of meeting place where the pathways through the Museum converge. Head to the west, and you’ll enter Steele Gallery, where today you could explore an exhibition of samurai regalia. Head to the east and you can visit the Art of Asia Galleries, which feature some of the Rinebergs' own cherished gifts. Head south, and the contemporary wing awaits you. That this connecting space bears the Rineberg name is a fitting tribute to a man who was, in many ways, a connector. Through his generosity and longtime volunteer leadership, Steve was dedicated to creating pathways to art for all people. His love for our Museum, for our community, will never be forgotten.
hile originating in England in the 19th century, brunch only became a popular meal to enjoy with family and friends in the United States in the 1930s. The portmanteau of breakfast and lunch, brunch is the perfect meal for the late risers and Sunday church attendees. It first consisted of marmalades and pastries, tea and coffee, and was often followed by heavier items such as meats, cheeses, sandwiches, and salads. At Palette, brunch is a staple of the menu. This cheerful and sociable spread is the perfect time to catch up with old friends. A leisurely meal on a Sunday, followed by a visit to Phoenix Art Museum, is a flawless start to the week. With the Museum being open at noon and Palette closing at 3:30 pm on Sundays, there is plenty of time to enjoy brunch. To begin your brunch feast, we always suggest a Kir Royale or Bloody Mary. A Kir Royale is a French cocktail with crème de cassis topped with champagne and served in a flute glass. This relaxed meal should always start with a shared plate for the table, such as Honey-Almond Brie with Warmed Lavosh and Apple Compote.
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On the lighter side, a delicious and seasonal salad is the perfect second course. The Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Arugula, Citrus Marinated Beets, Goat Cheese, Pistachios and Sherry Vinaigrette, is a blend of end of winter flavors with bursts of spring citrus. For a larger appetite, a second course of Crab Cake Benedict with poached eggs, house-made crab cakes and Hollandaise is a quintessential brunch plate. For the Southwest eater, a Pulled Pork Omelet with roasted corn, black beans, poblano, cotija, roasted tomato salsa and roasted potato hash will bring all of the flavors. For the brunch goer who wants a true mix of breakfast and lunch, why not the B.E.S.T. sandwich? Bacon, egg, spinach, tomato, and pesto mayo, all on a delicious locally made bread. To complete your meal, an “afternoon-cap” of another Sunday libation should complete the meal. But if you must always order dessert, a slice of Coconut Cake is the perfect finale! Brunch is served each Sunday from 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm. To see the full menu, visit phxart.org/palette.
Luncheon of Champions Get up close and personal with two sports greats while supporting your Phoenix Art Museum
hoenix Art Museum is excited to announce the 2017 Luncheon of Champions featuring a conversation between ESPN’s Mike Wilbon and Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the 2016 World-Champion Chicago Cubs. This unique event celebrates the art of baseball, joining sports and art enthusiasts for an afternoon that benefits exhibitions and education programming at the Museum. These two sports history-makers will bring to life their experiences at the top of their games, with unique insights into what it takes to truly be a champion.
Luncheon of Champions March 24 | 11:30 am Cummings Great Hall tickets
$300 individual tickets | tickets.phxart.org For more information, contact: email@example.com All proceeds benefit exhibitions and educational programs at Phoenix Art Museum
In Gratitude We are grateful to those who tirelessly support the work of Phoenix Art Museum through active leadership roles, executing events like Luncheon of Champions, which has a direct impact on our exhibition and educational programming.
THEO EPSTEIN Chicago Cubs, President, Baseball Operations In 2016, Epstein led the Chicago Cubs to its first World Series title in 108 years, which marked his third world championship; he had previously helped the Boston Red Sox to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007 while he was General Manager with the team. Currently in his 26th season in Major League Baseball, Epstein enters his sixth season with The Cubs, where he has helped make more than 45 trades during his tenure. The team has also seen increased win totals every year, from 61 to 66 to 73 to 97 to 103 in 2016. In 2012, Epstein became the youngest General Manager in baseball history at the age of 28. Two years later, at age 30, he became the youngest General Manager to win a World Series. In 2009, Theo was named Executive of the Decade for baseball by The Sporting News and was third on the Sports Illustrated list of Top10 GMs/Executives of the Decade in all sports. MIKE WILBON Sportscaster and TV Host, ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption Michael Wilbon is a co-host of ESPN’s award winning show Pardon The Interruption and a contributor to ESPN/ABC coverage of the NBA. Previously, Wilbon worked for 30 years as a reporter and columnist for The Washington Post. Wilbon’s columns in The Post and his commentary for ESPN deal as much with the issues of the day as they relate to what happens on the fields or courts. Since his career began in 1980, Wilbon edited two books on The New York Times best-seller list with Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley. In 2009, Wilbon was honored by the National Association of Black Journalists with the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001 he was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, as the top sports columnist in America and has been inducted into both the D.C. Sports Hall of Fame and the Chicago Sports Hall of Fame.
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Phoenix Art Museum gratefully acknowledges those whose annual Circles of Support and Corporate Council gifts support our exhibitions, educational programs, activities and services for the community.
Circles of Support Please note Directors Circle includes those who gave a donation between September 16, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
BENEFACTORS CIRCLE $50,000+
°Roberta Aidem *Mr. and Mrs. Drew M. Brown Lee and *Mike Cohn *The Dorrance Family Foundation Bud and Gerry Grout The *Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation *Ellen and Howard C. Katz *Sue and Bud Selig *Adam and Iris Singer FOUNDERS CIRCLE $25,000+
Allison and Bob Bertrand Dawn and *Jay Schlott The °Gary and Diane Tooker Family Foundation PRESIDENTS CIRCLE $10,000+
Anonymous Jett and Julia Anderson Milena and *Tony Astorga *Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Backlund *Alice and Jim Bazlen °Debbie and Brent Berge *Matthew Boland and Christopher Greulich *John and Bonnie Bouma *Jo and Bill Brandt Ginger and *Don Brandt *Amy Clague Carol and Larry Clemmensen Andrew and *Amy Cohn *Joan D. Cremin *Denise and Bob Delgado *Eileen Elliott and Frank Mauer *Carter and Susan Emerson *Mark and Diana Feldman *Erin and John Gogolak Heather and *Michael D. Greenbaum *Paul and Mary Beth Groves *Dr. and Mrs. Meryl Haber *Mrs. Lee T. Hanley *Lila Harnett *Jon and Carrie Hulburd *Mr. and Mrs. Tim Jones *Jane and Mal Jozoff Randy and *Ken Kendrick Irvin and Barbara Kessler
*Margot and Dennis Knight Judy and *Alan Kosloff Mr. and Mrs. *Joseph O. Lampe Mr. and Mrs. Peter Larson Jan and Tom Lewis Del and *Sharron Lewis Sam and *Judy Linhart Janis and *Dennis Lyon *Lori and Michael Massey *Garrett McKnight °Susan and Mark Mulzet Dr. and *Mrs. Hong-Kee Ong *Rose and Harry Papp Mr. and Mrs. *James S. Patterson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reitman Gail and °Stephen Rineberg *David Rousseau *Deanna and Randy Salazar *Ms. Ann Siner *Angela and Leonard Singer Pam and *Ray Slomski Jane Wallace Thorne Charles and *Meredith von Arentschildt TRUSTEES CIRCLE $5,000+
Anonymous Betty and Frank Barber Craig and Barbara Barrett Uta Monique Behrens °John and Oonagh Boppart Betsy and Kent Bro Richard and Ann Carr Larry Donelson °Richard and Susan Goldsmith Beverly N. Grossman Phil and Susan Hagenah Judith Hardes Jeanne and °Gary Herberger Ricki Dee and John Jennings Jones Wajahat Family Carol and Kenneth Kasses Mark and Betsy Kogan David and Dawn Lenhardt Vicki and Kent Logan Marianne and Sheldon B. Lubar Diane and Larry McComber Pat McKennon Matthew and Mary Palenica Lois and John Rogers Barbara and Jeffrey G. Schlein Ms. Therese M. Shoumaker Julie and Barry Smooke Nancy Swanson Patricia and Paul Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Tratt
Gilbert Waldman and Christy Vezolles Gina A. Warren °Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Weil III Dr. Judith G. Wolf CONNOISSEURS CIRCLE $2,500+
Anonymous (2) Joan Benjamin and Larry Cherkis James T. Bialac Sumner Brown and Lyn Bailey Katherine and Charles Case Marc and Mary Ann Cavness Mary Beth and Joe Cherskov Maureen and John Chestnut °Mr. and Mrs. William Wallace Clements Edie and James Cloonan Betsy and Jim Donley Cheryl and Jeffrey Fine George and Ann Fisher Dean and Taylor Griffin Kevin and Terri Healy Karen and Bob Hodges Rachel and Jonathan Hoffer Doris and Martin Hoffman Family Foundation Dr. Bill Howard and Iris Wigal Christine Hughes Nancy Husband °Dr. Eric Jungermann Ellen and Bob Kant Dr. and Mrs. Jamie Kapner Ravi and Sherry Koopot °Carolyn R. Laflin Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Lavinia °Richard and °Sally Lehmann Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. Lorenzen Mrs. Herbert J. Louis Roger and Victoria Marce Steve and Janice Marcus Cindy and °Don Martin Sandra Matteucci °John H. Morrell Michael and Jane Murray Fred and Linda Nachman Stuart and Carol Nierenberg Carol Orloski Robert and Myra Page John J. Pappas Christopher H. Price and Edie Taylor Vincent and Janie Russo Saltlick Family Trust John and Claudia Schauerman Jacqueline Schenkein and Michael Schwimmer
Sheila Schwartz Mary and Stanley Seidler Charles and Rowena Simberg Diane and Jay Simons °Diana E. and Paul B. Smith Barbara Steiner Joan and Roger Strand James and Barbara Sturdivant °Betty Lou Summers Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Turchi Mrs. Betty Van Denburgh Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Vecchione Joan and James von Germeten Charles and Vonnie Wanner °Mr. and Mrs. William G. Way William C. Weese, M.D. Dr. Anthony T. and °Eileen Ong Yeung DIRECTORS CIRCLE $1,500+
Anonymous (2) Judy Ackerman and Richard Epstein Sara and °Alvan Adams Rebecca Ailes-Fine and Peter Fine Makenna and Mike Albrecht Caralee Allsworth Ellen Andres-Schneider and Ralph Andres Jeanne W. Archer °Peter and Pari Banko Carol Barmore °Regina and °Peter Bidstrup/ The Bidstrup Foundation Herb and Betty Bool Nancy and Joe Braucher Linda H. Breuer Eric and Dorothy Bron Marilyn Brophy Rebecca Burnham and Robert James Rhett and Kay Butler Judge and Mrs. Earl H. Carroll Jill Christenholz Lattie and Elva Coor °Mr. and Mrs. John Cotton °Bruce Covill and Lucia Renshaw Luino and Margaret Dell'Osso Robert and Peggy Dunn Judith and John Ellerman Katalin Festy-Sandor Noel and Anne Fidel Anita Fishman Dr. Stephen and Madeleine Fortunoff Wendy Franz and Bob Wirthlin °Mrs. Donald F. Froeb Elton Gilbert Peter and Wendy Gordon Mr. and Mrs. James E. Grier
The Harold and Jean Grossman Family Foundation Ms. Ashley Harder Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Hauser Judy and Stuart Heller Ms. Mary Beth Herbert and Mr. Cecil Penn Linda Herman Lynda and Arthur Horlick Betty Hum Gigi Jordan and Bob Patterson Ruth R. Kaspar Brian and Carol Kenney Kathy and Fred Kenny °Andrew B. and Wan Kyun Rha Kim James and Ina Kort Susan Kovarik and Brian Schneider Marilyn Larson Bruce and Jane Lawson Thomas S. and Sheri A. Levin Dr. Dorothy Lincoln-Smith °K. David and Ann Lindner Jeffrey and Tiia Mandell °Paul and Merle Marcus Martha Martin Mim J. McClennen Carol and °Howard McCrady Janet and John Melamed Jolyn and Earl Miller David and Judee Morrison Mark Nemschoff and Barbara Crisp Lynn S. Neuville Robert and Mary Newstead Richard B. and °Patricia E. Nolan Barbara and Donald Ottosen Leah Pallin-Hill and Bryan Hill David and Mary Patino Carol and Richard Peairs Mrs. Maritom K. Pyron Joanne and James Rapp David and Suzie Restad Betsy Retchin Sunnie Richer and Roger Brooks Stephen and Constance Robin Rosalind Robinson Merle and Steve Rosskam Mary Ell Ruffner Val and Ray Sachs Mary and Tom Sadvary Jana Sample Stella and Mark Saperstein Janice C. Schade Arlene and Morton Scult Larry Seay and Barbara Walchli John and Patricia Seybolt Diane L. Silver and James R. Condo
Donald and Dorothea Smith Jean and Scott Spangler °Betsy and Bruce Stodola Paula and Jack Strickstein Sean Sweat Anne and Steve Thomas Kathy and Fritz Thomas Fred and Gail Tieken Pat and Phil Turberg Jacquie and Merrill Tutton Annie Waters and Bob Ryan Ronald G. Wilson and Bonnie Naegle-Wilson Georgia Ray and R. Stephen Wolfe Stephen and Robin Woodworth Del and Diana Worthington CORPORATE BENEFACTORS LEVEL $50,000+
APS Arizona Commission on the Arts Arizona Costume Institute Contemporary Forum Cox Communications Discount Tire Company The Dorrance Family Foundation The Flinn Foundation Friends of European Art The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation William Randolph Hearst Foundation JPMorgan Chase & Co. J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation Margaret T. Morris Foundation The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Men's Arts Council National Endowment for the Arts Neiman Marcus PetSmart Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Thunderbird Charities The Virginia M. Ullman Foundation CORPORATE FOUNDERS LEVEL $25,000+
Asian Arts Council AZ Lifestyle Magazine BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona Cyberitas Enterprises, LLC INFOCUS Jane A. Lehman and Alan G. Lehman Foundation The Phoenician Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture SRP UMB Bank Arizona
Wells Fargo Wells Fargo Private Bank CORPORATE PRESIDENTS LEVEL $10,000+
Arizona Bank & Trust Arizona Taste Catering Bank of America BMO Harris Bank Capital Group Copper Square Kitchen Corporate Presentation Network David E. Adler, Inc. Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Foundation Ernst & Young LLP John Brooks, Inc. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Macy's Maricopa Community Colleges My Sister's Closet Phoenix Art Museum League Santa Barbara Catering Company Tarbell's Tempe Camera Repair Incorporated US Airways/American Airlines The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation Western Art Associates Women's Metropolitan Arts Council CORPORATE TRUSTEES LEVEL $5,000+
Anonymous Accenture Alliance Bank of Arizona Ameriprise Financial, Inc. AZ Big Media Barnes & Noble Booksellers Bonhams Bruce Brown Catering Cambria Creations in Cuisine Catering Cullum Homes Wilhelm\DOXA Edward Jones Investments Fabulous Food Gammage & Burnham, PLC Larsen Gallery Main Dish MJ Insurance Northern Trust Bank, NA Pearson & Company Phoenix Suns Snell & Wilmer Sotheby's
Twiford Foundation Versant Capital Management WORKSBUREAU architecture CORPORATE CONNOISSEURS LEVEL $2,500+
Anonymous Alphagraphics #4 Arizona Humanities Council Christie's The De Falco Family Foundation, Inc. The Maurice R. and Meta G. Gross Foundation M Catering by Michael's Practical Art, LLC The Red Book & azredbook.com Sacks Tierney P.A. Scottsdale League for the Arts Sun State Builders Total Wine & More CORPORATE DIRECTORS LEVEL $1,500+
Art Solutions & Installations, LLC azarchitecture.com/Jarson & Jarson Buse Printing and Packaging Calvin Charles Gallery Cole-Belin Education Foundation Collector's Study Club Courier Graphics Corporation Dickinson Wright Phoenix Art Museum Docents Fennemore Craig, PC French Designer Jeweler Globe Foundation Goodmans Interior Structures Greystar J.W. Harris Inc. Jet Linx Scottsdale Lisa Sette Gallery P.S. Studios, Inc. Quench Fine Wines Southwest Gas Corporation Southwest Rubber and Supply Co., Inc. Tilt Gallery Topete/Stonefield, Inc. The Westin Phoenix Downtown
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Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art
September 1 – December 17, 2017 Steele Gallery
Contemporary Brazilian Art For the first time in the United States, Phoenix Art Museum will host a large-scale exhibition featuring the extraordinary collection of the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art. Penna Prearo, São todos filhos de...Deus III (They Are All Children of...God III), 1999. Color photograph. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo Collection, Gift of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York. Photo: Penna Prearo.
n the era of globalization, in which the internationalization of art has increasingly eroded regional differences, what is “Brazilian” about contemporary Brazilian art? Co-curated by Phoenix Art Museum and São Paulo’s Museu de Arte Moderna, this ground-breaking exhibition explores radical proposals by Brazilian artists working in various media primarily from the 1990s-2000s. Past/Future/Present offers a unique overview of artists recognized as the pioneers of their generation whose works have international resonance. Rarely seen side-by-side outside the country, these artists maintain a creative dialogue with past Brazilian artistic traditions while also looking toward the future with a wider, global perspective and boundless creativity.
DON’T MISS OUT. RENEW BY JUNE 30. This special-engagement exhibition will be a ticketed event in addition to general admission, but offered free to all Museum Members. Be sure to renew your membership before June 30! Past/Future/Present is organized by Phoenix Art Museum in collaboration with the Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo (MAM-SP). This exhibition is generously funded by The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation.
WE THRIVE BECAUSE YOU CARE. NOTHING WORKS WITHOUT YOU. For more than 55 years, Phoenix Art Museum has opened its doors on Central and McDowell to welcome our community and give them a rare opportunity to see great art. From Rembrandt to Rockwell, mysteries of Egypt to American muscle cars, Hollywood costumes to cutting-edge couture, each year we are able to bring the best of the world home to our city in the sun, because of the generosity and commitment of our Circles of Support, our Museum Members, and our diverse support groups. From everyone at Phoenix Art Museum, and from the nearly 300,000 visitors who pass through our doors, young and old alike, we thank you. We could not do it without you.
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Nimaitachidō tōsei gusoku armor (detail) Attributed: Myōchin Yoshimichi and Myōchin Munenori Muromachi period, ca. 1400 (helmet bowl); mid Edo period, 18th century (armor) Iron, shakudō, lacing, silver, wood, gold, brocade, fur, bronze, brass, leather. © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas Photo: Brad Flowers.
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