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More than 10,000 friends gathered at Phoenix Art Museum during the first weekend of October, in celebration of First Friday and the opening of Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic. That weekend, our spaces became a dance club, a performance hall, a party, a classroom, a coffee shop, a family room, a museum. We hope you’ll join us.

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"And then take yourself out dancing, to a club where no one knows you, stand on the outside of the floor until the lights convince you more and more and the music shows you. Dance like no one’s watching." – tanya davis


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Phoenix Art Museum Board of Trustees 2016 – 2017



Mike Cohn

VICE CHAIRMEN Jon Hulburd Rose Papp

TREASURER Mark Feldman

SECRETARY Alice Bazlen




5 Letter from the Director

18 On View

6 The Checklist

19 Martin Creed

8 Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashions 1963-2013 12 The Propeller Group

15 INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks 16 Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

20 Independent Woman 23 Palette 24 Acknowledgements Circles of Support Corporate Council 26 The Museum Store 28 Museum News 30 Coming Soon

Images clockwise: 1. Jean Paul Gaultier, French, born 1952 Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France. Kimono Jacket, SS 2007. Embroidered silk. Vest, 1990. Wool. Leggings, FW 2012. Printed nylon and elastic. Earrings, SS 1989. Metal. Museum purchase of Emphatics Archive with funds provided by: Barbara Anderson, Arizona Costume Institute, Milena and Tony Astorga, Jacquie Dorrance, Kelly Ellman, Michael and Heather Greenbaum, Diane and Bruce Halle, Nancy R. Hanley, Ellen Katz, Miriam Sukhman. Photo by Ken Howie. 2. The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music, 2014. Single-channel video (Color, 5.1 surround sound) 20 minutes. Courtesy of The Propeller Group and James Cohan, New York. 3. Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Kehinde Wiley. Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II (Michael Jackson) (detail), 2009. Oil on canvas. The Olbricht Collection, Berlin. ©Kehinde Wiley. 4. Nimaitachido tosei gusoku armor (detail). Attributed: Myochin Yoshimichi (helmet bowl); Myochin Munenori (armor). Muromachi period, ca. 1400.(helmet bowl); mid Edo period, 18th century (armor). Iron, shakudo, lacing, silver, wood, gold, brocade, fur, bronze, brass, leather. © The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Photo: Brad Flowers.


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 Steve Rineberg* David Rousseau Deanna Salazar Jay Schlott Suzanne Selig Ann Siner Adam Singer Angela Singer Raymond Slomski Meredith von Arentschildt * Honorary Trustee


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FROM THE DIRECTOR. AVANT-GARDE: INNOVATIVE, ORIGINAL, EXPERIMENTAL, INVENTIVE, AHEAD OF THE TIMES. words above describe the Emphatics collection, which will be one of the major exhibitions of our winter season. TnowheEmphatics was the name of a store in Pittsburgh that became the locus of a collection of avant-garde fashions, which belong to Phoenix Art Museum. The mostly European and Japanese designers confronted conventional fashion

norms, offering innovative alternatives that were dramatic in their cuts, asymmetry, and mostly all-black palette. Having lived in New York during the 1980s and 1990s, the heyday of Emphatics designers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Joshi Yamamoto, I remember the excitement these iconoclasts injected into fashion and look forward to revisiting (and lusting after) these incredible garments.

cutting/leading/bleeding edge, new, modern, innovatory AVANT-GARDE ALSO REFERS TO A REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT - AN UPENDING OF THE STATUS QUO.

“Avant-garde” also refers to a revolutionary spirit – an upending of the status quo. It describes the work of The Propeller Group, a collaborative of three artists based in Ho Chi-Minh City, which is the subject of another exhibition this winter. This media-savvy collective produces conceptual art that confronts the reality of Vietnam and its capitalist present. Their work is multi-media and hard to pin down. No easy narratives here, but irony abounds. Their most famous work is Television Commercial For Communism, for which they hired a global advertising firm to create an advertising campaign to market Communist ideology through capitalist means. In this post-ideological age (one could argue against this characterization), it proves a witty branding exercise for a Cold War artifact. The exhibition marks a collaboration between Phoenix Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Blaffer Art Museum at University of Houston.

advanced, forward-looking, pioneering, progressive

The other loaned exhibition this season is a survey of the work of the Argentine artist, Horacio Zabala. Although the forms are conventional – maps, monochromatic paintings, and sculptures – the ideas allude to contested geographies and censored information against the back-drop of political turmoil in his country. One of the most important conceptual Argentine artists to have emerged during the late 20th century, this show will be a rare opportunity to explore his work.

The Avant-garde are people who don’t exactly know where they want to go, but are the first to get there. – romain gary With gratitude, AMADA CRUZ The Sybil Harrington Director, Phoenix Art Museum


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(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.


Lunch and Learn

Friends of European Art Presents Exhibition Tour and Lunch November 9 | 11:30 am Join the Friends of European Art for a private tour of Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, led by Phoenix Art Museum Docents Bob Crawford, Jelena Cooley, Richard Felnagle and Sherry Koopot. Afterward, discuss the influence of European portraiture traditions on Wiley's work at a no-host lunch in Palette, the Museum’s restaurant. Must be a member of Friends of European Art to participate. Visit to join now!

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Kehinde Wiley, Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps, 2005. Oil on canvas. Partial gift of Suzi and Andrew Booke Cohen in memory of Ilene R. Booke and in honor of Arnold L. Lehman, Mary Smith Dorward Fund, and William K. Jacobs, Jr. Fund. ©Kehinde Wiley (Photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum)



Photo Op

Man of Steel

November 17 | 6 pm

November 17 and 23 | 11:30 am

Join fellow art lovers and collectors for the eighth annual PhotoBid fundraiser benefiting Phoenix Art Museum. Whether you're a seasoned collector or just starting out, discover this fun and festive event, mingle with people who share a passion for photography, and bring home an original work of art.

American artist Chester Beach studied and taught in Paris, but returned to his American roots to realize this vivid evocation of American knowhow and can-do. Participate in a sidewalk seminar with Master Docent Ellen Roby to discover more about this small but mighty work in bronze.

INFOCUS PhotoBid 2016 Gala & Silent Auction


November Object of the Month: Steel Worker


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Image courtesy of National Theatre Live.

Holiday! Celebrate! First Friday Community Holiday Party

Can’t Miss Events

December 2 | 6 – 10 pm Join us for free First Fridays, sponsored by PetSmart, and enjoy live music, cocktails, and more, open to our entire community. Make art, see art, and enjoy reduced admission for all visitors for special engagement exhibitions, including Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic and Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashion 1963-2013. (Admission is always free for Members.) With activities for visitors of all ages, this will be one holiday party you won’t want to miss.


Screened Play

National Theatre Live at Phoenix Art Museum Join us for the best of London theatre, in these screen presentations of some of the most exciting selections from the National Theatre stage.

DISCOUNT TIRE FREE FAMILY SUNDAY Les Liaisons Dangereuses December 18 | 2 pm

Second Sunday Monthly noon - 5 pm

$15 Members | $18 General Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night, but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. See these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations in this exciting play featuring the delectable Dominic West.


MAKE IT! HANDS-ON ART MAKING November 30 | 3:30 - 7:30 pm December 28 | 3:30 - 7:30 pm January 25 | 3:30 - 7:30 pm February 22 | 3:30 - 7:30 pm Free. No registration required. #phxartfamily #freeafterthree

Fashion Natural One Man, Two Guv’nors November 20 | 2 pm $15 Members | $18 General Fired from his skiffle band (see it and find out), Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small-time East-End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe may not be who he claims to be, in this adventurous comedic romp starring Tony-award recipient James Corden.

ACI Presents The Hilton Brothers January 11 | 12:30 pm Lecture Known as the Hilton Brothers, photographers Christopher Makos, a longtime photographic cohort of Andy Warhol, and Paul Solberg, known for his floral and human portraits, travel the world where they create fashions indigenous to each locale they visit. Learn more about their collaborative works in this lecture presented by Arizona Costume Institute. Free for Members, included in general admission. Book signing to follow.


Free for Members and with general admission. Sponsored by Asian Arts Council


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Jean Paul Gaultier, French, born 1952 Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France. Kimono Jacket, SS 2007. Embroidered silk. Vest, 1990. Wool. Leggings, FW 2012. Printed nylon and elastic. Shoes, SS 2008. Leather. Earrings, SS 1989. Metal. Museum purchase of Emphatics Archive with funds provided by: Barbara Anderson, Arizona Costume Institute, Milena and Tony Astorga, Jacquie Dorrance, Kelly Ellman, Michael and Heather Greenbaum, Diane and Bruce Halle, Nancy R. Hanley, Ellen Katz, Miriam Sukhman. Photo by Ken Howie.



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+ REBELS ittsburgh, Pennsylvania has long been Pstronghold, known for its history as an industrial and is not often the first location

to come to mind when one thinks of legendary fashion. It is in this unexpected place that two dreamers first created Emphatics. Emphatics was the dream vision of James and Karin Legato. Independent thinkers and fashion rebels, they founded a lifestyle boutique in Pittsburgh that nurtured some of the most creative talents of their times. In 1963, following the family business, James founded Legato Hair Fashions. Then, in 1969, to complete his vision, he began to carry make-up and clothing and renamed the store Emphatics, a word that evoked his dynamic point of view. That year, Karin, a senior in college, bought a dress from James and from then on they were inseparable until his death in 2015. Together they created a successful fashion business with a devoted clientele built on the belief that fashion was an important form of art and expression of freedom. Discover those early beginnings of the boutique with an uncommon name in the upcoming exhibition Emphatics: AvantGarde Fashions 1963-2013, on view in the Museum’s Steele Gallery through January 16. Painstakingly researched and imagined by Dennita Sewell, the Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design, working closely alongside

Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashion 1963-2013 Through January 16, 2017 Steele Gallery

Karin Legato, Emphatics brings to life the Legatos’ unique, storied world. Along with the history of Emphatics, the exhibition examines how the boutique’s creation coincided with a new dawn of radicalism in fashion. In the 1960s, the rise of designer ready-to-wear began to overtake haute couture as leading fashion styles. By the late 1970s, a swell of new creative talents like Kenzo, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, Claude Montana and Thierry Mugler emerged as fashion stars who revolutionized the fashion industry into the system we know today. From the beginnings of their careers, the Legatos mentored these designers and supported their successes through their store. Only a few stores in the country have been able to champion the avant-garde and bring it to their clientele on the level of Emphatics. Although the Legatos purchased the clothes to sell, sometimes they admired a design so much they held on to it. So, one piece at a time, over the 50-year span of the store, they created a complete capsule of one of the most creative eras in contemporary fashion. Now that incredible collection is on view for the first time in any museum. Emphatics: Avant-Garde Fashion 1963-2013 was organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of Arizona Costume Institute, with support from the Ellman Foundation. Additional support is provided by Jane Jozoff.


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stories Films Emphatics Film Series

Curated by Emphatics founder Karin Legato

Robert Altman’s Prêt-à-Porter December 7 | 6 pm

John Galliano, British, born 1960 Gibraltar, Britain. Fan and gloves (detail), FW 2007. Printed paper, wood and leather. Museum purchase of Emphatics Archive with funds provided by: Barbara Anderson, Arizona Costume Institute, Milena and Tony Astorga, Jacquie Dorrance, Kelly Ellman, Michael and Heather Greenbaum, Diane and Bruce Halle, Nancy R. Hanley, Ellen Katz, Miriam Sukhman. Photo by Ken Howie.

Lectures The Emphatics Story November 16 | 7 pm Free Dennita Sewell, the Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design, will discuss Emphatics. From its beginnings as a fashion-forward hair salon to its development as an internationally recognized avantgarde boutique, she will describe the creative talents they fostered, and how this important archive formed. Object of the Month December 3, 15, 22 | 11:30 am Free for Members | Included in General Admission During the month of December, Phoenix Art Museum Docents will focus on the work of French avant-garde designer Thierry Mugler, a true iconoclast, whose bold, innovative and sensual designs have thrilled the world for decades. Learn more about the designer through an in-depth look at a 1984 evening gown featured in Emphatics. This elegant gown provides a vision of past, present and future.  


Robert Altman applied his familiar technique of overlapping and interwoven story lines to high fashion in this 1994 satire. Prêt-à-Porter (Ready to Wear) follows the lives of designers, models, journalists and celebrities in the hectic days of Paris Fashion Week. Noted for its many Hollywood and fashion industry cameos, the true highlights are the runway sequences, shot on location, using actual fashion shows. Bill Cunningham New York December 14 | 6 pm In 2010 director Richard Press crafted this documentary of Bill Cunningham, photographer and mainstay on the New York fashion scene. In his signature blue jacket, Cunningham was both relentless and cheerful in his chronicling of the fashion world and his pioneering work snapping street style. His decades-long contribution to the New York Times is discussed through interviews with colleagues, friends and subjects. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover January 4 | 6 pm Peter Greenaway’s 1989 dark comedy/drama is the story of Albert Spica, an ill-mannered London gangster who takes control of a French restaurant. When his disgusted wife begins a not-so-secret affair with a restaurant patron, Spica plots revenge. Lauded for its cinematography and formalist film-making techniques, the film features lavish costumes designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. Please note: This film is rated NC-17 and contains nudity and difficult subject matter. Sponsored by Angela and Leonard Singer.


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Eye on Fashion: The Kelly Ellman Collection

December 3, 2015 – February 26, 2017

The EYES have it he Fashion Design Department at Phoenix Art Museum Tpreserving was formed in 1966, with a goal of collecting and clothing and textiles of historic and aesthetic

significance. Through the support of donors and collectors throughout the decades, the collection grew to include more than 8,000 individual objects, and is recognized around the world.

Today, no name is perhaps more synonymous with the Museum’s fashion collection than Kelly Ellman, the collector, donor, and namesake of the collection’s Ellman Gallery. A major benefactor of the collection, Ellman’s unique eye for couture has led to some of the most significant contributions in the collection’s history. Some of the most distinguished objects will be on view in Eye on Fashion, celebrating Ellman’s unique vision. This exhibition, curated by Dennita Sewell, the Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design, examines the parallels between Ellman’s contributions and the perspective they provide on fashion history. From leopard print and the tromp l’oeil design of a Roberta diCamerino dress to a collection of “trucker jackets” –Levi Strauss & Co.’s collaboration with Todd Oldham, Christian Francis Roth, and Rudi Gernreich— the Ellman pieces present an exciting, dimensional glimpse into the tastes of one of fashion’s most Eye on Fashion: The Kelly Ellman Collection is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is important collectors. made possible through the generosity of donors to Phoenix Art Museum’s annual fund. Dress, 2006, Stephano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent. Gift of Kelly Ellman. Photo by Ken Howie.



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The Propeller Group

February 18 – May 14, 2017 Anderman, Marshall and Hendler Galleries

The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music, 2014. Single-channel video (Color, 5.1 surround sound) 20 minutes. Courtesy of The Propeller Group and James Cohan, New York.


Vietnam’s The Propeller Group blurs lines between fine art and media, life and death


isual artists Phunam Thuc Ha (b. 1974, Vietnam), and Tuan Andrew Nguyen (b. 1976, Vietnam), an artist team based in their native Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, joined with Matt Lucero (b.1976, California) in 2008 to form The Propeller Group, an artists’ collective that blurs the boundaries between fine art and media production. Their ambitious and irreverent projects are frequently anchored in Vietnam’s history and its current dynamics as a growing capitalist market, and yet extend to address global phenomena, whether international commerce, the tools of war,


or shared traditions across cultures. Through their innovative model, the artists have developed a model that merges collaborative, conceptual art practices with the forms and methods of today’s popular media. Now Phoenix Art Museum will present the first survey exhibition of the internationally renowned artist collective beginning February 18. The exhibition is co-organized with the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.


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Ten-Minute Tour From top to bottom: 1. Untitled (Ox Head; The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music) (detail), 2014. Water buffalo skull, gold leafing, and brass rings. Dims as provided by The Propeller Group: Courtesy of The Propeller Group and James Cohan, New York. 2. AK-47 vs M16, 2015. Fragments of AK-47 and M16 bullets, ballistics gel, and custom vitrine. Courtesy of The Propeller Group and James Cohan, New York. 3. AK-47 vs. M16 The Film, 2016. Single-channel video (color, sound). Duration: approximately 40 minutes. Courtesy of The Propeller Group and James Cohan, New York.

We asked Gilbert Vicario, the Selig Family Chief Curator, who organized The Propeller Group exhibition, to give us his top two can’t miss aspects of this upcoming exhibition. If you only have ten minutes to spend in the gallery, here are the pieces you can’t miss. TWO BULLETS/THE AK-47 VS. THE M-16 “This piece is a recent project inspired by a Civil War myth about two bullets that fused together mid-air. Using a Soviet-designed AK-47 assault rifle and an American-made M-16, the group re-imagined the artifact’s narrative by placing it instead within the Cold War – enemy soldiers with lethal motives, collaborating by accident to make a single, extraordinary object.” THE LIVING NEED LIGHT, THE DEAD NEED MUSIC “This piece reflects on the passage from life to death, tailored around similarities between funeral traditions in Vietnam and New Orleans. The title, translated from a Vietnamese proverb, exemplifies how, in Vietnam, funerals are celebrations. Death is seen as a transition, not an ending. As one voice in the film intones, ‘the journey continues forever.’ Embodying this notion, the camera is in constant motion; it floats among a cast of musicians, fire breathers, snake charmers, and other funeral performers, seamlessly blending documentary film and fiction. The project was made on the occasion of the international exhibition, Prospect.3, in New Orleans, where funerals are also famously accompanied by brass bands that typically lead a processional to the cemetery and afterwards accompany a rousing celebration. Suggesting the affinity between the two places, the soundtrack in The Living Need Light, The Dead Need Music mutates from traditional Vietnamese music into a sentimental ballad with brass accompaniment and finally to a New Orleans– style jazz number. The artists were further inspired by the similar geographies of the Mississippi River Delta and the Mekong Delta, and in the film the landscapes of Vietnam evoke their counterparts in Louisiana.” The Propeller Group is co-organized by the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, Texas, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Phoenix Art Museum. The Phoenix presentation is curated by Gilbert Vicario, The Selig Family Chief Curator. It is made possible through generous contributions to the Museum’s annual fund.


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INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks

Picture books an increasingly digitized world, few artistic media have Ithenbeen affected quite like photography. The art form began in 19th century as a cumbersome chemical process, available to a privileged few. Today, thanks to a multitude of new technologies, photographs can be taken, published, shared, liked, and consumed instantaneously, by anyone, anywhere.

Beginning in December, the Museum will feature the second triennial INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of SelfPublished Photobooks, which explores the ways some artists, curators, and museums are choosing to interact with new technologies. Photobooks reveals a fascinating mix of technological and creative innovation in contemporary photographic practice, as well as a commitment to producing deeply personal and engaging art experiences. Organized by INFOCUS, the Museum’s photography support group, the exhibition is curated by Rebecca Senf, PhD, Norton Family Curator of Photography. The selected books must be self-published and have been submitted by the artists. Books of all subjects were considered for submission, including retrospectives, project-based books, souvenir albums, fictional narratives, exhibition catalogues, poetic, biographical, or children’s books, including collaborative or collective books. More than typical books, the exhibition has previously featured truly unique, innovative approaches to publishing, including a book printed on a deck of cards, evidence of how artists utilize new technologies in the service of creating

December 2, 2016 – April 9, 2017

a more intimate art experience than one might have with larger-scale art. It is this goal of meaningful engagement that sets these books apart in a generation of selfies. “There is more than enough accessibility in the photography world, so that’s not our focus,” explains Christian Waguespack, who coordinated the exhibition and is a photography graduate student at the University of Arizona. “What’s exciting is being able to create a personal connection with an art object. The photography medium has a long history with books, and lends itself well to a book format.” In addition to preserving art, the books themselves receive the same dedication and commitment to detail and creative imagining. “The self-publishing tools that photographers have at their disposal allow them to move beyond pure images,” Waguespack adds. “As judges in this exhibition, this is what we want: we like to look for photo books that are interactive, that have been treated as art objects in themselves.” Visitors to the exhibition will be able to spend time with any or all of the selected books, with ample, comfortable space in the Museum’s Norton Gallery to sit and leisurely peruse through the wide assortment. “We were inspired by the idea of the used bookstore,” Waguespack says, “that place where you can go and spend an afternoon and truly get lost in a book.” 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.


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Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic

Through January 8, 2017 Marley Gallery, Katz Wing


n a world of remakes and reboots, Kehinde Wiley revolutionizes. One of the most compelling artists of the 21st century, Kehinde Wiley explores the vibrancy of youth, power and potential in his largescale paintings that reimagine classic European portraiture and recasts them with young, diverse men and women from across the world. See more than 60 of his most compelling works in Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, on view in Marley Gallery through January 8. The artist’s first mid-career retrospective, surveying his meteoric rise over the course of nearly 15 years, A New Republic has traveled to Museum’s across the country, originating from New York’s Brooklyn Museum. His portraits of ‘street-cast’ subjects— individuals, often strangers, that Wiley encountered on the street—are complemented by rare sculptures and stained-glass works that illustrate the breadth and complexity of the artist’s


incomparable vision. His works, which draw inspiration from traditional European portraiture traditions, weave a nuanced narrative of power and perception, portraits that defy historical and contemporary Euro-centric ideals of beauty and grace. “Throughout his fifteen year career, Wiley has created a striking counterpoint between his contemporary subjects and the cultural traditions of representation,” said Gilbert Vicario, the Selig Family Chief Curator. “His work makes an effort to communicate issues around identity, class, power and authority with an authenticity that resonates deeply within our community.” Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic is organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Its Phoenix premiere is made possible through the generous support of PetSmart, along with Contemporary Forum. Additional support has been provided by Arizona Public Service (APS), UMB Bank, Joan Cremin and Haig Tchamitch, Meredith and Charlie vonArentschildt, Adam and Iris Singer, and Gail and Steve Rineberg.


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See More. Catch the Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic film series and see these exciting films inspired by the artist’s work and philosophy. Sponsored by Angela and Leonard Singer.

AN ECONOMY OF GRACE November 6 | 2 pm Free for Members Included in General Admission View an intimate portrait of one of this generation’s most intriguing and accomplished visionaries. The program, an exploration of what constitutes beauty in the 21st century, offers a tantalizing look at the intersection of art and fashion. Courtesy of PBS.

SANS SOLEIL December 4 | 2 pm Free for Members Included in General Admission View this 1983 experimental essay-film directed by Chris Marker that explores human memory, perception, and the manipulation of the image. Through a series of visual montages, Marker shows the inability of the human mind to recall particular contexts and nuances of memory that ultimately affect perception and the understanding of the world.

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and made possible by the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Kehinde Wiley. Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II (Michael Jackson), 2009. Oil on canvas. The Olbricht Collection, Berlin. ©Kehinde Wiley


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ON VIEW GET FACE (TO GAIN RESPECT; TO INCREASE ONE’S STATUS) Through January 8 Marshall and Hendler Galleries

Although the portrait has experienced many incarnations throughout history, one thread has consistently woven itself through all forms of self-representation: the universal urge, conscious or not, to purposefully fashion one’s exterior self. Get Face (To Gain Respect; To Increase One’s Status) explores the wide-ranging implications of this desire, and the questions that proliferate in its wake. What does it mean to deliberately forge one’s own image? Which parts of ourselves do we want people to see, and why? Which parts of ourselves are calculated, and what can we deem “authentic”? The exhibition draws from all nine collecting areas of Phoenix Art Museum’s collection—American, Asian, contemporary, European, fashion design, Latin American, modern, photography, and Western American—to explore the broad themes that representation passes through and emerges from, often changed or sculpted for the viewer’s benefit.

Horacio Zabala, Anteproyectos de hipótesis II (Draft Sketches for Hypotheses II) (detail), 2010-2011. Pencil and acrylic on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Henrique Faria, New York and Buenos Aires, and Estudio Giménez-Duhau.


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 (born Buenos Aires, 1943) was one of the most important conceptual artists to emerge in Argentina during the latter part of the 20th century, and is still a revolutionary today. Educated as an architect, in his artwork he 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.” Erica Deeman, Untitled 10, 2013.Digital chromogenic print. Courtesy the artist and Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco.


The exhibiton 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 made possible by the generosity of Shawn and Joe Lampe.


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air space

New acquisition of the work of Martin Creed transforms Marshall and Hendler Galleries

Work No. 2497: Half the air in a given space by Martin Creed

November 2016 – January 2017

Martin Creed. Work No. 2497 Half the air in a given space, 2015. White balloons. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum in honor of Gilbert Vicario, The Selig Family Chief Curator. Installation view, 'Martin Creed: The Back Door,’ Park Avenue Armory, New York NY. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: James Ewing.


alloons in a museum? Yes.

The experimental, conceptual art of Martin Creed transforms museum galleries into an ethereal world of hundreds of balloons. Beginning this month, visitors can step inside this interactive space and activate this extraordinary new acquisition, a gift from Contemporary Forum, a Museum support group, in honor of Gilbert Vicario, the Selig Family Chief Curator. Over the past two and a half decades, the British artist has pursued an extraordinary path by confounding the traditional categories of art. Winner of the 2001 Turner Prize, Creed is recognized around the world for his minimal approach that strips away the unnecessary while preserving an abundance of wit, humor, and surprise. Crossing all artistic media – painting,

sculpture, drawing, installation, performance, video, music, and even music video – his art transforms everyday materials and actions into surprising meditations on existence and the invisible structures that shape our lives. Creed has made several works involving balloons over the course of the last number of years. The series of works is entitled Half the air in a given space, from which Phoenix Art Museum’s latest acquisition is drawn. The title explains the system at work in these installations: half the air in a given space must be contained inside the balloons that occupy it. This means, in each space where a work in this series is installed, the installation is completely different. In a space with very high ceilings, it could be that the

balloons fill the room way above human height, so visitors moving through the space are essentially underwater in a sea of balloons. As Creed explains, “It is important that people have access to the space. In a way, the space should be treated as if the work is not there. The situation, as much as possible, should be normal: as usual, the space is full of air, and here the only difference is that half of that air is inside balloons. Rather than using netting to keep the balloons in place, the containment of the balloons should rely on the choice of the space and the management of entrances and exits, including possibly having a guard or docent help visitors enter and exit.” Thus the artwork is directly connected to and reliant upon the audience’s active participation in generating the unique energy of the installation.


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The Seventh Annual Independent Woman Luncheon February 7 | noon Cummings Great Hall

Living in harmony

Sarah Richardson brings elegance, enthusiasm and harmony


his February Phoenix Art Museum will host the seventh-annual Independent Woman Luncheon, one of the city’s most elegant philanthropic events. Bringing together many of the Valley’s finest design professionals, the luncheon honors the innovation and creativity of the design community, and honors their unwavering commitment to the Museum. This year, the luncheon will feature keynote speaker Sarah Richardson, best known as the host of the HGTV series Room Service, Design Inc., and Real Potential, among others. A bestselling author and contributing design editor for Good Housekeeping magazine, Richardson is the creative muscle behind Sarah Richardson Design, Inc., garnering national attention for her holistic approach to design and signature warmth. Her passion for infusing


approachable beauty into a harmonious lifestyle has made her one of the most sought-after names in the industry. Now in its seventh year, the Independent Woman Luncheon has become one of the Valley’s most popular events, offering an opportunity to see one-of-a-kind tablescapes designed by the Valley’s premier design firms. This year the designs will focus on recipes for harmony, inspired by the rooms and recipes featured in Richardson’s latest book, At Home: Sarah Style. Richardson will be available to sign copies of her books, available for purchase in The Museum Store. Tickets: $300 individual tickets, $3000 for a table of ten guests. To purchase tickets, contact Camellia Rowland, Senior Development Events Manager, at 602.307.2012 or


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About Sarah Richardson Sarah Richardson is best known as the host of hit HGTV shows Room Service, Design Inc., and Real Potential. She’s also a bestselling author, as well as the contributing design editor for Good Housekeeping magazine. Her trademark enthusiasm for effortless, down-to-earth elegance has garnered her the loyalty of viewers across the world, earning her awards such as the Caldwell Partners Top 40 Under 40™.

THE INDEPENDENT WOMAN LUNCHEON COMMITTEE Matthew Boland, Co-Chair Amy Cohn, Co-Chair Kathy Petsas, Designer Chair Doris Ong, Lifestyle Guide Chair Molly Dalton Erin Gogolak Lisa Portigal Susie Wesley McKenna Wesley Sarah Swartz Wessel


My Sister’s Closet

Community Sponsors Cambria • Cullum Homes • Fox Restaurant Concepts MMB Studios • Nathan and Associates


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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.

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We’d love a chance to tell you more about our planned giving program. Chris Rudolph, Director of Development 602.257.2114 |

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TABLE TO How to Eat and Drink like an Arizona Winemaker

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Dos Cabezas WineWorks Sparkling Pink This bubbly wine has a wonderful balance of red berry and crisp citrus flavors which complement the rich and roasted sweetness of this cream soup. third course

Little Gem BLT Salad with Pillsbury, Rhone Red


easonal and fresh produce, meats and cheeses paired with Arizona wines can create a culinary experience reminding your taste buds what garden fresh is all about. Palette at Phoenix Art Museum offers a seasonal menu of items that pair perfectly with Arizona’s best wines. Pairing wines with dishes can take a little practice. To help, Palette’s own general manager and resident wine expert, David Rivera, created a sample menu to illuminate the fine art of wine pairing, the perfect primer to get any novice wine aficionado started on the path to selecting the perfect wine complement.

With the bold and fatty flavors of bacon and bleu cheese, this salad is best paired with a daring, bold wine that finishes with a delicate note, like this Rhone Red with a strawberry fragrance and a mild pepper finish. fourth course

Farmer’s Market Sandwich with Keeling Schaefer, Grenache Rosé This pairing is all about the picnic flavors. The juicy chicken, Arizona dates and buttery pesto mayo compliment this bold and bitter rose. fifth course

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Bonita Springs Vineyard Muscat

Honey Almond Brie with Arizona Angel, Moscato

A wise master sommelier once said the only rule for pairing dessert wine is to keep the wine just slightly sweeter than the dessert. The sweet pear flavors in this Muscat work well with the bitter-sweet chocolate of this cake.

This Arizona Angel Moscato is light, semisweet, and refreshing, with enough acidity to complement the silky and savory brie, highlighting the richness of the apple compote topping the brie.

The next time you stop by the Museum, be sure to visit Palette to experience local produce and Arizona wine pairings! Visit us Tuesday through Sunday and to view the full fall menu visit

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The 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 June 1, 2016 and September 16, 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 °Gary and Diane Tooker Family Foundation PRESIDENTS CIRCLE $10,000+

Anonymous Jett and Julia Anderson °Peter and Pari Banko °Debbie and Brent Berge Carol and Larry Clemmensen Andrew and *Amy Cohn *Joan D. Cremin *Eileen Elliott and Frank Mauer *Carter and Susan Emerson *Erin and John Gogolak Heather and *Michael D. Greenbaum *Dr. and Mrs. Meryl Haber *Mrs. Lee T. Hanley Irvin and Barbara Kessler Mr. and Mrs. Peter Larson Del and *Sharron Lewis Jan and Tom Lewis Sam and *Judy Linhart Janis and *Dennis Lyon *Lori and Michael Massey


°Susan and Mark Mulzet James R. Parks Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reitman Pam and *Ray Slomski Jane Wallace Thorne Charles and *Meredith von Arentschildt °Mr. and Mrs. William G. Way TRUSTEES CIRCLE $5,000+

Anonymous Sara and °Alvan Adams Milena and *Tony Astorga Betty and Frank Barber Craig and Barbara Barrett *Alice and Jim Bazlen Uta Monique Behrens °John and Oonagh Boppart *John and Bonnie Bouma Ginger and *Don Brandt Richard and Ann Carr *Denise and Bob Delgado Larry Donelson *Mark and Diana Feldman °Richard and Susan Goldsmith Beverly N. Grossman Phil and Susan Hagenah Judith Hardes Ricki Dee and John Jennings Jones Wajahat Family *Jane and Mal Jozoff Dr. and Mrs. Jamie Kapner *Margot and Dennis Knight Mark and Betsy Kogan Mr. and Mrs. *Joseph O. Lampe Vicki and Kent Logan Marianne and Sheldon B. Lubar °Paul and Merle Marcus Cindy and °Don P. Martin Diane and Larry McComber Matthew and Mary Palenica Gail and *Stephen Rineberg 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 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 *Amy Clague °Mr. and Mrs. William Wallace Clements Edie and James Cloonan °Bruce Covill and Lucia Renshaw Betsy and Jim Donley Shelley Duane Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey N. Fine George and Ann Fisher Dean and Taylor Griffin *Paul and Mary Beth Groves Jeanne and °Gary Herberger Bob and Karen 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 Ravi and Sherrill Koopot James and Ina Kort °Carolyn R. Laflin °Richard and °Sally Lehmann Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. Lorenzen Mrs. Herbert J. Louis Roger and Victoria Marce Steve and Janice Marcus Sandra Matteucci Pat and Keith McKennon °John H. Morrell Michael and Jane Murray Fred and Linda Nachman Stuart and Carol Nierenberg Dr. and *Mrs. Hong-Kee Ong Carol Orloski Robert and Myra Page John J. Pappas

Christopher H. Price and Edie Taylor Vincent and Janie Russo *Deanna and Randy Salazar 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 *Angela and Leonard Singer °Diana E. and Paul B. Smith Barbara Steiner °Betsy and Bruce Stodola 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 William C. Weese, M.D. Dr. Anthony T. and °Eileen Ong Yeung DIRECTORS CIRCLE $1,500+

Anonymous Adelante Foundation/ Nadine and Eddie Basha Pamela Bass Bookey and Harry Bookey Marel and Bryan Brady Dain and Sue Calvin Philip Carll Deborah G. Carstens  °Mr. and Mrs. John Cotton Ted Cunningham Robert and Sheryl Damico Harold Dorenbecher and Mary Heiss Gary Egan and Daniel Holterman Richard and Suzanne Felker Jo and John Flittie Angela and Jeffrey Glosser  Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm J. Gowen, Jr. Karen and James Grande Sam Gualtieri M.D. Jackie and Larry Gutsch  Sharon Halliday and Joseph Lee Karen and Lawrence Harris


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Marilyn W. Harris Paul and Yinglu Hermanson Mimi and David Horwitz  Mr. and Mrs. William A. Jackson Scott and Cathy Jackson Kirsten Peterson Johansen Barbara and Donald Kammerzell °K. David and Ann Lindner °Mr. James Lundy and Dr. Michele Lundy Paul Manera °Jim and Jean Meenaghan Arthur Messinger and Eugenie Harris Sherrell Miller Naomi Caras-Miller and Alvin H. Miller Mike and Cindy Moore Kenneth O'Connor and Deedee Rowe *Rose and Harry Papp  Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Perla Janet and Malcolm Persen Cathy and Tom Reahard Beth Schermer and Sam Coppersmith Charles and Adrienne Schiffner Jacqueline and Paul Schulz Craig and Linda Fontana Smith Beth Cummings Solem Bud and Judy Stanley Judith Washor Trudy and Steven Wiesenberger Gretchen and Dick Wilson  CORPORATE BENEFACTORS LEVEL $50,000+

APS Arizona Commission on the Arts Contemporary Forum Cox Communications Discount Tire Company The Dorrance Family Foundation The Flinn Foundation Friends of Mexican Art The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation William Randolph Hearst Foundation JPMorgan Chase & Co. J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Men's Arts Council National Endowment for the Arts Neiman Marcus PetSmart

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Salon Estique Thunderbird Charities The Virginia M. Ullman Foundation CORPORATE FOUNDERS LEVEL $25,000+

Arizona Costume Institute AZ Lifestyle Magazine The Arizona Republic BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona Cyberitas Enterprises, LLC Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Foundation Harkins Theatres INFOCUS The J.M. Kaplan Fund Jane A. Lehman and Alan G. Lehman Foundation Margaret T. Morris Foundation The Phoenician Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture The Selz Foundation, Inc. SRP The Steele Foundation UMB Bank Arizona Wells Fargo Wells Fargo Private Bank CORPORATE PRESIDENTS LEVEL $10,000+

Arizona Taste Catering Asian Arts Council Bank of America BMO Harris Bank The Business Journal Canada Arizona Business Council Copper Square Kitchen Corporate Presentation Network David E. Adler, Inc. Ernst & Young LLP Hensley Beverage Company J.P. Morgan Private Bank John Brooks, Inc. Lewis Roca Rothgerber Macy's Maricopa Community Colleges My Sister's Closet Phoenix Art Museum League Saks Fifth Avenue

Santa Barbara Catering Company Tarbell's The Walton Family Foundation, Inc. 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 Art Solutions & Installations, LLC Barnes & Noble Booksellers Bentley Gallery 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 National Bank of Arizona 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 Cardinals Charities Christie's The De Falco Family Foundation, Inc. The Maurice R. and Meta G. Gross Foundation M Catering by Michael's

Osborn Maledon, PA Practical Art, LLC Quarles & Brady, LLP The Red Book & Sacks Tierney P.A. Scottsdale League for the Arts Sun State Builders Total Wine & More Visit Phoenix CORPORATE DIRECTORS LEVEL $1,500+

Arizona Technology Council & Jarson Buse Printing and Packaging Calvin Charles Gallery Cole-Belin Education Foundation Collector's Study Club Courier Graphics Corporation David Yurman Boutique Dickinson Wright Phoenix Art Museum Docents Fennemore Craig, PC Flader Wealth Consulting Group French Designer Jeweler Friends of European Art Globe Foundation Goodmans Interior Structures J.W. Harris Inc. Jet Linx Scottsdale Kitchell Brusnighan Design Associates Lisa Sette Gallery P.S. Studios, Inc. Perkins Coie Foundation PHX Architecture Quench Fine Wines Russ Lyon | Sotheby's International Realty Southwest Gas Corporation Southwest Rubber and Supply Co., Inc. Topete/Stonefield, Inc. Trends Publishing The Westin Phoenix Downtown

 Arizona Five Arts Circle * Board Member °Past Board Member


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Christmas? Chanukah? Festivus? No matter what you’re celebrating this season, The Museum Store presents the ultimate holiday shopping guide.

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You’ve seen the exhibit, now take a piece of it home. Filled with reproductions of Kehinde Wiley’s bold, colorful, and monumental work, this book encompasses the artist’s various series of paintings as well as his sculptural work— which boldly explore ideas about power and tradition.

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Perfect for young artists or art lovers of any age. Hand-chiseled from Urapán wood on an electric lathe, these classic wooden peg dolls are finished with USAmade non-toxic water-based paints. Each doll is unique and safe for little hands. Designed in Brooklyn in collaboration with artisans in Bogotá to help reproduce the design. Each doll is carefully handdrawn and hand-painted from start to finish. Set includes four dolls, 3.5” tall.


The vibrant imagery splashed across this scarf is taken from Roy Lichtenstein's Modern Painting with Bolt, 1967, from the collection of MOMA. A perfect all-weather accessory, the lightweight design is printed in five vibrant colors. Rayon, 40” square.

Black Friday at Phoenix Art Museum | November 25, 2016 | Enjoy a stress-free Black Friday at Phoenix Art Museum with FREE early hours and special offers throughout the day.


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Some Like It Hot 4  WOOL TRIVET $45 NON-MEMBER $40.50 MEMBER

These trivets are made of 100 felt balls, are heat resistant, and 100% wool. Each unique trivet is made by hand and can be used as a coaster, a pot stand, and an easy option to brighten a room. Dutch design company Vilt Van Ver (Felt From Far) works with an organization in Nepal that gives Nepalese women the opportunity to be financially independent, receive fair wages and good working conditions. 7.75” square.






$24.99 NON-MEMBER $22.49 MEMBER

Extra! Extra! Shopping Days December 12 & 19 | 10 am – 5 pm


Faux diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Designed to look like giant outlines of fancy gemstones, the MYBF (My Best Friend) necklace is the first 3D printed collection of contemporary jewelry designed by Orlando Fernandez Flores. Inspired by traditional precious stones and large accessories with bright fashion outlines, this hand-dyed nylon necklace is extremely light to wear yet strong and flexible.


Glistening Ear 7  COLOR WHEEL AND GRAY SCALE EARRINGS Presented in glass vial packaging these unique earrings blend a sense of gold glamour with a charming twist. The mismatched yet perfectly paired cloisonné petite studs are gilded in 22 karat gold and have hypoallergenic posts. Each earring is .5 inches or slightly smaller.


Blended Family 10  CHIMERAS

Don't Forget 6  HERMAN MILLER Don’t forget…your favorite classic Herman Miller furniture designs are available to order through The Museum Store. Makes a perfect holiday gift to yourself! Stop by or call today for more information.


It’s all about the money, honey. Our Bunny Balloon Bank is the perfect whimsical statement for any space. The pink, high gloss ceramic is practically a work of art, and makes a great gift or a clever conversation piece. 10” x 6”.

Deck Your Desk 5  ELLIPTICAL DESKTOP MOBILE Your desk wants—no, needs—this! Stands 12” tall by 13” wide by 5” deep. Made of laser-cut powder-coated aluminum shapes, powder-coated steel base, and stainless-steel jump rings. Lovingly packaged in a custom kraft box. Made in Portland, Oregon.



What if a bunny wants to swing from trees? What if a monkey really likes carrots? What if an elephant wants to fly? Chimeras make all of this possible. With interchangeable ears, arms, and legs, Chimeras makes plush toys more dynamic and more fun. Chimeras come in pairs, so that kids can start exchanging body parts immediately. Ages: 3+.


A drawing game that requires no artistic skill, just a sense of humor, paper and pen. This isn’t a game that makes you draw inside the lines or asks you to draw pictures of things that exist in the real world. Big yawn. This is creativity gone wacky. Drawing gone wild. WhatchamaDRAWit is as much fun to say as it is to play.


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museum news 1st Row, From L-R: Betsy Fahlman, PhD, Marco Rodrigo de la Torre, Debbie Schmalz, Patricia Peregrine, Chris Rudolph, Dawn Olsen

2nd Row, From L-R: Dawn Uscher, Brian Jennings, Jamie Petrus, Susannah Nagy, Gina Gral, Laura Wilde, Camellia Rowland

3rd Row, From L-R: Allie Bonin, Lisa Pagel, Jennifer Adams, Josselin Salazar, Kali Caldwell, Paula Ibieta

ARRIVALS Jennifer Adams, PhD, has joined the Museum as higher education programs specialist in the education department. Previously, Dr. Adams served as faculty in art history at Arizona State University, and completed a summer curatorial internship with the National Gallery in Washington, DC. Dr. Adams earned a bachelor of art in European studies from UCLA, a master of art degree in Italian literature from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a PhD in the history of art from Arizona State University. Betsy Fahlman, PhD, has been appointed to the role of Adjunct Curator of American Art, and will begin her role overseeing the care and scholarship of the Museum's American and Western American art collections this fall. Dr. Fahlman will divide her time between the Museum and Arizona State University's


Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, where she has served as a professor of art history for more than 18 years. Dr. Fahlman earned a master of art and PhD from the University of Delaware. An accomplished author on American art, Dr. Fahlman has authored more than 30 books, catalogues, articles, and essays published since 1980. Along with an impressive academic record, Dr. Fahlman has collaborated with a number of museums and art galleries over the years, including include Denver Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Florida, Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art in Virginia, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, and the Museum of Northern Arizona, among others.

Gina Gral has joined the Museum as annual giving officer, overseeing the Circles of Support program. Previously, Gral served as the event sales specialist with the Musical Instrument Museum and the annual giving manager with Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Gral earned a bachelor of fine arts in dance performance from the University of Arizona. Paula Ibieta has joined the Museum as publications project manager, working within the marketing and communications office. Previously, Ibieta was a freelance writer and an editorial assistant with the Museo de Arte de Lima in Peru. She earned a bachelor of arts in art history and architecture from Harvard College. Brian Jennings joined the Museum as curatorial assistant in the fashion design department, after concluding a summer internship. Currently

completing a master of arts degree in visual culture and costume studies from New York University, Jennings has extensive experience working in the fashion and jewelry industry, serving in various roles with Cartier, Tiffany & Co., De Beers, and others. Luke Mathers has joined Phoenix Art Museum as a preparator, supporting the installation of artwork and special exhibitions. Previously, Mathers was responsible for fine art installations with Art Solutions. Mathers earned an associate of arts degree with Phoenix College. Susannah Nagy has joined the Museum as development information services assistant. Previously, Nagy served as a math and science tutor for K-12 students and worked as a visitor services associate at the Museum. Nagy earned an associate of science degree from Mesa Community College.


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Dawn Olsen has joined the Museum as the deputy director, finance and operations and chief financial officer. In this senior executive role, Olsen directs the financial sustainability and operations of the Museum, and oversees all activities related to finance, accounting, human resources, security, facilities management, information technology, events and venue rentals and coordination, retail sales, and other areas of administration. Previously, she served for more than 14 years as the Chief Executive Officer of DF Enterprises and President of DFE Trust Company, LLC (DFE). Olsen served on the boards of directors for DMB Associates, DFE Trust Company LLC, Belae Brands, Door to Door Storage, Milestone Equity Partners LLC., Florence Crittenton Services, Inc., Arizona State University Wings of Gold Executive Council, and Boys Team Charity. Olsen earned a bachelor of science in accountancy and a master of sustainability leadership at Arizona State University. Lisa Pagel has joined Phoenix Art Museum as the support groups specialist. Previously, Pagel served as the chief fashion officer at My Sister’s Closet, and in numerous roles with Neiman Marcus. Pagel earned a bachelor of science degree in consumer science, textiles and clothing from South Dakota University. Patricia Peregrine has joined Phoenix Art Museum as head librarian, overseeing the Lemon Art Research

Library. Previously, Peregrine served as a CEO and independent librarian and archivist with Digi Organizer. Peregrine earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from University of Southern California, a master of fine arts in screenwriting/producing from the American Film Institute, and a master of library and information science degree from UCLA. Jamie Petrus has joined the Museum in the role of donor relations and stewardship officer. Previously, Petrus served as the donor relations and special events coordinator with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Petrus earned a bachelor of science in business administration with Youngstown State University. Marco Rodrigo de la Torre has joined the Museum as school tour and outreach associate. Previously, Rodrigo de la Torre served as an exhibition organizer with the Hamburg Museum in Germany. He earned a bachelor of arts in sociology from Northern Arizona University. Camellia Rowland joined the Museum as senior development events manager. Rowland previously served as manager, festival events, with Sundance Institute. Rowland earned a bachelor of arts in communications from Brigham Young University. Josselin Salazar has joined the Museum in the role of marketing and communications assistant. Previously, Salazar served as a member services representative for Scottsdale Cultural Council. She

earned a bachelor of arts in psychology and an applied business data analytics certificate from Arizona State University.

art degrees in art history and museum studies from Arizona State University.

Debra Schmalz has joined the Museum as education assistant. Previously, Schmalz served in many leadership roles as a retired financial services, and has served as a Docent for more than a decade. She earned a bachelor of science in business administration for California State University, Bakersfield.

Allie Bonin has been promoted to the role of visitor services supervisor. Bonin joined the Museum in 2014 as a lead associate with the visitor services department. Previously, she worked in various customer service leadership roles, and earned a bachelor of arts degree in anthropology and archaeology from Northern Arizona University.

Dawn Uscher has joined the Museum as family programs coordinator, in the education department. Uscher previously served as the Museum’s program specialist for school programs before leaving. Uscher earned a bachelor of science in public relations and art history from the University of Miami, and a master of arts in art education from Arizona State University. Rebekah Weagraff has joined Phoenix Art Museum as membership assistant. Previously, Weagraff served as a membership and training programs coordinator with the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Weagraff earned a bachelor of arts in anthropology from Ithaca College, and a master of arts degree in theatre/ dramaturgy from Villanova University. Laura Wilde has joined the Museum as annual giving coordinator, supporting the Circles of Support program. Previously, Wilde served as the outreach and volunteer coordinator with Phoenix Center for the Arts. She earned dual bachelor of


Kali Caldwell has been promoted to the role of visitor services coordinator. Previously, Caldwell served as visitor services lead associate, visitor services associate, internship coordinator, and worked on a temporary grant-funded photography digitization project in the registration department. Caldwell earned a bachelor of humanities degree from Northern Arizona University. Chris Rudolph was promoted to the role of director of development, after joining the Museum in June as the corporate relations officer. In his role, Rudolph oversees annual giving, corporate relations, special events, membership, development information systems, and donor relations and stewardship. Previously, Rudolph served as the corporate relations manager with the Musical Instrument Museum. Rudolph earned an MBA from Oregon State University and a bachelor of science in economics from the University of Wisconsin. MUSEUM NEWS

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Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

Arriving March 1, 2017

Samurai armor coming soon:

Take a journey through time, and see one of the best and largest collections of samurai regalia in the entire world.


iscover the life, culture, and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors in the Phoenix Art Museum premiere of Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection, on view for the first time in Arizona. Featuring more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, including full suits of armor, helmets, face guards, weapons, horse trappings and other battle gear, Samurai traces the evolution of the distinctive appearance and equipment of the samurai through the centuries. More than just a lesson in Japanese history, Samurai celebrates the consummate craftsmanship and exquisite design of this extraordinary period, featured in the finest collection in the world outside of Japan.

DON’T MISS OUT. RENEW BY MARCH 1. 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 March 1! Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection is organized by the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum. Its Phoenix premiere is made possible through the generosity of Sharron Lewis, APS, Asian Arts Council and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona..


Nimaitachido tosei gusoku armor. Attributed: Myochin Yoshimichi (helmet bowl); Myochin Munenori (armor). Muromachi period, ca. 1400.(helmet bowl); mid Edo period, 18th century (armor). Iron, shakudo, lacing, silver, wood, gold, brocade, fur, bronze, brass, leather. ŠThe Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas. Photo: Brad Flowers.


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DEVOUR PHOENIX AT PHOENIX ART MUSEUM March 4 and 5 VIP 10:30AM – 11:30AM General Admission 11:30AM – 3PM Devour Culinary Classic, an independently edible award-winning culinary event, is a luscious showcase of Arizona’s finest independent restaurants, chefs, wineries, and industry purveyors. Inspired by Local First Arizona, Devour brings together the culinary leaders that are establishing metro Phoenix as a premier foodie destination. For more information, visit

MEMBERS: PURCHASE DEVOUR TICKETS BEFORE THEY GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC AND SAVE UP TO $13 EACH! Members can call (602) 257-2124 or visit the Museum during regular Museum hours to purchase tickets.


TICKETS Members November 21 -25*


November 28



All $150



VIP ticket: $150 (limited VIP tickets available) includes 1 hour early entrance and VIP lounge area. * Museum and offices will be closed on November 24 for Thanksgiving. ** A $3 per-ticket service fee applies to all non-Member and VIP ticket sales.

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Thierry Mugler, Bustier, FW 1987. Silk Satin. Museum purchase of Emphatics Archive with funds provided by: Barbara Anderson, Milena and Tony Astorga, Jacquie Dorrance, Kelly Ellman, Michael and Heather Greenbaum, Nancy R. Hanley, Ellen Katz, Miriam Sukhman, Diane and Bruce Halle. Photo by Ken Howie. | @phxart

TALK TO US Need more information? Looking to get involved? Give us a call. (602) 257-1222 (602) 257-2124 (602) 307-2009 (602) 257-2115

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