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NOV E M BE R 2017– FE BRUA RY 2018

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Josiah McElheny, The Last Scattering Surface, 2006. Hand-blown glass, chrome-plated aluminum, rigging, and electrical lighting. Museum purchase with funds provided by Jan and Howard Hendler.

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Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.

– walt whitman


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Phoenix Art Museum Board of Trustees 2017-2018



CHAIR Jon Hulburd

VICE CHAIRS Carter Emerson and Meredith von Arentschildt

TREASURER Mark Feldman





3 Letter from the Director 4 The Checklist

21 Independent Woman Luncheon

6 Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

22 Acknowledgements Circles of Support

8 Art of Asia Gallery Rotation

24 Circles Events Calendar



10 The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print 12 Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color

25 Why We Give 26 Museum News 28 Palette

14 Prints and People

29 Why We Give

16 The Soul of My Roots

30 The Museum Store

19 See More

32 Coming Soon: Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now

20 Contemporary Forum Art Auction

Ellen Katz Ryan Backlund Ken Kendrick Craig R. Barrett Margot Knight Matthew Boland Alan W. Kosloff John Bouma Joe Lampe Donald Brandt Sally Lehmann Jo Brandt David Lenhardt Drew Brown* Sharron Lewis Amy Clague* Judy Linhart Larry Clemmensen Dennis Lyon* Amy Cohn Lori Massey Mike Cohn Garrett McKnight Joan Cremin Francis Najafi Denise Delgado Rose Papp Jacquie Dorrance* Jim Patterson Eileen Elliott Blair J. Portigal Carter Emerson David Rousseau Mark Feldman Michael Greenbaum* Deanna Salazar Jay Schlott Paul Groves Suzanne Selig Meryl Haber, MD Ann Siner Diane Halle Angela Singer Nancy Hanley Raymond Slomski Lila Harnett* Meredith von Arentschildt Jon Hulburd Tim Jones * Honorary Trustee Jane Jozoff

image credits: 1. Iris van Herpen, Dress, fall/winter 2014. TPU 92A-1 with silicone coating. Museum purchase with funds provided by Arizona Costume Institute

in celebration of their 50th anniversary. 2. Unknown, Portrait of the Lama Chos-kyi-rGal-mTshan, 1569-1662, 18th century. Gilt bronze. Gift of William Henry Storms. 3. Holiday merchandise from The Museum Store. 4. Valeska Soares, Any Moment Now…, 2014. 365 vintage dust jackets mounted on linen panels and 4 vintage library ladders. Courtesy Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo. Installation view: Eleven Rivington Gallery, New York, 2014. Photo: Charles Benton.



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As fall turns into winter across the country and many begin to button up against the bitter cold, here in Arizona it is the height of the fun season, when every organization puts on its best to celebrate the joys of conviviality, cloudless days, and all of the possibilities of a new year. As we celebrate the new season, I want to share with you some of the accomplishments of the recent past. In this magazine, we often feature the qualitative. Our staff and Board of Trustees also closely examine the quantitative, using that data to measure our progress. I would like to share some of those numbers with you. Our fiscal year 2017 concluded on June 30, and was a productive year for the Museum. We focused our efforts on increasing access for every segment of our community, removing barriers to attendance, and creating connections that engage our audiences in meaningful ways. So how did we do?

IMPACT BY THE NUMBERS This fiscal year, we enjoyed a 6.5% increase in attendance, with nearly 285,000 visitors. Free-access days like Discount Tire Free Family Weekend and First Fridays brought in a combined 70,000 visitors in FY17. Our new Military Access Program provided free admission for 3,000 veterans, and

retired and active-duty military service members. We saw growth in school tours, with more than 12,500 students visiting from 262 schools. Offsite outreach programs reached more than 9,200 students, Docents toured 8,300 visitors, and 6,000 visitors attended a lecture or a gallery talk. Our Teen Art Council hosted more than 1,000 of their peers at teens-only events. In short, in addition to attendance, more than 48,000 people were engaged in the arts in a meaningful way.

ART: THE HEART OF WHAT WE DO At the heart of our work is bringing the world to Phoenix and Phoenix to the world through comprehensive collections and dynamic exhibitions. In FY17, we presented 21 exhibitions and special installations and added 429 works to the collection. We added new curatorial staff and started a publications program to increase Museum scholarship.

THE ENGINE THAT DRIVES OUR SUCCESS Success is a team effort, and absolutely nothing that we have accomplished is possible without the support of donors and members like you. In FY17, Circles of Support contributed $1.1 million in total contributions, Museum Members contributed nearly $1 million, and our Corporate Council partners provided an additional $780,000 in support. The volunteer leaders in our support groups

contributed more than $380,000. More than $1.6 million dollars in contributions were generously provided by just 20 individual donors. I am also pleased to announce that the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and The Steele Foundation have awarded the Museum nearly $1.3 million in grant funding to support the development of new web technology and infrastructure that will improve the visitor experience and donor cultivation. The Museum also received its first grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for the first time in 10 years. Each of these contributions supports exhibitions, education, and the operational expenses that make it possible for the Museum to open its doors each day to our community. Your generosity and support is a testament to your belief in our mission — that art has the power to enrich and inspire. Those are just a few highlights from the past year. I look forward to the year ahead, and I can’t wait to see you this winter in our galleries. And most of all, I wish you and your family warm holiday wishes and a very happy new year. With gratitude, AMADA CRUZ The Sybil Harrington Director and CEO Phoenix Art Museum


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(thə\chek-list\) 1.) A list of artwork to be included in an exhibition or installation. 2.) A guide to can’t-miss events and happenings at Phoenix Art Museum.


It's Ancient History

Above and Beyond

Harmonizing History: Asian Arts Council First Wednesday Gallery Talk

Extra Credit: A Faculty-Led Gallery Series November 1 | 6 pm

December 6 | noon

Join us in the galleries to hear higher education faculty veer from the obvious. Julia Sarreal, associate professor in the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies at Arizona State University, leads the first conversation in relation to the exhibition Past/Future/Present. RSVP |



Past/Future/Present Film Series: Waste Land

The Illusionist

Artist Talk with Vik Muniz


Treasures from Trash

November 11, 12 | 2 pm Filmed over several years, Waste Land follows the creative process of Vik Muniz as he embarks on a project that takes him to one of the world’s largest landfills on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

Join Colin Pearson, curator from the Musical Instrument Museum, to learn about the harmony between music and people through rare works spanning nearly 9,000 years of Chinese history. There will be a no-host luncheon following the talk in Palette, the Museum café. Sponsored by Asian Arts Council


Double Trouble Member Monday: Double Discount Holiday Shopping

RSVP | Sponsored by Angela and Leonard Singer

November 8 | 6:30 pm A self-described “low-tech illusionist,” internationally renowned artist Vik Muniz is known for working in exceedingly diverse media: he has photographed tufts of cotton as illusory clouds, as well as images of famous paintings recreated with sugar, dirt, dust, peanut butter and jelly, chocolate sauce, diamond dust, and trash.


RSVP | Sponsored by Kent and Vicki Logan



Young and Free Teen Night November 17 | 6 pm

December 11 | 11 am – 7:30 pm

Enjoy a night at the Museum just for teens, filled with art, music, fun, and food. This event is planned by the Teen Art Council and is free and open to all high school students.

On Monday, December 11, the Museum will be open to Members for a private holiday shopping experience in The Museum Store! Don’t miss this chance to save at least 20% on most items; enjoy complimentary gift wrapping, drinks, and snacks; and enter for a chance to get your entire purchase for free!

Teen programs are supported by Thunderbirds Charities, with additional support by the Craig R. and Barbara M. Barrett Foundation along with the Alice and Jim Bazlen and Jane A. Lehman Foundation.


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A Fresh Perspective Artist Talk with Cássio Vasconcellos December 13 | 6:30 pm Since the early 1980s, photographer Cássio Vasconcellos has trained his camera on sites around the world, from his native São Paulo to Paris, New York, and Shanghai. His evocative imagery deconstructs traditions of landscape photography, often by turning buildings, skylines, monuments, and urban spaces, as well as topographical features of the land, into abstract elements. RSVP |


Imposter Syndrome Art Lovers Book Club: The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith January 3 | 1 pm or 5:30 pm January 5 | 2 pm January 13 | 11 am The Last Painting of Sara De Vos weaves together a thrilling tale of art forgeries, deceptions, and intrigue set into motion by two women whose lives, across continents and centuries, become intertwined through a single painting and a singular devotion to art. Space is limited. RSVP required. For questions or cancellations, contact

Sponsored by Kent and Vicki Logan




Storefront Takeover

Top Ten

CitySkate at CityScape

The Ten Most Exciting Photographers I Learned About This Year

November 25, 2017 – January 7, 2018 See art off-site at this year's CitySkate event! See Cacerolazo, an original installation by Saskia Jordá; installation-inspired performances by Convergence Ballet, Oh My Ears, and others; and a pop-up shop hosted by The Museum Store!

February 7 | 7 pm

Visit for details.

Sponsored by INFOCUS

SAVE THE DATE The Museum will host an original, all-day festival on January 7, 2018. Stay tuned for details! Visit for more information.

Join Kathy Ryan, The New York Times Magazine’s director of photography, for a discussion on her picks for the ten mostexciting photographers of 2017. RSVP |

Discount Tire Free Family Weekends November 11-12 December 9-10 January 13-14 February 10-11

Make It!

Art-making for all ages and all skill levels. 3:30 – 7:30 pm November 29

December 27

January 31

February 28

Members’ Make It!


A Members-only art-making experience for young artists (ages 5-12) and their caregivers.

Members’ Preview Day: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

10:30 am – noon

Fashion Forward

February 23 | 10 am – 5 pm Members are invited to preview the upcoming exhibition, Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion, before it opens to the public.

November 18 January 27 February 24 RSVP


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Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion February 24 – May 13, 2018 Steele Gallery


technology OF NEW COUTURE T

he works of fashion designer Iris van Herpen evoke something beyond the idea of a mere garment. Visually, her pieces function as entities unto themselves, occupying an imaginary space between living organisms and futuristic, technological wonders. In place of threads woven into fabric, van Herpen's works contain small, organic-looking forms, like elegant strands of DNA, repeated many times to create wearable sculptures that are ethereal, machine-like, even ineffable, melding a finely-tuned biological sensibility with a visible determination to push the limits of technological possibility. 6


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Iris van Herpen, Dress, fall/winter 2014. TPU 92A-1 with silicone coating. Museum purchase with funds provided by Arizona Costume Institute in celebration of their 50th anniversary.

Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion surveys 16 collections of the work of the Dutch designer, widely recognized as one of fashion’s most innovative, forwardthinking creators. Featuring 45 ensembles spanning 2008 to 2015, the minimalistic installation will also include a selection of van Herpen’s fantastical shoe designs, footage from runway shows, and the first view of a dress from the 2014 Biopiracy collection, purchased by Arizona Costume Institute in 2015 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Museum’s fashion design collection. Since her first couture show in 2000, van Herpen has been preoccupied with inventing new forms by combining the most traditional and the most radical materials and construction methods. Using a multidisciplinary approach to creation, van Herpen has collaborated with artists, architects, and scientists such as Philip Beesley, Jólan van der Wiel, and Bart Hess, as well as teams at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the production of what she calls “New Couture.”

SINCE HER FIRST COUTURE SHOW IN 2000, VAN HERPEN HAS BEEN PREOCCUPIED WITH INVENTING NEW FORMS BY COMBINING THE MOST TRADITIONAL AND THE MOST RADICAL MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION METHODS. Van Herpen is hailed as a pioneer for her use of 3-D printing as a garment construction technique, utilizing this medium as a guiding principle due to its sculptural nature and unfamiliar form. This fusion of technology with the traditions of couture craftsmanship results in a blend of past and future, creating a distinct version of the present and cementing van Herpen as an undeniable agent of change in the world of fashion. Her singular vision, combined with the complexity of her creations, has made van Herpen a fixture on the Paris haute couture calendar and beyond. Celebrities, including Beyoncé, Björk, and Lady Gaga, have sported her designs, and TIME Magazine included her 3-D printed dresses on its 2011 list of 50 Best Inventions. In her Amsterdam studio, van Herpen creates meticulously crafted designs for a global clientele. Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion is co-organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta and the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands. The exhibition was curated by Sarah Schleuning, High Museum of Art, and Mark Wilson and Sue-an van der Zijpp, Groninger Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum’s annual fund.


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Gallery Rotation

Through April 1, 2018 Art of Asia Gallery

On View: Art of Asia I

n addition to special exhibitions, the Museum often rotates the objects on view from its own collection. This season, experience the variety in the Museum’s Art of Asia galleries alongside the special exhibition, Infinite Light: A Photographic Meditation on Tibet. Sponsored by Asian Arts Council and Desert Jade Woman’s Club 1. This sculpture is a portrait of the Tibetan Panchen Lama who lived from 1570 to 1662. The Panchen Lama is the second-most important lama, or spiritual leader, in Tibet after the Dalai Lama. The figure’s large hands and ears are traditional Buddhist signs of wisdom and compassion. 2. For more than two millennia, Buddhism has been the dominant religion in Sri Lanka. The unique fusion of Indian and colonial Dutch, Portuguese, and British influences is evident in the floral ornamentation of this painted shrine, as well as its small size. 3. Born in the 17th century, Zhang Sheng was a great painter of the early Qing dynasty (1644-1912) in China. His masterful brushwork helped him to create idealized, romantic images inspired by former styles of the Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). 4. Sarrut’s Sikh Soldier is featured in the exhibition Warriors in World War I: Sikh Art and Heritage, on view in the Sikh Art Gallery. Through photographs, drawings, and lithographs, this exhibition highlights the global role that Sikh soldiers played during this conflict. clockwise from the top left: 1. Unknown, Portrait of the Lama Chos-kyi-rGal-mTshan, 1569-1662, 18th century. Gilt bronze. Gift of William

Henry Storms. 2. Unknown, Sri Lanka, Buddhist shrine (pirit mandapaya), 19th century. Painted wood with fabric curtains. Gift of Asian Arts Council. 3. Zhang Sheng, Autumn River in the Mountains (detail), 17th century. Ink and color on silk. Gift of Marilyn and Roy Papp. 4. Paul Sarrut, Sikh Soldier (detail), 1914-1915. Lithograph. The Khanuja Family.



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The 2017 INFOCUS PhotoBid Exhibition and Auction

Exhibition: Through November 15 Auction: November 16 | 6 – 9 pm Norton Photography Gallery


ow in its ninth year, PhotoBid is one of Phoenix Art Museum’s most beloved and successful events. PhotoBid is an exhibition and fundraiser sponsored by INFOCUS, a support group of the Museum, featuring signed, limited-edition photographic prints donated by acclaimed photographers. The prints are exhibited for three weeks prior to the auction.


Nearly 40 prints and photography books have been donated this year from artists in Arizona and across the United States. The pieces vary in size and subject matter and include diverse processes such as platinum and palladium, gelatin silver, inkjet, orotone, cyanotype, and more. Featured artists are internationally recognized photographers, including Kōzō Miyoshi, Hiroshi Watanabe, Kate Breakey, Mark Klett, and many more. Of special note is contributor Michael Lundgren, who this year was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. All items will be auctioned off on November 16 to raise funds to support INFOCUS and the Museum in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Collectors of any experience level are encouraged to attend. Tickets to the auction are available at

Abelardo Morell, Camera Obscura Image of Umbrian Landscape Over Bed (detail), 2000. Courtesy of the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery. © Abelardo Morell.

The 2017 INFOCUS PhotoBid Exhibition and Auction is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of INFOCUS and the participating artists and galleries.


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The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print December 2, 2017 – April 22, 2018 Norton Gallery

A Revolution in Images


n today’s digital present, artistic paradigms seem in a state of perpetual shift. The ease with which images are shared, the mixing of commercial with “high” culture, and the widespread access to artistic means of production are defining traits of the age of Instagram. Yet to witness a seismic shift in what the world considers art, engendered by the advent of new technologies, is not a new phenomenon. In the second half of the twentieth century, the revolution that occurred in


printmaking and photography produced a completely different vision of what images could become and, in many aspects, prefigured the digital world in which we live today.

factor in the transformation that took place in the art world during this time, from the democratization of the artistic economy to the conceptual shift toward cross-disciplinary forms of art.

The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print highlights the influence of artists who, between the early 1960s and the early 2000s, integrated photography with text and the graphic arts. The explosion of photographic printmaking was a crucial

The hybrid process of photographic printmaking was an essential vehicle for change. During this period, artists began turning away from Modernism and its emphasis on the essential qualities of, and boundaries between, different media. Instead,


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Tacita Dean, The Russian Ending, 2001, photogravure. Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum (Artpick 2003).

they moved toward an exploration of multidisciplinary art forms and social and political engagement through art. This led to an explosion of mixed-media works, exemplified by the selections featured in The Logic of the Copy from artists as diverse as Robert Heinecken, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, James Turrell, and Tacita Dean. The exhibition includes artist books and portfolios by artists working to their economic possibilities beyond the gallery system; large-scale prints by painters experimenting with photographs

THE ARTISTIC QUESTIONS AT THE FOREFRONT OF TODAY’S DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT ARE THE SAME ONES THAT DROVE ARTISTS MAKING HYBRID PHOTO-PRINTS IN THE 1960S AND BEYOND. alongside more traditional media; and small works derived from commercial objects, from postcards and tarot cards to politically charged images overlaid on magazines. Taking its title from a line in “Photography’s Expanded Field,” George Baker’s 2005 essay investigating the overlap between photography and related media, The Logic of the Copy will bring together

a wide range of artists who worked with photographs in print, including Thomas Barrow, James Casebere, Jim Dine, Lee Friedlander, Betty Hahn, Mark Klett, Sherrie Levine, Sigmar Polke, and others. The Logic of the Copy: Four Decades of Photography in Print is organized by Phoenix Art Museum and the Center for Creative Photography and made possible through the generosity of INFOCUS, the photography support group of Phoenix Art Museum.


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Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color Through April 1, 2018 Orientation Gallery


n 1930, American artist Alexander Calder (1898-1976) visited the Parisian studio of Piet Mondrian (1872-1944), the Dutch painter famous for his paintings of black gridlines on a white background, with intervals of red, yellow, and blue filling in various spaces in the grid. Standing in front of a wall filled with colorful cardboard cutouts of rectangular shapes, Calder had an idea. He made a suggestion to Mondrian that the rectangles be made to oscillate, or vibrate.




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In his own words, this was the “shock that started things” for Calder. This ability to bring geometric shapes to life through movement led him to experiment with twodimensional abstract compositions and, soon after, to create his first mobiles (a term coined by Marcel Duchamp). These early sculptures (1930-31) were constructed from metal and wire and feature small, primary-colored spheres of various sizes that moved up and down on thin curved wires at contrasting rates of speed. Calder would continue to experiment with the ideas of movement, space, and primary colors throughout his career. From his smaller, mechanized sculptures to large, static ones, Calder eventually became known as one of the great sculptors of art history and one of the most beloved American artists of all time. Near the end of his life, Calder did return to his initial exploration of three-dimensional movement on paper. Exhibited together for only the second time in the Museums’s nearly 60-year history, the lighthearted prints in Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color are a testament to


the multiple influences and iterations of Calder’s aesthetic. They represent the gaiety of Calder’s passion for the circus, as well as the colorful, yet controlled, abstraction he saw in Mondrian’s compositions. Without abandoning his early years of representation, Calder fused mechanical and organic subject matter with abstract and figurative expression. In doing so, these prints capture the movement and complexities of the modern world.

NEAR THE END OF HIS LIFE, CALDER DID RETURN TO HIS INITIAL EXPLORATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL MOVEMENT ON PAPER. In Untitled (1959), the artist explicitly depicts one of his own stabiles (the name for Calder’s static sculptures, coined by artist Jean Arp to distinguish them from his mobiles), floating weightless against a red background. Another work, Flies in the Spider Web (1974), is an artist’s proof, a composition born of spontaneous moments juxtaposed alongside one another. Elephants (1976) invokes Calder’s lifelong interest in the animate possibilities of his subjects, including animals and the circus. Perhaps most representative of the exhibition’s title, Nids d’araignées (c. 1975) displays how the artist continued to emphasize elements of motion and balance in his two-dimensional works, creating a lively sense of tension that ultimately erupts into unexpected bursts of color. The pieces on view will include those mentioned above as well as images from two portfolios, one of which was commissioned by the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee and created by Calder in 1973. The Museum also counts three of Calder’s sculptures in its collection, including a stabile, Constellation with Orange Anvil (1960), and a standing mobile, Moon and the Oar (1974), both of which are currently on view in Rineberg Gallery. Alexander Calder: An Outburst of Color is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum’s annual fund.


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Francisco Zúñiga, Juchitecas (Juchitecan Women)(detail), 1974. Lithograph, ink on paper. Museum purchase.

Prints and People

Through Spring 2018 James K. Ballinger Interactive Gallery

The Hub: where family meets art W

hen it came time for the James K. Ballinger Interactive Gallery (known colloquially as the Hub) to undergo renovations, staff from the Museum’s education and curatorial departments were presented with a unique opportunity for collaboration. With much of the North Wing closed through spring 2018, the team sought to upgrade this multi-purpose space to exhibit more art and to serve visitors seeking familyaccessible art and activities.

space for works made by participants in art-making activities. Currently, the Museum is planning thematic installations that bridge exhibitions and create opportunities to experience what’s happening in the galleries through touch, sound, and more. The aim is to turn the Hub into a starting point from which visitors of all interests, tastes, and abilities can experience art in a way that is meaningful to them.

The Hub serves a distinctive role in the Museum. This cozy, carpeted space is the place to be when larger galleries may seem overwhelming for little ones. It’s a place for events that extend beyond the visual, from soundbath meditations to hands-on, collaborative art-making, and a space where one might even see children’s art hanging on the walls.


With this in mind, the Museum’s staff decided to let this purpose guide their renovations, transforming the Hub not into just a centrally located gallery but a true hub for visitors to broaden their sense of what it means to experience art. Beginning with the inaugural exhibition Prints and People, the Hub will become something of an experimental space in which visitors will be able to interact with the art and think about connections in new ways. The Hub now includes an upgraded, theater-like seating area, ideal for musical and dance performances; bookshelves with art and children’s books to read, touch, and explore; and display


Prints and People showcases a series of early 20th-century American and Mexican works on paper from the Museum’s collection. During this era, printmaking was revolutionary in making art accessible and affordable. The Taller de Gráfica Popular (TGP, People’s Print Workshop) in Mexico City and the Associated American Artists (AAA) in New York City produced high-quality art at low prices in the 1930s. The growing popular demand for prints prompted artists to create diverse images of daily life. Genre scenes, or scenes of daily activities, prompted glimpses into the joys and struggles people experienced in the early 20th century. Artists were often inspired by the devastating economic conditions of the 1930s and motivated by a strong sense of social justice, expressing powerful political messages through their work. Prints and People is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum’s annual fund.


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All artwork created by workshop participants. Images courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum.



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The Soul of My Roots (El Alma de Mis Raíces)

Through November 14 Wolfswinkel Education Center Children’s Gallery




hen words don’t feel like enough, how can you show someone how you feel? This past summer at Phoenix Art Museum, one group of young artists found their own answers to this question. For the second consecutive year, the Museum partnered with Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona and teaching artist Emily Costello to provide a painting workshop for unaccompanied minors, or children who are separated from both parents and arrive in the U.S. unaccompanied by a legal guardian. This year’s participants were boys ranging in age from Central and South America. They visited the Museum on Wednesday evenings for seven weeks, touring the galleries and creating their own works inspired by the exhibition Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest and the themes of roots and place. On August 30, the boys were able to see their own artwork on view in the installation entitled The Soul of My Roots (El Alma de Mis Raíces) in the Wolfswinkel Education Center’s Children’s Gallery. This was a transformative experience for everyone involved, according to Erina Meneses, Free Art’s program coordinator. “During the first few sessions, we weren’t sure if they were enjoying the project. All of us were uncertain,” said Meneses.

“These young men were very reserved with their emotions. Like all the children we serve, they have experienced trauma, and this group also has a language barrier and comes from a cultural environment where stoicism is how men show pride, respect, and gratitude. Their artwork was our only guide to how they were feeling.”


Over the course of the workshop, the boys slowly began to open up, expressing in words what the Museum and Free Arts staff had seen in their paintings. “I’m grateful that there are people who have opened their doors to us here,” said one young participant. “With painting, I’ve learned to relax.” The paintings will be on view through November 14 in the Children’s Gallery. Phoenix Art Museum and Free Arts plan to continue this collaboration, holding a similar workshop again next year, said Meneses. “When these organizations work together to combine our resources, we are able to provide experiences to those in need that we could not otherwise offer.” She is extremely proud of the work the boys have done, she said, and looks forward to future collaborations with the Museum. The Soul of My Roots (El Alma de Mis Raíces) is organized by Phoenix Art Museum in collaboration with Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. It is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum’s annual fund.


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A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS. The author Roy T. Bennett once wrote, “Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” He may as well have been describing our donors and Museum Members, those precious supporters without whom our galleries would fall dark. If you have considered including Phoenix Art Museum in your end-of-year charitable giving, please consider donating a gift of any size up to $100,000 tax-free from your IRA using a charitable rollover by December 31, 2017. Thank you for helping keep the Museum’s doors open for many decades to come.

For more information about IRA rollovers, please contact: Rossi Todorova, Major and Planned Giving Officer 602.257.2169 |

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See these can’t-miss exhibitions before they’re gone.


Past/Future/Present presents a rare panorama of the most innovative art produced in Brazil from the 1990s to the 2010s.

A TRIBUTE TO JAMES GALANOS Through January 7 Ellman Gallery

A Tribute to James Galanos explores the life and work of the late American designer (1924-2016) who, over five decades, produced couture-inspired ready-to-wear-garments for a celebrity clientele in Los Angeles.

SHEILA PEPE: HOT MESS FORMALISM Through January 28 Anderman, Marcus, and Marley Galleries

Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism is the first mid-career survey of the work of the contemporary artist, featuring her large-scale ephemeral installations and sculptures made from domestic and industrial fibrous materials.


This exhibition explores photojournalist Marissa Roth’s literal and impressionistic views of Tibetan Buddhist practice and devotion. Roth used Kodachrome film during her travels in 2007 and 2010.

image credit: José Damasceno, Nota sobre uma cena acesa ou os dez mil lápis (Note on a Lit Scene or the

Ten Thousand Pencils), 2000. 10,000 pencils on wall. Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo Collection, MAM Contemporary Nucleus Acquisition. Installation view, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, 2017.



November 18, 2017 – April 15, 2018 Sikh Art Gallery

Through Summer 2018 Marshall and Hendler Galleries

To commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the armistice treaty that ended World War I, Warriors in World War I: Sikh Art and Heritage will present a selection of photographs, lithographs, postcards, and military medals that document the crucial presence of Sikh warriors in the British Indian Army.

Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest represents a cultural conversation between Mexico and the United States, tracing common links among this selection of artworks created between 1916 and 1950.


This exhibition explores the story of one of Arizona’s most historically significant artists from a fresh point of view, placing the beloved painter’s works within the context of the Great Depression decade of the mid-1930s through World War II.

SELECTIONS FROM THE SCHORR COLLECTION On View through 2018 Harnett and Ullman Galleries

Selections from the Schorr Collection draws on one of the United Kingdom’s most important collections of Old Master and 19th-century paintings, featuring a full-length portrait by Antony van Dyck from his Genoa period and prints from three series by Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos, Disasters of War, and Los Proverbios (19th century).

For a complete list of exhibition sponsors, please visit *This is a specially ticketed exhibition. EXHIBITION

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Contemporary Forum Art Auction Saturday, January 27 | 6 pm


The Contemporary Forum Art Auction


oin Contemporary Forum, a support group of Phoenix Art Museum, on Saturday, January 27 for a vibrant evening of cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and a few surprises. Works by local, regional, and national artists, including Patricia Sannit, Christine Cassano, Matt Magee, Bassim Al-Shaker, Sean Deckert, and Falah Saeedi, will be available for purchase. The auction will begin at 6 pm. Tickets are $250 and are available for purchase at All funds raised directly support contemporary art at the Museum. For questions, please call 602.307.2029 or email



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WOMEN Design-themed Independent Woman Luncheon returns to the Museum

Independent Woman Luncheon Tuesday, January 30


n January 30, 2018, Phoenix Art Museum will host the eighth-annual Independent Woman Luncheon. Known as one of the Valley’s most elegant philanthropic events, the Luncheon brings together the finest local design professionals to honor the innovation and creativity of Phoenix’s design community, as well as their unwavering commitment to the Museum. This year’s keynote speaker is Amy Lau. An Arizona native, Amy has a reverence for the inherent beauty of natural materials and landscapes and thoughtfully incorporates elements of each into every project. Amy’s portfolio of luxurious residential interiors includes an array of artistic and sophisticated homes throughout the world. Her firm, Amy Lau Design, has been featured in such publications as Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, NY Cottages & Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, and Luxe Interiors + Design. Tickets to the Independent Woman Luncheon are $300 for individual tickets or $3,000 for a table of 10. To purchase tickets, please contact Camellia Rowland at 602.307.2012 or

IWL 2018 COMMITTEE: Matthew Boland CHAIR




Lisa Andrew Portigal COMMITTEE MEMBER

Sarah Swartz Wessel COMMITTEE MEMBER



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THANK YOU. Circles of Support BENEFACTORS CIRCLE $50,000+

°Roberta Aidem Bud and Gerry Grout *Mr. and Mrs. James S. Patterson, Jr.


Allison and Bob Bertrand Lee and *Mike Cohn The Dorrance Family Foundation Janis and *Dennis Lyon *Rose and Harry Papp  Pivotal Foundation, *Francis and Dionne Najafi The °Gary and Diane Tooker Family Foundation


Anonymous (1) Jett and Julia Anderson Milena and *Tony Astorga *Ryan and Jody Backlund *Craig and Barbara Barrett *Alice and Jim Bazlen *Matthew Boland and Christopher Greulich *John and Bonnie Bouma Ginger and *Don Brandt *Jo and Bill Brandt *Mr. and Mrs. Drew M. Brown *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 The *Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation *Mrs. Lee T. Hanley *Lila Harnett *Jon and Carrie Hulburd *Tim and Shannon Jones *Jane and Mal Jozoff *Ellen and Howard C. Katz Randy and *Ken Kendrick *Margot and Dennis Knight Mark and Betsy Kogan Judy and *Alan Kosloff *Mr. and Mrs. Joseph O. Lampe °Richard and *Sally Lehmann *David and Dawn Lenhardt Del and *Sharron Lewis


Sam and *Judy Linhart *Lori and Michael Massey *Garrett McKnight °Susan and Mark Mulzet Dr. and *Mrs. Hong-Kee Ong *Blair and Lisa Portigal *David Rousseau *Deanna Salazar and Randy Voigt Dawn and *Jay Schlott *Sue and Bud Selig *Ms. Ann Siner Iris and *Adam Singer *Angela and Leonard Singer Pam and *Ray Slomski Charles and *Meredith von Arentschildt TRUSTEES CIRCLE $5,000+

Anonymous (2) °John and Oonagh Boppart Betsy and Kent Bro Richard and Ann Carr Jerome Dahan Larry Donelson Cheryl J. Hintzen-Gaines and Ira J. Gaines Beverly N. Grossman Phil and Susan Hagenah Judith Hardes Jeanne and °Gary Herberger Peter Hernandez Ricki Dee and John Jennings Jones Wajahat Family Carol and Kenneth Kasses Jan and Tom Lewis Vicki and Kent Logan Sheldon & Marianne Lubar Charitable Fund °Paul and Merle Marcus Diane and Larry McComber Pat and Keith McKennon Donald and Judith Opatrny Matthew and Mary Palenica Doug Riley Gail Rineberg Lois and John Rogers Barbara and Jeffrey G. Schlein Shoumaker Family Fund Julie and Barry Smooke Nancy Swanson Patricia and Paul Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Tratt Mrs. Betty Van Denburgh Gilbert Waldman and Christy Vezolles °Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Weil III CONNOISSEURS CIRCLE $2,500+

Kathi Belfer Cypres Joan Benjamin and Larry Cherkis

The Museum gratefully acknowledges those whose annual gifts support our exhibitions, educational programs, activities, and services for the community.

James T. Bialac Katherine and Charles Case Marc and Mary Ann Cavness Mr. and Mrs. Tom Chauncey, II Mary Beth and Joe Cherskov Maureen and John Chestnut The Clements Family Edie and James Cloonan Robert and Vanne Cowie Betsy and Jim Donley Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Donnelley, III Cheryl and Jeffrey Fine Kenneth and Janet Glaser Judy and Bill Goldberg Dean and Taylor Griffin Kevin and Terri Healy Karen and Bob Hodges Doris and Martin Hoffman Family Foundation Dr. Bill Howard and Iris Wigal 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 Dr. and Mrs. Robert F. Lorenzen Mrs. Herbert J. Louis Steve and Janice Marcus Cindy and °Don Martin Susan and Philip W. Matos 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 Saltlick Family Trust John and Claudia Schauerman Jacqueline Schenkein and Michael Schwimmer Mary and Stanley Seidler  Charles and Rowena Simberg  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smalley Jr. Barbara Steiner Joan and Roger Strand Barbara and Jim Sturdivant Edie Taylor and Christopher Price Mr. and Mrs. Anthony M. Turchi Charles and Vonnie Wanner °Mr. and Mrs. William G. Way William C. Weese, M.D. Gay F. Wray


Anonymous (7) Judy Ackerman and Richard Epstein Sara and °Alvan Adams Rebecca Ailes-Fine and Peter Fine Dr. Dan and Miriam Ailloni-Charas Bert and Jill Alanko Makenna and Mike Albrecht  Caralee Allsworth Benny and Janet Alon Megan and John Anderson  Ellen Andres-Schneider and Ralph Andres  Jeanne W. Archer °Judson C. and Nancy Sue Ball Linda and Jim Ballinger °Peter and Pari Banko Linda and John Barkman Carol Barmore Adelante Foundation/Nadine and Eddie Basha Uta Monique Behrens Neil Berman David and Susan Berman °Regina and °Peter Bidstrup/The Bidstrup Foundation Herb and Betty Bool °Donna and Gus Boss Marel and Bryan Brady Nancy and Joe Braucher  Linda H. Breuer Eric and Dorothy Bron Marilyn Brophy Sumner Brown and Lyn Bailey Ross and Pam Buchmueller  Robert Bulla Sue Bunch Rebecca Burnham and Robert James Mr. Joe Bushong and Mr. Chad Christian Rhett and Kay Butler  Dain and Sue Calvin Jerry and Stefanie Cargill Philip Carll Judge and Mrs. Earl H. Carroll Deborah G. Carstens  Iris and Spencer Cashdan Sandy Chamberlain and David Kest Anne and Fred Christensen Michael and Kathleen Christodolou Marilee and David Clarke Julie and Wes Clelland Elaine and Sidney Cohen Deborah and Richard Cookson  °Joyce Cooper Lattie and Elva Coor Sam Coppersmith °Bruce Covill and Lucia Renshaw Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Damico


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please note: This list recognizes those who have made a gift between September 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017.

Corporate Council members will be listed once annually.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael DeBell Luino and Margaret Dell'Osso Robert M. Dixon JoAnne Doll  Harold Dorenbecher and Mary Heiss Robert and Peggy Dunn Sydney D. Dye and L. Michael Dye Gary Egan and Daniel Holterman Judith and John Ellerman  Stella and Gil Exler Maureen and Tom Eye  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Farrer Dale and Mary Fedewa  Matthew and Michele Feeney Richard and Suzanne Felker Harve A. Ferrill  Katalin Festy-Sandor Noel and Anne Fidel George and Ann Fisher Anita Fishman  Amy Flood and Larry West Dr. Stephen and Madeleine Fortunoff Susie and Don Fowls Wendy Franz and Bob Wirthlin Dr. and Mrs. Jack A. Friedland °Mrs. Donald F. Froeb Allison Gee Dyan and George Getz Paul Giancola and Carrie Lynn Richardson Elton Gilbert  Angela and Jeffrey Glosser  Sara and Marvin Goldberg Dr. David and Joan M. Goldfarb °Richard and Susan Goldsmith Sarah and Arthur Gordon Judy Gordon Peter and Wendy Gordon  Tila and Mal Gowen Victoria and Rod Granberry Karen and James Grande Stephen Green Mr. and Mrs. James E. Grier The Harold and Jean Grossman Family Foundation Peter and Sondra Grossman Sam Gualtieri M.D. John and Sally Gushee Jackie and Larry Gutsch  Sharon Halliday and Joseph Lee Ms. Ashley Harder Marilyn W. Harris Karen and Lawrence Harris Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Hauser Michael Hawksworth and Nori Homco Judy and Stuart Heller Maxine Henig

Ms. Mary Beth Herbert and Mr. Cecil Penn Linda Herman Paul and Yinglu Hermanson Lori and Howard Hirsch  Lynda and Arthur Horlick  Mimi and David Horwitz  Christine Hughes Betty Hum Andrew Hurwich Linda and Albert Jacobs William and Kimberly Jacobsen Jeff and Sarah Joerres Kirsten Peterson Johansen Curtlin and Rachel Johnson, Esq. Gigi Jordan and Bob Patterson Lynn and Larry Kahn Donald Karner and Kathryn Forbes Ruth R. Kaspar Draga S. Kellick Brian and Carol Kenney Kathy and Fred Kenny David and Susan Kessler Dr. Parvinder Jit Singh Khanuja and Parveen Kaur Khanuja °Andrew B. and Wan Kyun Rha Kim Eleanor and Bruce Knappenberger Carolyn Refsnes Kniazzeh John A. Knight James and Ina Kort Susan Kovarik and Brian Schneider Judy Krolikowski James and Debra Larson Marilyn Larson Bruce and Jane Lawson Norm Lazar and Betsy Vincent  °Gene and Cathie Lemon Thomas S. and Sheri A. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Levine Shirley and Jerry Lewisbro Dr. Dorothy Lincoln-Smith  °K. David and Ann Lindner Michael and Susan Little Cassandra Lucas and Andrew Miller Don and Debra Luke °Mr. James Lundy and Dr. Michele Lundy Carol Ann and Harvey Mackay Ginnie Maes and Myron Weinbach Jeffrey and Tiia Mandell  Paul Manera Roger and Victoria Marce Paul and Ann Markow Andrea Markowitz and Patrick O'Brien  Mr. and Mrs. James Marsh Martha Martin Lynda Martin and Joe Squatrito Mim J. McClennen Carol and °Howard McCrady

°Jim and Jean Meenaghan Janet and John Melamed  James and Ana Melikian Arthur Messinger and Eugenie Harris Naomi Caras-Miller and Alvin H. Miller Jolyn and Earl Miller Sherrell Miller Doris and Eliot Minsker  Mike and Cindy Moore David and Judee Morrison Mark Nemschoff and Barbara Crisp Lynn S. Neuville Robert and Mary Newstead Gene and Connie Nicholas Richard B. and °Patricia E. Nolan Kenneth O'Connor and Deedee Rowe Kay and Walter Oliver Dawn and Michael Olsen Barbara and Donald Ottosen Leah Pallin-Hill and Bryan Hill Camerone Parker and Robert McCulloch, M.D. David and Mary Patino  Carol and Richard Peairs Jody Pelusi Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Perla Janet and Malcolm Persen Helen J. Pierson Mrs. Arnold Portigal Helene and Joseph Presutti Mrs. Maritom K. Pyron Joanne and James Rapp Cathy and Tom Reahard Donna Reining David and Suzie Restad Betsy Retchin  Ida Rhea  Sunnie Richer and Roger Brooks  Donn and Patricia Roberts Stephen and Constance Robin Rosalind Robinson Kim and Steve Robson Missy Romanoff  Barry and Elizabeth Rosensteel Merle and Steve Rosskam  Diane Roush Mary Ell Ruffner Sandra and Earl Rusnak  Vincent and Janie Russo Val and Ray Sachs  Mary and Tom Sadvary Jana Sample Stella and Mark Saperstein  James and Linda Saunders Stephen and Lois Savage Janice C. Schade Carol and Randy Schilling  Jacqueline and Paul Schulz

Sheila Schwartz Laurie and Matt Scott Arlene and Morton Scult Larry Seay and Barbara Walchli John and Patricia Seybolt Paula and Arlie Sherman Diane L. Silver and James R. Condo Diane and Jay Simons °Diana E. and Paul B. Smith Lynne Smith Donald and Dorothea Smith °Charles and Marron Snead Mr. and Mrs. Richard Snell Beth Cummings Solem Jean and Scott Spangler Woody and Nancy Spivey Bud and Judy Stanley Lou and Larry Stein Jeffrey Steinfeldt and Kristy Bonn Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Stern John and Ellen Stiteler °Betsy and Bruce Stodola Donna Stone Miesha Stoute Paula and Jack Strickstein °Betty Lou Summers Sean Sweat Mrs. Janice Tekofsky Gail and Dan Tenn Kathy and Fritz Thomas Anne and Steve Thomas Fred and Gail Tieken Dr. and Mrs. Richard Towbin Pat and Phil Turberg  Jacquie and Merrill Tutton Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth A. Vecchione Janis S. and Paul F. Walsh Patricia Ann Walsh Judith Blass Washor Annie Waters and Bob Ryan Trudy and Steven Wiesenberger Mildred B. Williams Ronald G. Wilson and Bonnie Naegle-Wilson Gretchen and Dick Wilson  Georgia Ray and R. Stephen Wolfe Paul and Katherine Wolfehagen Stephen and Robin Woodworth Ruth Worden Delwyn and Diana Worthington Pat and Barry Yellen °Judy Zuber  Arizona Five Arts Circle * Current Trustee ° Past Trustee

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Foundations, Trusts, Organizations, & Government BENEFACTORS LEVEL $50,000+

Arizona Costume Institute Contemporary Forum The Dorrance Family Foundation Friends of European Art The Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation J.W. Kieckhefer Foundation Margaret T. Morris Foundation Men’s Arts Council Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust The Steele Foundation Thunderbirds Charities The Virginia M. Ullman Foundation



ircles of Support is the Museum’s premier philanthropic program, comprising a set of generous individuals who possess a shared passion for art, education, and community. Join us for this season’s exciting line-up of events.


Arizona Commission on the Arts Asian Arts Council E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation The Flinn Foundation INFOCUS Jane A. Lehman and Alan G. Lehman Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture


Canada Arizona Business Council Herbert H. and Barbara C. Dow Foundation TRUSTEES LEVEL $5,000+

Hemera Foundation Twiford Foundation


Anonymous (1) De Falco Family Foundation, Inc. Terra Foundation for American Art


Cole-Belin Education Foundation

Let Us Thank You If you have already included Phoenix Art Museum in your estate plans, please let us know. We would love an opportunity to thank you for your generosity, to make sure the purpose of your gift is fully understood and will be appropriately allocated, and to recognize you as a member of our 21st Century Society so that you can begin to enjoy those benefits immediately. Contact Rossi Todorova, Major and Planned Giving Officer, at 602.257.2169 or


December 5 | Circles Presents Museum Maker of the Moment: Michael Gallagher, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, Paintings Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Museum Store will be open from 5 – 9 pm for a special discount shopping evening for Circles and Upper-Level Members. ..................................................................................................... January 4 | Circles Presents Museum Maker of the Moment: Tuliza Fleming, Museum Curator, National Museum of African American History and Culture ..................................................................................................... January 24*, 25 | Circles Presents Museum Maker of the Moment: Thom Collins, Executive Director and President, The Barnes Foundation ..................................................................................................... February 1* | Circles Presents Museum Maker of the Moment: Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago ..................................................................................................... February 22 | Exclusive Circles Exhibition Preview: Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion ..................................................................................................... March 6, 7* | Circles Presents: American Artist Eric Fischl ..................................................................................................... March 22 | Exclusive Circles Exhibition Preview: Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now ..................................................................................................... April 5* | Circles Presents: American Artist Mary Lucier ..................................................................................................... April 19 | Circles Presents: Ulrich Boser, author of The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft *This event will be held at The Silverleaf Club. Limited seating. Circles Presents is generously sponsored by Roberta Aidem and Arizona Bank & Trust. Schedule of events is subject to change. For a full listing of events, please contact us at 602.257.2115 or


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Why We Give

Susan M. Pepin, MD, MPH

president and ceo

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust


irginia G. Piper Charitable Trust supports Phoenix Art Museum as a dynamic and critical civic organization. The Museum is a powerful catalyst that can engage our community in dialogue and transformation — art connects us by creating shared experiences and increased understanding between people who may seem to have little in common at first glance.

As Phoenix Art Museum moves to the next level of engagement in our community, we recognize that everyone has a role in investing in the arts. As the soul of a community lies in vibrant cultural engagement, Piper Trust is proud to support the Museum in its efforts to expand accessibility, diversity of programming, and the presence of world-class art in Phoenix.


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MUSEUM NEWS. ARRIVALS Samantha Andreacchi has joined the Museum as a communications strategist. Previously, Andreacchi served as associate editor at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. She earned an MS in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Samantha Andreacchi, Michael Bartley, Paula Crawford. Keyaanna Pausch. second row from left to right: Elizabeth Spencer, Allora McChesney, Airi Katsuta, Lauren Prioreschi, Josselin Salazar.

Desert Botanical Garden. She earned a BS in zoology from Brigham Young University.

Herberger Theater Center. She earned a BA in philosophy from Arizona State University.

Keyaanna Pausch has joined the Museum as an audio/visual technician. Previously, Pausch served as a management intern at the Arizona State University Synthesis Center. She earned a BA in digital culture from Arizona State University.

Airi Katsuta has been promoted from audio/ visual technician to creative media specialist. Previously, Katsuta worked as a freelance photographer. She earned a BFA in photography from Arizona State University.

Michael Bartley has joined the Museum as the senior manager, design and digital strategy. Previously, Bartley served as the coordinator of marketing and alumni relations at Estrella Mountain Community College. He earned a BS in humanities from Northern Arizona University.

Elizabeth Spencer has joined the Museum as the associate registrar. Previously, Spencer served as the assistant registrar at the Toledo Museum of Art. She earned an MA in art history from the University of Cincinnati.

Paula Crawford has joined the Museum as the development database manager. Previously, Crawford served as development database and operations manager at the

Allora McChesney has been promoted from visitor services associate to development information services assistant. Previously, McChesney served as a box office representative at


first row from left to right:


Lauren Prioreschi has been promoted from gallery attendant to assistant retail sales manager. Previously, Prioreschi served as a retail business manager at Bloomingdale’s. She earned a BFA in fashion design from Woodbury University. Josselin Salazar has been promoted from marketing assistant to web and social media coordinator. Previously, she served as a member services representative at the Scottsdale Cultural Council. She earned a BA in psychology from Arizona State University.

NEW HIRES Visitor Services Associates Elizabeth Cowee Kei Lani Daniels Lydia Smart Gallery Attendants Merryn Alaka Gina Almeter Ashton Brown Marcus Chavez Jsanae Davis Brandon Edelson Shuree Fluty Deryk George Ashlyn Howard Jordan LeGrange Alexander Montoya April Sargent


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YOUR LEGACY IS HIS FUTURE. A good life is one made up of small, meaningful moments. Those moments happen in the places where families, large, small, and everything in between, can come together. Places like Phoenix Art Museum. When you make a planned gift to the Museum, you ensure that your family, for generations to come, will have a place to unite, grow, and dream. Your legacy becomes so much more than a financial gift. It becomes a future. We’d love a chance to tell you more about our planned giving program and the 21st Century Society.

Rossi Todorova, Major and Planned Giving Officer 602.257.2169 |

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f o The Taste Brazil


rom abundant, savory spices to sweet, tropical fruits, Brazilian cuisine is a melting pot of flavors. As Phoenix Art Museum celebrates Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo, join us at Palette to relish in the delicious variety of our Brazilian-inspired menu.




The quintessential Brazilian appetizer, our chicken empanadas are served alongside our house-made spicy peri-peri and chimichurri sauces.

Palette’s chicken salad with a twist, with green apple, raisins, roasted corn, carrots, peas, and mixed greens on a sun-dried-tomato wrap.

For a hearty amount of vegetables, try this bed of greens topped with grilled chicken, black-eyed peas, tomatoes, cotija cheese, roasted corn, poblano peppers, and a roasted red bell pepper vinaigrette.




This hot sandwich is served on focaccia, stuffed with portobello, grilled onions, roasted red pepper, provolone, and chimichurri sauce.

This salad comes with fresh mango, avocado, toasted cashews, feta, and pichuberries on a bed of local mixed greens finished with an açaí vinaigrette.

For dessert, indulge with a flavorful, locally made raspberry sorbet topped with slices of fresh mango.

Palette’s special Brazilian menu will be available through the fall season at Phoenix Art Museum. To learn more, visit



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Why We Give


s a Phoenix-based company, PetSmart is proud of our Arizona heritage. We’re even more proud to support local organizations that bring communities together, and that’s why we’ve partnered with Phoenix Art Museum.

in our community, and brings some of the best art from around the world right to our doorstep. Whether you’re a prospective donor, Member, or first-time visitor, there’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved. Join PetSmart at the

JOIN PETSMART AT THE MUSEUM AS WE CONNECT WITH OUR CITY’S PAST, INVEST IN ITS FUTURE, AND CELEBRATE SELF-EXPRESSION, FAMILY, DIVERSITY, AND CREATIVITY. Our mission is a shared one: to connect people with opportunities to make their lives better, richer, fuller. Phoenix Art Museum makes the joy of creativity accessible to everyone

Museum as we connect with our city’s past, invest in its future, and celebrate self-expression, family, diversity, and creativity, right in the heart of downtown Phoenix.

Rosie, a one-year-old golden retriever, sits with PetSmart associate and pal, Viktoriya G., at the PetSmart Home Office in Phoenix.


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Colors of the Season

Illuminate and inspire this holiday season with coloful, art-inspired goodies from The Museum Store.




$90.00 member | $100.00 non-member

Cheerful glass circles and elegant Czech beads team up to form a rainbow of vibrant colors, the perfect accessory to a holiday wardrobe.


$58.50 member | $65.00 non-member

This elegant silk scarf imbues a bold geometric pattern, inspired by the paintings of Piet Mondrian, with a certain softness.

3  GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS $31.50 member | $35.00 non-member

This beautifully illustrated children’s book, featuring artwork by 60 women artists from around the world, is packed with bedtime stories about the lives of 100 extraordinary women, past and present.


$40.50 member | $45.00 non-member

A modern, artist-inspired take on Japanese kokeshi dolls, customarily given as symbols of friendship.

5  JUMBO GLOW-IN-THE-DARK MAGNATAB $35.99 member | $39.99 non-member

This limited-edition, glow-in-the-dark Magnatab brings an exciting new dimension to nighttime drawing.



$99.00 member | $110.00 non-member

Featuring snippets of the artist’s best-loved pieces, this colorful charm bracelet will add a touch of Frida to any ensemble.


$19.79 member | $21.99 non-member

Get artsy with our super thick Jotblock sketchpad, with built-in storage for color pencils (included)!


$112.50 member | $125.00 non-member

Inspired by waves in water, each vase by design legend Alvar Aalto is unique and mouth-blown at the Iittala glass factory in Finland.



$32.40 member | $36.00 non-member

Introduce the artist in your life to Andy Sock-Hole, Frida Callus, Feetasso, and Vincent Van Toe!


$40.50 member | $45.00 non-member

This wonderfully abstract puzzle by Swedish designer Clara von Zweigbergk is perfect for play or display.



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Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now

March 24 – July 15, 2018 Steele Gallery

coming soon:

Valeska Soares


aleska Soares: Any Moment Now is a mid-career survey of the Brazilian artist’s work, the first at a U.S. museum since 2003. Soares is recognized internationally for her polished, minimalistic artworks that encourage visitor participation. Through installation and assemblage, she demonstrates a fascination with space, time, and what occurs beyond their perceived limits. As fellow Brazilian artist Vik Muniz has stated, “Through a seemingly inexhaustible range of techniques, themes, and strategies, Soares’ work oscillates between materiality and memory, desire and decay, sensation and intoxication.” The exhibition will feature approximately 50 multimedia works, paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations created by Soares during the past two decades. This project represents a landmark partnership between Phoenix Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art as part of the Getty Foundation’s 2017 Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now is organized by Phoenix Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art as part of the Getty Foundation’s 2017 Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. It is made possible by the generous support of Shawn and Joe Lampe and by grant funding awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.


Members will enjoy an exclusive preview of this exhibition. Become a Member today at

Valeska Soares, Any Moment Now…, 2014. 365 vintage dust jackets mounted on linen panels and 4 vintage library ladders. Courtesy Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo. Installation view: Eleven Rivington Gallery, New York, 2014. Photo: Charles Benton.



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THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, GIVE THE GIFT OF EXPERIENCE. Give the gift of future memories, of a life made richer through art. A gift of Museum Membership provides the one you love with a boundless freedom to imagine, dream, and create within our galleries and beyond. Gift Memberships begin at $80 and provide a year of free admission.

For more details, contact or 602.257.2124, or visit

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NOV E M BE R 2017– FE BRUA RY 2018

Sheila Pepe, Put Me Down Gently (detail), 2014. Parachute cord, laces, yarn, and hardware. Installation view, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa. Collection of the artist. Photo: Rick Lozier Photography.

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