Press RoomArizona Costume Institute launches new social-networking event for ACI members and friends

Arizona Costume Institute launches new social-networking event for ACI members and friends

Arizona Costume Institute launches new social-networking event for ACI members and friends
Aug, 03, 2021

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Arizona Costume Institute launches new social-networking event for ACI members and friends

Monthly ACI Member Social Hours hosted at Phoenix Art Museum in Palette Restaurant to build community around fashion

PHOENIX (August 3, 2021) – Arizona Costume Institute (ACI), a support group of Phoenix Art Museum that raises vital funds for the institution’s fashion-design exhibitions, acquisitions, and education programs, has launched a new monthly social event for ACI members. Monthly ACI Member Social Hours will be hosted every third Wednesday of the month in Palette, the Museum’s on-site restaurant, and will connect ACI members with fellow fashion enthusiasts from across the Valley of the Sun.

Attendees of the event will learn about Arizona Costume Institute and the fashion-design collection at Phoenix Art Museum, one of only seven art museums in the country with a long and continuously active fashion-design program. ACI members are encouraged to invite friends, who will learn about the Museum and the many benefits of becoming an ACI member. Each social hour will feature access to special guests, including Arizona Costume Institute board members and members of Museum leadership. Beginning this fall, attendees will also enjoy Docent-led tours of current fashion-design exhibitions.

All ACI members and their invited guests are welcomed to attend. Online registration and Museum admission are not required. The ACI Social Hour is a no-host event. All food and beverage is optional and can be purchased individually at Palette.

For those attendees who wish to experience current special-engagement exhibitions on view at Phoenix Art Museum prior to the ACI Social Hour, admission will be required, and tickets can be pre-purchased here. For more information about Monthly ACI Member Social Hours, email or call 602.307.2011. To learn more about PhxArt Member benefits or to join Arizona Costume Institute, visit link.


August 18 | 4 – 6:30 pm

September 15 | 4 – 6:30 pm

October 20 | 4 – 6:30 pm

November 17 | 4 – 6:30 pm

December 15 | 4 – 6:30 pm

About Arizona Costume Institute

Arizona Costume Institute was founded in 1966 to support the fashion-design department of Phoenix Art Museum through the acquisition and preservation of garments and accessories of historical and aesthetic significance and through events and fundraising efforts that support and deepen awareness of the Museum’s fashion exhibitions and education programs. ACI’s support of this collection area depends on the enthusiasm of dedicated volunteers. The ACI Board of Managers 2021 president is Khamsone Sirimanivong. To learn more about Arizona Costume Institute, visit

About Phoenix Art Museum

Since 1959, Phoenix Art Museum has provided millions of guests with access to world-class art and experiences in an effort to ignite imaginations, create meaningful connections, and serve as a brave space for all people who wish to experience the transformative power of art. Located in Phoenix’s Central Corridor, the Museum is a vibrant destination for the visual arts and the largest art museum in the southwestern United States. Each year, more than 300,000 guests engage with critically acclaimed national and international exhibitions and the Museum’s collection of more than 20,000 works of American and Western American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design. The Museum also presents a comprehensive film program, live performances, and educational programs designed for visitors of all ages, along with vibrant photography exhibitions made possible through the Museum’s landmark partnership with the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. To learn more about Phoenix Art Museum, visit, or call 602.257.1880.

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