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Discover artworks from our collections, hear from curators, and explore our exhibitions and community programs through stories, videos, activities, and more on the PhxArt blog.

PhxArt Stories
Safety Blankets: Discourse on Neurodivergence

“I made Neurokin as a reminder of living in community. It has been so validating to find people who can relate to being neurodivergent in an ableist world.” – Michelle Dawn, Textile Artist Safety Blankets: Discourse on Neurodivergence aims to spark connections and discourse and challenge the meaning of neurodivergence. The installation, presented in PhxArt’s

The Princesses and the Royal Painters

By Lisa Forrest, PhxArt Marketing Specialist Installation view of Art of the Americas + Europe, 2021, Phoenix Art Museum. Before photography and social media, the 18th century aristocracy commissioned artists to create large-scale portraits to symbolize their power in society. Take, for example, this portrait of Madame Adélaïde, daughter of King Louis XV and aunt of


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