Between 2009 and 2019, the permanent collection of Phoenix Art Museum has experienced incredible growth. This exhibition showcases select works of art acquired ten years after the Museum’s 50th anniversary. The Past Decade demonstrates the Museum’s firm commitment to diversity and artistic excellence through a careful selection of works from the departments of modern and contemporary art, Latin American art, American art, Asian art, and fashion design.
Arcmanoro Niles, Does a Broken Home Become a Broken Family, 2019. Oil, acrylic and glitter on canvas. Purchased with funds provided by the Dawn and David Lenhardt Emerging Artist Acquisition Fund.
Of particular note is the Museum’s recent decision to acquire historic photographic works that complement our permanent collections. In this installation, we celebrate the artistic genius of Aaron Siskind, Harry Callahan, and Bruce Davidson, photographic masters whose work remains relevant to this day. Furthermore, the arrangement of art works in The Past Decade opens up the possibility for interdepartmental conversations to emerge as a way of engaging a contemporary, globalized view of visual culture.
Bruce Davidson, Untitled (East 100th Street), 1966. Gelatin silver print. Gift of an anonymous donor. © Bruce Davidson.
On view for a limited time, exhibitions present art from across the centuries and the globe, from iconic fashion to Old Master paintings, contemporary photography to historical objects of Asia.MORE
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Featuring more than 20,000 objects in nine collecting areas, the collection spans many cultures and periods, bringing the world to our city, and our city to the world.MORE