The collection of Phoenix Art Museum features more than 20,000 works of fashion design, Asian art, American and Western American art, Latin American art, European art, photography, and modern and contemporary art that demonstrate centuries of artistic innovation and global creativity. As the Museum continues to acquire new works over time, its collection evolves and strengthens.
Miné Okubo, WPA, 1940. Oil on canvas. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds provided by Men’s Arts Council Western Art Endowment Fund. Courtesy of the Miné Okubo Estate.
This Just In: A Spotlight on New Acquisitions presents a selection of new artworks as they are accepted into the collection of Phoenix Art Museum. Many of the works in this regularly rotating installation, including a work on paper by Elizabeth Layton and a painting by Miné Okubo, which represents the first work in the Museum’s American art collection by a Japanese-American woman, are on view for the first time in the Museum’s galleries, and all lay the foundation for and bear witness to new curatorial initiatives while, foreshadowing what the future of the collection holds. In highlighting these new acquisitions, the Museum acknowledges its efforts to address gaps in the collection where more visibility for underrepresented artists is needed.
Elizabeth Layton, “I’m Into Walking”, 1988. Pencil, colored pencil, paper. Gift of the artist. Courtesy of the estate of Elizabeth Layton. Header: Installation view, This Just In: A Spotlight on New Acquisitions, 2021, Phoenix Art Museum. Courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum.
This Just In: A Spotlight on New Acquisitions is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of the Museum’s Circles of Support and Museum Members.
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
Featuring more than 20,000 objects, the collection spans the globe, bringing the world to our city, and our city to the world.MORE