Press RoomMay 2020 Virtual Events Hosted by Phoenix Art Museum

May 2020 Virtual Events Hosted by Phoenix Art Museum

Apr, 30, 2020

Special Events and Programs

May 2020 Virtual Events Hosted by Phoenix Art Museum

PHOENIX (April 30, 2020) – Phoenix Art Museum will present a number of virtual events in May to continue our commitment to engage audiences from the safety and comfort of their homes during this time of social distancing.


Virtual First Friday
Friday, May 1 | 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Join Phoenix Art Museum and Arizona State University (ASU) for a virtual First Friday experience featuring Signals/Signs, the newest performance and installation works by ASU students studying media design. Using emergent technologies, these projects explore being and nothingness, hip-hop dance with a background of Ryukyuan history, A.I. chatbots as performance collaborators, animated storytelling, and more. The event will be presented through Zoom, a video conference program, and on the PhxArt YouTube channel. For more information, click here.

Weekly Virtual Mindfulness Sessions
May 7, 14, 21 | Noon
Scientific studies show that the art of mindfulness can relieve anxiety, depression, pain, and stress and actually change the way you feel, think, work, and play by opening new pathways in the brain. Presented in collaboration with Hospice of the Valley, this free, 30-minute, at-home mindfulness session promotes living in the moment. This session is hosted on Zoom, a video conference program. For more information, click here.

The Whole Story | “Hey Mama”
Friday, May 8 | 5:30 pm
The Whole Story is a live storytelling show that celebrates the nuances of our humanity through personal stories told from the Black perspective. For this edition, Alexus Rhone, Theresa Okokon, Dr. Quintin Boyce, Ghazi Hamza Muhammad, and host Rachel Egboro celebrate Black mothers just in time for Mother’s Day. This pay-what-you-wish program will be live-streamed on the PhxArt Facebook page and the PhxArt YouTube channel.

Slow Art at Home | Guided Meditation with Phoenix Art Museum
Thursday, May 28 | Noon
Guided by a Museum educator, this pay-what-you-wish #PhxArtatHome meditation session provides an opportunity to connect with the present moment and create a deeper understanding of a work of art from the Museum’s collection. May’s Slow Art will feature the photograph Untitled (House in the Road) (2002) by Gregory Crewdson and will be presented through Zoom, a video conference platform. For more information, click here.


Virtual Exhibition Tour | India: Fashion’s Muse
Helen Jean, the Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design at Phoenix Art Museum, takes viewers on a virtual tour of India: Fashion’s Muse. Featuring more than 50 stunning ensembles and accessories, the Museum’s latest fashion exhibition celebrates the extraordinary craftsmanship of fashions from India as well as the global trends and couture fantasies they’ve inspired across centuries. In addition to traditional garments and designer works by Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Halston, and Chanel, Fashion’s Muse features contemporary ensembles by Anamika Khanna to illustrate how Indian fashion designers today are merging traditional practices and techniques with modern materials and sensibilities. Click here to experience the virtual tour.

Virtual Exhibition and Audio Guides | Teresita Fernández: Elemental
Preview the Museum’s upcoming exhibition Teresita Fernández: Elemental, the first mid-career retrospective of the internationally acclaimed conceptual artist. Fernández is best known for her immersive installations and sculptures and her monumental public art commissions. Click here for exhibition and audio guides to learn more about how her work challenges conventional definitions of the landscape and explores the relationship between material, history, nature, and place.

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 connection, 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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