Press RoomPhoenix Art Museum launches artist-spotlight series, presents virtual events through August 2020

Phoenix Art Museum launches artist-spotlight series, presents virtual events through August 2020

Jul, 17, 2020

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Phoenix Art Museum launches artist-spotlight series, presents virtual events through August 2020

PHOENIX (July 17, 2020) – Phoenix Art Museum has launched a new weekly series that showcases Arizona artists on the institution’s new bilingual blog and across its social media channels. The initiative reflects the Museum’s commitment to use its platform to amplify the voices and work of the local artist community. Additionally, the Museum will continue to present virtual events through August as part of its ongoing commitment to engage audiences with the Museum’s exhibitions and collections from the safety and comfort of their homes during the time of COVID-19.


Presented by Phoenix Art Museum, PhxArtist Spotlight is a new weekly series that explores what inspires and motivates Valley creatives, while leveraging the Museum’s reach in its community to support and expand awareness of working artists, many of whom have been deeply impacted by the economic effects of COVID-19. Each Tuesday, the Museum will highlight a different artist working in Arizona, posting a Q&A with the artist and images of their work on the Museum’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter channels and on the Museum’s bilingual blog. The artist will also be highlighted in a monthly email sent to Museum Members, Circles of Support donors, and an email subscriber list of more than 67,000 followers.

Community members are invited to nominate artists for consideration. For more information on the new series and to nominate artists for a future PhxArtist Spotlight, click here. For recent spotlights on artists Antoinette Cauley and Merryn Alaka, click here.


Weekly Virtual Mindfulness Sessions
August 6, 13, 20, 27 | Noon
Scientific studies show the art of mindfulness can relieve anxiety, depression, pain, and stress and actually change the way we 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 platform. For more information, click here.

Virtual Slow Art at Home | Guided Meditation with Phoenix Art Museum
August 27 | 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. August’s Slow Art will be presented through Zoom, a video conference platform. For more information and to RSVP, 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 Preview and Audio Guides | Teresita Fernández: Elemental
Virtually 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 virtual 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 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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