Press RoomPhoenix Art Museum launches new virtual and in-person programs in March 2022
Phoenix Art Museum launches new virtual and in-person programs in March 2022
Feb, 22, 2022
Special Events and Programs
Phoenix Art Museum launches new virtual and in-person programs in March 2022
PHOENIX (February 22, 2022) – This March, Phoenix Art Museum has launched new virtual and in-person programs including new lectures and First Friday programming. The Museum will also host virtual programs and in-person events with limited capacity, including Creative Saturday, Object of the Month, and others.
For a full list of exhibitions on view now at Phoenix Art Museum, visit phxart.org/art/exhibitions/. For information on the Museum’s COVID-19 visitor policies and procedures, click here.
FEATURED MARCH 2022 EVENTS Storytime in the Garden March 2 | 10:30 am Free for Members | Included in general admission for general public Limited capacity. Advance registration required. Designed for our youngest Museum visitors (ages 0- 5) and their parents or caregivers, share the joy of early literacy and art-inspired play as families and friends are invited for hands-on learning in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden. Bring your own blanket and come prepared for outdoor fun! The Storytime in the Garden series will be offered on the first Wednesday each month. Tickets are available for reservation here.
Storytime in the Garden is made possible in part by Carolyn Dunkin Schulte Educational Endowment Fund, The Discount Tire Endowment for Children’s Art Programs, and William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Educational Programs.
Creative Saturday March 12 | Noon – 3 pm Free for Members | Included in general admission for general public Make art outdoors with Phoenix-based teaching artist Mia B. Adams. Visitors of all ages and abilities are invited to draw inspiration from Pard Morrison’s Nimbus sculpture in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden. Experiment with color and repeated shapes to create your own 3D artwork to take home. All materials provided. Tickets are available for purchase here.
Creative Saturday is made possible in part by Carolyn Dunkin Schulte Educational Endowment Fund, The Discount Tire Endowment for Children’s Art Programs, and William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund for Educational Programs.
Medicine for the Mind: Public Talk and Meditation with International Teacher, Gen-la Kelsang Jampa March 30 | 7 pm $10 for the general public and Members Limited capacity. Advance registration required. Face masks are required in Whiteman Hall. Over the past several years, feelings of anger, stress, and anxiety have swept the world. In this program, presented in collaboration with the Kadampa Meditation Center Phoenix, learn how you can be free from painful states of mind and contribute to authentic peace in yourself and in the world with internationally renowned, ordained Buddhist teacher, Gen-la Kelsand Jampa. Tickets are available for purchase here.
MARCH 2022 EVENTS Weekly Virtual Mindfulness Sessions March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | Noon Free for Members | $5 suggested donation for the public 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 present. This session is hosted live on Zoom, a video-conference platform. For more information, click here.
Object of the Month: Explorer Artists Bodmer-Catlin Series: Addih-Hiddisch, Hidatsa Chief by John Coleman March 3, 5, 17, 24 | 11:30 am Free for Members | Included with general admission Based on a Native American portrait done in 1833 by explorer artist Karl Bodmer, contemporary sculptor John Coleman created a three-dimensional portrait of a real-life Hidatsa Chief. Join the conversation with Docent Mary Menacker to explore how this artwork invites conversation about technique, the artist’s inspiration, and the character of this great warrior. Tickets are available here.
FREE-ACCESS TIMES Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesdays Every Wednesday | 3 – 9 pm Voluntary-donation general admission SPECIAL-EXHIBITION TICKETS: $5 for Adults | FREE for Museum Members and veterans/active-duty military* From 3 – 9 pm every Wednesday, the Museum offers voluntary-donation general admission and reduced rates to view special-engagement exhibitions.
Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesdays are made possible by SRP and supported in part by the Angela and Leonard Singer Endowment for Performing Arts, with additional support from the Museum’s Circles of Support and Museum Members.
*The Military Access Program at Phoenix Art Museum (MAP@PAM) is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Hong and Doris Ong, Nancy Hanley Eriksson, and Shamrock Foods Foundation.
VIRTUAL SCHOOL AND ADULT TOURS In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and as in-person, on-site tours for schools remain suspended until further notice, Phoenix Art Museum now offers live Virtual Classroom Visits. The Museum also offers Virtual Presentations for Adults to bring art-engagement opportunities to the community.
PhxArt Virtual Classroom Visits Led by Museum Docents, the institution’s corps of volunteer educators, PhxArt Virtual Classroom Visits engage students with various art-related topics that complement classroom curriculum. These live virtual art presentations can be presented on a range of video platforms for a fee of $25 per presentation, with free or reduced-cost Virtual Classroom Visits available for Title-I schools. For more information, click here.
PhxArt Virtual Presentations for Adults PhxArt Virtual Presentations for Adults are available for both community-serving institutions and private groups of 10 adults or more. Led by Museum Docents, these live, image-based presentations explore various themes related to the Museum’s collection of more than 20,000 artworks from around the world, creating opportunities for meaningful peer interaction and engagement. For more information, click here.
PHXARTIST SPOTLIGHTS Presented by Phoenix Art Museum, PhxArtist Spotlight is a monthly 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 month, the Museum highlights a different artist working in Arizona, posting a Q&A with the artist and images of their work on the Museum’s Instagram and Facebook channels and on the Museum’s bilingual blog. The artist is also highlighted in a monthly email sent to Museum Members, Circles of Support donors, and a subscriber list of more than 65,000 followers. For more information on the series, click here. For recent spotlights on Jerome Myers and Mark Peterman, click here.
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 phxart.org, or call 602.257.1880.