Press RoomPhoenix Art Museum presents virtual Annual Meeting, The Whole Story, and other events in January 2021, extends Adopt-a-Firefly

Phoenix Art Museum presents virtual Annual Meeting, The Whole Story, and other events in January 2021, extends Adopt-a-Firefly

Dec, 22, 2020

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Phoenix Art Museum presents virtual Annual Meeting, The Whole Story, and other events in January 2021, extends Adopt-a-Firefly

PHOENIX (December 22, 2020) – This January, Phoenix Art Museum will present a number of virtual events and community-engagement opportunities, including the next installment of The Whole Story and the Museum’s biweekly PhxArtist Spotlight series. Community members are also invited to attend a virtual, socially distanced State of the Museum program.

All in-person Museum events, tours, and public programs remain suspended until further notice. For information on the Museum’s COVID-19 visitor policies and procedures, click here.

Now through January 15, 2021
Community members are invited to adopt named, digital fireflies to help light a digital, interactive experience on inspired by You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies by Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. Those who participate by purchasing a digital firefly will receive a FREE annual Membership to Phoenix Art Museum. Adopt-a-Firefly Memberships can also be gifted to loved ones. Purchase before January 15, 2021 using the code FIREFLY10 and get $10 off. Current PhxArt Members have automatically been gifted personalized, digital fireflies and can search for them here. All Adopt-a-Firefly Memberships support the staff and vital operations of Phoenix Art Museum during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Annual Meeting: The State of the Museum
January 13, 2021 | 10 am
Join Tim Rodgers, PhD, the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum, along with members of the Board of Trustees and Museum staff, for a socially distanced State of the Museum program that explores the progress the Museum has made in pursuit of its goals to provide all people with increased access to arts and culture. For more information, click here.

The Whole Story | 2020: What Happened? What Now?
January 15, 2021 | 5:30 pm
The Whole Story, a personal storytelling event that seeks to bring greater depth and breadth to our understanding of the human experience from the Black perspective, returns to Phoenix Art Museum throughout 2021 in a virtual format, kicking off the New Year with the new series 2020: What Happened? What Now? Black storytellers will reflect on 2020 and brainstorm new stories that will be shared later in 2021. Audiences will witness how a story develops from an idea into a performance, as storytellers share some of their highlights and lowlights of the past year. This pay-what-you-wish program will be live-streamed on YouTube. All donations will support Phoenix Art Museum and The Whole Story. For more information, click here.

Weekly Virtual Mindfulness Sessions
January 7, 14, 21 | 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 present. 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
January 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. January’s Slow Art will be presented through Zoom, a video-conference platform. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Presented by Phoenix Art Museum, PhxArtist Spotlight is a biweekly 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. Twice a 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, Facebook, and Twitter 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 an email subscriber list of more than 67,000 followers.For more information on the series, click here. For recent spotlights on artists Michelle Meyer and Kieran Thompson, director of the Museum’s award-winning short film, Wish You Were There, 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, or call 602.257.1880.

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