Press RoomPhoenix Art Museum presents virtual events, artist spotlights, and new in-gallery art-education experience through November 2020

Phoenix Art Museum presents virtual events, artist spotlights, and new in-gallery art-education experience through November 2020

Oct, 23, 2020

Special Events and Programs

Phoenix Art Museum presents virtual events, artist spotlights, and new in-gallery art-education experience through November 2020

PHOENIX (October 23, 2020) – Phoenix Art Museum will continue to present virtual events and engagement experiences through November 2020, in addition to continuing its biweekly PhxArtist Spotlight series, which showcases Arizona artists across the institution’s bilingual blog and social media channels. All in-person Museum events, tours, and public programs remain suspended until further notice as part of the Museum’s ongoing commitment to prioritize the health and well-being of its visitors, staff, and volunteers.

For information on the Museum’s new COVID-19 visitor policies and procedures, click here.

Dial-A-Docent | Teresita Fernández: Elemental In-Gallery Experience
Wednesdays | 11 am – noon and 4 – 6 pm
Thursday – Sunday | 11 am – noon Phoenix Art Museum has launched its new “Dial-A-Docent” program, a new virtual in-gallery experience in Teresita Fernández: Elemental. The program enables visitors to safely engage with and learn from volunteer educators from the Museum’s Docent Corps through Zoom, a video-conference platform. Members and visitors can access the virtual experience on their personal devices as they explore the first floor of the new exhibition. Login information for the “Dial-A-Docent” program is available on-site.

Presented by Phoenix Art Museum, PhxArtist Spotlight is a bimonthly 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 Ann Morton, Joe Ray, Abbey Messmer, and Chris Heck, who directed the Museum’s new short film, click here.

Weekly Virtual Mindfulness Sessions
November 5, 12, 19 | 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.

Mapping the Americas | A Virtual Conversation
November 19 | 5:30 pm
During this virtual conversation, curator and art historian Marissa Del Toro and Matthew Toro, director of maps, imagery, and geospatial services at ASU Library, will discuss the sociopolitical effects of spatial representation in cartography and the artwork of Teresita Fernández. More information will be available soon on

Virtual Slow Art at Home | Guided Meditation with Phoenix Art Museum
November 25 | 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. November’s Slow Art will be presented through Zoom, a video-conference platform. For more information and to RSVP, click here.

Virtual Audio Guides | Teresita Fernández: Elemental
Virtually experience the Museum’s new 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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