Phoenix Art Museum exhibitions through end of 2015

Andy Warhol: Portraits
March 4—June 21, 2015

One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, Andy Warhol was at the forefront of the Pop Art movement and known for his brightly colored images. This exhibition examines Warhol’s fascination with celebrity culture and the “world famous,” featuring nearly 200 screen print paintings, drawings, videos, paintings and photographs from his student days in the 1940s to the New Wave-era 1980s. Also on view will be an installation of Warhol’s reflective Silver Clouds, helium-filled metalized balloons.

Pattern Play: The Contemporary Designs of Jacqueline Groag
April 4—August 9, 2015

Following the prolonged trauma of World War II a renewed public appetite for color and pattern flourished in Britain. Czech-born Jacqueline Groag was one of the most versatile female designers of the post-war period. From the colorful and playful to the abstract and representational, Groag’s work contributed to Britain’s spirit of renewal and defined the popular “contemporary” style.

One-of-a-Kind: Unique Photographic Objects from the Center for Creative Photography
April 11—October 19, 2015

This unique photography exhibition covers the entire history of the photographic medium from the 1840s to the present day—works highlight several photographic processes from negative or digital capture to daguerreotypes and Polaroid prints. On view will be photographs by David Emitt Adams, Pierre Cordier, Betty Hahn, Bill Jay, Chris McCaw, Joyce Neimanas, Susan Rankaitis and Andy Warhol.

Hidden Histories in Latin American Art
May 9—August 23, 2015

The focus of this exhibition is an investigation of the means by which some Latin American and Latino artists spotlight stories or histories marginalized by the media in their artistic practice. Historically, many artists have sought to expose parallel truths existing outside of the mainstream. The artists in this exhibition explore neglected yet pressing histories, such as the violence against women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico; the marginalization of indigenous communities in Guatemala; and the fate of civilians “disappeared” by military and paramilitary groups in Colombia.

Hidden Histories will include works by Teresa Margolles (Mexico, born 1963), Doris Salcedo (Colombia, 1958), Graciela Sacco (Argentina, 1956), Luis González Palma (Guatemala, 1957) and Annie López (US, 1958), among others. The exhibition encompasses approximately 1,400 square feet and includes works from the Phoenix Art Museum’s permanent collection as well as loans from other institutions and private collections.

From New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection
June 7—September 7, 2015

Enjoy masterworks of American Modernism from the early 1910s to the post-war era. Artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove and Marsden Hartley explore a wide range of modernist approaches with emphasis given to American cubism, nature-based abstractions of the Stieglitz Circle and regional modernism from the American Southwest.

American and European Art from the 1920s and 1930s
June 13—November 15, 2015

From the highs of the Roaring ‘20s to the depths of the Depression and the beginnings of the Second World War, the art of the period expressed the interests and concerns of the era. This focused exhibition features highlights from the Museum’s collection.

Masterworks of Spanish Colonial Art from Phoenix Art Museum’s Collection
September 5, 2015—March 6, 2016

View remarkable Spanish Colonial artworks created in the 17th and 18th centuries that were recently acquired by Phoenix Art Museum, including an 18th-century Mexican painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe that will be on display at the Museum for the first time.

Gianfranco Ferré Designs
October 24, 2015—February 28, 2016

According to Gianfranco Ferré, drawing is the expression of freedom and rigor, creativity and method, but also a working tool and the point of departure for a project. This exhibition brings together more than 80 sketches by Ferré both illustrative and technical along with examples of how the sketches are translated into a three-dimensional garment.

INFOCUS PhotoBid
October 30—November 20, 2015

Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold
October 3, 2015—January 31, 2016

Renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei took as his inspiration twelve bronze sculptures of Chinese zodiac creatures that once graced an elaborate Qing dynasty fountain in Yuanming Yuan, an 18th century imperial retreat outside Beijing designed by two European Jesuits. Their heads were looted by British and French troops in the Second Opium War in 1860. Today many view them as a symbol of cultural theft. The artist recreated them in 2010 as a subversive commentary on the nature of looting and repatriation. Also part of the exhibition will be a video about the artist and 18th-century Chinese bronze works from Phoenix Art Museum’s collection.

The White Shirt According to Me. Gianfranco Ferré
November 4, 2015—January 18, 2016

The white shirt became a hallmark of Gianfranco Ferre’s (1944- 2007) style. Trained initially as an architect, Ferre’s work is rooted in the philosophy that his customer wants functional, classic yet powerful clothes constructed from high quality materials. This exhibition includes drawings, technical details, sketches, photographs and videos in addition to Ferre’s virtuoso interpretations of this classic design.

Liliane Tomasko: The Last 10 Years
November 21, 2015—February 14, 2016

The artist’s paintings are veiled in darkness—evocative and emotionally charged. Over the last decade the underlying drawings beneath the layers of thick paint have evolved into her “inside out” paintings. A reversal of process, the colorful textiles are strewn, stacked and composed—undulating and transforming from abstraction to mountain vistas. From darkness into light, the viewer is transported to another time and space within these intimate, quiet and edgy interior settings.

Cameos: Sculpture in Miniature
November 28, 2015—April 17, 2016

Showcasing intricate carvings in gemstones, shell, and glass that measure just one to three inches each, this exhibition features more than 150 European cameos from the 18th and 19th centuries. Among the many detailed designs are biblical and mythological scenes, images of gods, goddesses and philosophers, as well as historical portraits.

Photographic Still Life
December 5, 2015—May 15, 2016

This exhibition will draw on the rich resources at the Center for Creative Photography to explore photography’s contribution to the still life genre and to contrast these photographic works to painted still lifes from the collection of Phoenix Art Museum. Photographers included are Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Josef Sudek, Arthur Tress, Jo Ann Callis and Jan Groover.

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