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August 2017
Aug 5

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Experience and Circles Members Only: Tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

If you missed our first tour in May, you now have a second chance to attend the Experience and Circles members tour of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera with museum curator Janet Cantley. Limited to the first 40 participants, this intimate early morning discussion will take place throughout the ... Details →

Aug 13

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Lente Contemporánea: A Look
at Frida & Diego

A Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Exhibition Conversation Kahlo and Rivera helped to create movements of greater social awareness and artistic innovation that continue to influence artists and audiences today. Join us for a lively discussion moderated by Claudia Mesch, professor of art history at ASU School of Art, ... Details →

November 2017
Nov 8

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

T. C. Cannon: A Black Leggings Warrior

The warrior is one of the most revered members of Kiowa culture. In honor of Veterans Day and T.C. Cannon’s own service in the U.S. Army, this panel with Tatiana Lomahaftewa-Singer (Choctaw/Hopi), Curator of Collections, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) and Warren Queton (Kiowa), University of Oklahoma ... Details →

February 2018
Feb 3

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Lecture: Richard and Jared Chavez

Jeweler Richard Chavez and son Jared Chavez, an artist in his own right who carries on his father’s artistic tradition, will discuss Chavez’s career as it began in architecture and led into fine jewelry design that is celebrated today. Chavez will also discuss his artistic process and his influence ... Details →

March 2018
Mar 17

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

AZ Speaks Series – The Earliest Apache in Arizona: Evidence and Arguments

How did the Apache impact late prehistoric peoples? Research provides evidence of ancestral Apaches in the southern Southwest as early as A.D. 1300. Evidence comes from chronometric dates obtained from storage features (covered with grass or leaves), on Apache pottery, and from roasting pits, all in direct association with ... Details →

April 2018
Apr 15

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

T.C. Cannon Lecture Series: Contemporary – From T.C. to Now

You are invited to attend the last discussion in our series for the exhibition Of God and Mortal Men: Masterworks by T.C. Cannon from the Nancy and Richard Bloch Collection. Organized around the theme of contemporary expression witnessed decades ago and using T.C. Cannon as a model, we will ... Details →

Apr 18–22

Steven Paul Judd

The museum is delighted to host Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw) for an artist-in-residence from April 18 through 22. Judd will demonstrate and teach interested visitors stop-motion animation and mosaic painting activities as well as give a public lecture and showcase his short films. Judd’s work is a combination of ... Details →

May 2018
May 5

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Set in Stone but Not in Meaning: Southwestern Indian Rock Art

Ancient Indian pictographs (rock paintings) and petroglyphs (symbols carved or pecked on rocks) are claimed by some to be forms of writing for which meanings are known. Allen Dart illustrates southwestern petroglyphs and pictographs and discusses how even the same rock art symbol may be interpreted differently from popular, ... Details →

May 5

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Dear Listener Lecture Series

This three-part Lecture Series will examine concepts explored in Nicholas Galanin’s exhibition Dear Listener through public discourse with artists, curators, and activists, Join us for special engagements in May, June, and July. All engagements are free and open to the public. Race and Identity Readdressed Through Contemporary Art May ... Details →

Dear Listener Lecture Series 1
June 2018
Jun 9

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Dear Listener Lecture Series: America

The second lecture in this series will examine concepts explored in Nicholas Galanin’s exhibition Dear Listener through public discourse with artists, curators, and activists. Free and open to the public. America: Alternative Practice in Public Art 1:30 to 3 p.m. Steele Auditorium Panelists Fortoul Brothers, artists Demian DinĂ©Yazhi’ (DinĂ©), ... Details →

Dear Listener lecture: Alternative Practice in Public Art
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