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Southwest Rising

Member’s Opening: Southwest Rising

February 28 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

TMA members are invited to celebrate the opening of Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch. Meet other TMA members, enjoy a glass of wine, and experience these new exhibitions. This event is open to all TMA members. To become a member or to learn about upgrading your existing membership, please contact the membership department.   --- About Southwest Rising: Art dealer Elaine Horwitch was a major force in contemporary art in the Southwest from the early 1970s until…

Tom Palamore, Billy Schenck, Bob "Daddy-O" Wade

The Bad Boys of Elaine Horwitch Galleries

February 29 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse in a conversation with art critic Lisa Wade and artists Tom Palmore and Billy Schenck as they discuss the rise of contemporary art in the wild west and the impact of Elaine Horwitch on their careers. 11:00 a.m. reception (Leadership Circle members only) 1:00 p.m. lecture (open to the public)   — Included with museum admission; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and other forms of complementary admission…

The Presence of Women and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch

March 8 at 1:00 pm

Gallerist Elaine Horwitch was a force to be reckoned with but so were the women she worked with and the artists she represented. Join former Horwitch Gallery Director and current TMA Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse in conversation with artists Anne Coe, Suzanne Klotz and Lynn Taber as they discuss their creative practices and the art scene of Arizona and New Mexico. — Included with paid admission; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and…

David Bradley, The Tradition Lives On, 2007 acrylic on canvas, 36 x 72.5 in. Heard Museum Collection, Gift of Alice J. Fleet Dickey Courtesy of the Artist

Curator Tour: Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch

March 11 at 10:30 am

Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse will discuss artists, contemporary art, and the legacy of gallerist Elain Horiwtch on a special member only tour of the feature exhibition Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch. This event is exclusive to museum members.   RSVP Required. Limited to 30 attendees   --- David Bradley, The Tradition Lives On, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 72.5 in. Heard Museum Collection, Gift of Alice J. Fleet Dickey. Courtesy of the Artist.

Painting Ancient Mexico and the Kasser Family Wing

March 17 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Explore the brilliantly painted vessels, murals and manuscripts of ancient Mexico with Kristopher Driggers, Assistant Curator, Schmidt Curator of Latin American Art. — This event costs $5 to attend; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and other forms of complementary admission will not be accepted for this event.   — We’re delighted to report that our lectures, tours, panel discussions and workshops are so popular that they are almost always full, often exceeding the…

Before There were Dealers: Arizona’s Art Community Before the 1950s

April 2 at 11:00 am

Professor of art history at Arizona State University, Dr. Betsy Fahlman will explore Arizona’s rich art community before the 1950s.   — Included with paid admission; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and other forms of complementary admission will not be accepted for this event. RSVP Required, space is limited.

Southwest Rising Book Cover

Southwest Rising: Curator Talk and Book Signing

April 9 at 6:00 pm

Chief Curator Dr. Julie Sasse will provide an insider look at the story behind the feature exhibition Southwest Rising: Contemporary Art and the Legacy of Elaine Horwitch.   — This event costs $5 to attend; free for museum members and students with ID. Culture Pass, guest passes, and other forms of complementary admission will not be accepted for this event. RSVP Required, space is limited.

The Critical Eye: What Curators of Contemporary Art Look For

April 23 at 6:00 pm

Juror:  Joe Baker Executive Director, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center Panelists: Miki Garcia, Director, ASU Art Museum and Erin Joyce, Fine Arts Curator, Heard Museum In conjunction with the jurying of the 2020 Arizona Biennial, join curators Joe Baker (Executive Director, Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center), Miki Garcia (Director, ASU Art Museum), and Erin Joyce (Fine Arts Curator, Heard Museum) in conversation with TMA’s chief curator Dr. Julie Sasse discuss current trends and what they look for in…

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