Join JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment and Phoenix Art Museum for our Docent Fall Series.
The Community Outreach program of the Phoenix Art Museum provides presentations and discussion of various Art topics.
Topics will be presented on a variety of subjects including Asian Art, Art of the American West, Fashion and presentations focusing on individual artists.
The presentations explore themes related to the Museum’s collection of more than 20,000 artworks from around the world, creating opportunities for interaction and engagement.
September 9: Picasso and His Women” presented by Docent Carole James
Seven most important women in Picasso’s life shine out as crucial catalysts in Picasso’s development as an artist. Each stands for a different period in his career. In tens of thousands of paintings, drawings and prints, he captured not just the way these women looked, but the totality of his feelings towards them.
October 14: Surprising Influences: The Arts of Spanish Colonial Mexico. Spanish Colonial art has many influences and is much more than merely an imitation of other art forms. Mexican Art reflects the centuries-long globalization influences from surprising places. What is unique to Colonial Mexico (1520-1820) will be examined with docent Edie Taylor.
November 11: Apostles of Ugliness with Docent Iris Cashdan-Fishman
What would you think if an artist was referred to as an “Apostles of Ugliness” or an “Ash Can Artist? Learn why these artists were not the least bit upset by name-calling, who called them those names, and why those titles were used.