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Q & A: Lauren Hinkson, Associate Curator of Collections for the Guggenheim

 

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Photo of Lauren Hinkson.

The Heard Museum’s newest exhibition, the “Josef Albers in Mexico” show, is an ode to the vibrant and brightly-colored abstract works of Mr. Albers, himself. Though Albers was a masterful artist, most notably known for his unique...

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“Mummies of the World: The Exhibition” Makes Valley Debut at the Arizona Science Center

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The process of mummification is one, that to this day, scientists are still attempting to fully understand. While the fad was found to be particularly prominent and popular in European civilizations, the concept was – at one point in time – adapted globally by a wide variety of growing civilizations and communities.

There are no ancient Egyptian texts that described how embalmers mummified their dead, so the process could not yet be understood until modern scientists tested the practice for themselves. It wasn’t until 1994, that Egyptologist Bob Brier and anatomist Ronn Wade used recreations of ancient embalming tools...

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Q & A: A Conversation with the Composer and Librettist of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Show, “Silent Night”

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This weekend, the Arizona Opera will welcome to its stage “Silent Night”– a Pulitzer Prize-winning performance that tells the tale of the Christmas Eve cease-fire that was negotiated across the battlegrounds of World War I in 1914. During this evening, a reported 100,000 French, British and German troops laid down their weapons in an effort to acknowledge each soldier’s humanity. The timeless tale is a thrilling and beautiful reminder of the power in finding one another’s humanity.

AZ Foothills had the opportunity to chat with Silent Night’s Composer, Kevin Puts, and Librettist, Mark Campbell, ahead...

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Gennaro Garcia “You Are Art” Celebrates the Beauty in Life Through Art

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Garcia with "De la tierra es el hombre del agave la mujer"  Photo by Juan Loza

Seasoned artist, advocate, and chef, Gennaro Garcia has brilliantly melded together all of his passions into an amazing life here in the valley. In his latest solo exhibition, You Are Art now on display at Royse Contemporary in Scottsdale, the artist showcases his most recent collection of vibrant multi-media work.

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Romance Through Dance: The Firebird and La Sylphide at Ballet Arizona

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This Valentine’s Day weekend, Ballet Arizona debuts two swoon-worthy performances on its stage at Symphony Hall in Phoenix. From Feb. 14 to Feb. 17, with live music by The Phoenix Symphony, Ballet Arizona brings together the completely new production, The Firebird, paired with one of the most stunning classics, La Sylphide.

The story of The Firebird stems from a classic Russian tale, though artistic director Ib Andersen’s rendition reimagines the story using a futuristic lens that explores love, fantasy and escapism. The production features jaw-dropping couture costumes created by...

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