Spring Art Exhibits in Phoenix

Premiere Phoenix art galleries have scheduled a bevy of top-notch spring time exhibits. Here’s a look at just a few to mark on your calendar:

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The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art offers local Artist Studio Tours throughout the spring.

Shiprock and Mont St. Michel, Photographs by William Clift
An entire world away from each other, peoples came to two rocky centers of the spiritual, arising out of a wide plain of sea or desert floor. These seemingly unrelated places are Mont St. Michel, a tidal island in France, and Shiprock, a volcanic rock formation in northwestern New Mexico, the dual subjects of Phoenix Art Museum’s exhibition of the photographic works of William Clift. 

Phoenix Art Museum, Norton Gallery
Now – April 7

Order, Chaos and the Space Between
Drawn from the internationally renowned Diane and Bruce Halle Collection, Order, Chaos, and the Space Between presents contemporary, cutting edge works by Latin American artists who question the nature of the creative process. Whether working on canvas, in sculpture, photography, video, or installation, these radical innovators have transformed traditional artistic languages into new ways of creating and conceiving works of art. The works presented in this exhibition showcase the means by which artists working in Latin America have overcome their geographic marginality to initiate artistic currents that resonate on an international scale. This exhibition is not a survey of Latin American art, but rather a snapshot of the dynamic Halle Collection at a particular moment in its continuing history. It provides a window into many of the most significant trends in Latin American art from the mid-20th century to the present day.

Phoenix Art Museum, Steele Gallery
February 6 – May 5

Spring Artist Studio Tours
SMoCA offers special field trips this spring on February 20 and March 20 led by Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours where you’ll enjoy the opportunity to visit three Valley artist studios during each excursion. Tours last about four hours and feature prominent Arizona artists including sculptors Larry Passe and Kevin Caron and painter John Dawson.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
For tickets: 480-634-6850, ace@ultimatearttours.com

Elegance from Earth: Hopi Pottery
This exhibit features families of Hopi potters, who often learn pottery techniques from elders and share designs. These superlative artists truly create elegance from earth. Potters with artworks on display in the exhibit include Nampeyo, Helen Naha and Joy Navasie, among others.

Heard Museum
March 24 – June 30

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