in the James Gallery
Near Sedona by James SwinnertonJanuary 29th - June 18th, 2017
The Phippen Museum's outstanding volunteer docents spend a good deal of their time as tour guides, helping both adults and children understand the themes and artistic techniques associated with the museum's ongoing exhibits. But, from time to time, their special skills are also utilized to help curate museum exhibits by suggesting a specific artist or artwork for display that, for one reason or another, has captivated their imagination or piqued their interest.
So come experience some of our docent's favorite pieces in the exhibition, Docents Select. Created from pieces acquired since the museum's founding in 1984, this exhibit demonstrates the broad variety of artwork in the Phippen's Permanent Collection, the docents keen sense of wonder and
the historical significance of this community's thoughtful generosity.
BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON
in the Marley Gallery
March 4th through July 23rd, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, March 3rd at 5:30PM
Members FREE and Guests $10 each
Study the Horseman by Michael O. UntiedtFor centuries artists have displayed their technical virtuosity by composing scenes in which light penetrates the darkness, i.e. nocturnal light - a natural source of illumination from the moon, stars or firelight. And from March 4th through July 23rd, 2017, the Phippen Museum will proudly present By the Light of the Moon, a very special exhibition featuring artwork that captures the mysterious light and shadow cast in an ever changing night sky.
In particular, this exhibition demonstrates in fascinating detail how artists represent light to convey a wide range of moods: from the poetic and serene to the dark and ominous. Artists have depicted beams of silvery moonlight shimmering across clouds, rivers and trees, and, in creating these moonlit scenes, have also explored the landscape's potential for drama and mystery through both vivid and stark contrasts of light and dark.
Along with the much appreciated cooperation of various artists and collectors in the creation of this unique exhibition, the museum is especially proud to have the thoughtful collaboration of The Eddie Basha Collection, which has provided numerous pieces of outstanding western art.