Current Exhibits

Unbridled Spirit: Pioneering Women in Art

March 18th through June 25th, 2023
in the Marley Gallery

Opening Reception & Members Preview on Friday, March 17th, 2023 at 5:30PM

To celebrate National Women’s Month, the Phippen Museum is opening an exhibition representing a broad overview of artwork by women artists who lived and worked in the Southwest during the first half of the 20th century.

Not only, did these artists teach and write about art; they illustrated books and were well-respected for their skill and talent. Each of these women artists possessed an independent spirit that allowed them to rise above the standards and social constraints of the time to carve a path for themselves in fine art.


Sunset Lava Fields by Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton (1928) Oil

Arizona Pastel Artists Association Annual Show
In the Lower-Level Gallery
February 19th through April 23rd 2023

The Phippen is once again excited to host the Arizona Pastel Artists Association (APAA) and its International Exhibition and Sale. Pastel works, which are prized for the brilliant color of the medium, will be on display and for sale at this open and juried show. Art collectors and enthusiasts will find something special amidst a selection of figurative, landscape, still life and abstract works.



Old Faithful by Tony Allain

Arizonarama: Artwork by R. G. Rodell
In the James Gallery
January 29th through June 4th, 2023

Artist Runar (R.G.) Rodell had a very special talent for creating windows into wildlife: moments frozen in time behind glass and populated with life-like creations, colorful landscapes, and backgrounds that recede far into the distance. Rodell lived in Prescott, Arizona, and was most famous for these unique three-dimensional dioramas. In his lifetime (1898 -1983), he painted, carved and framed nearly five thousand unique, handmade pieces. So be sure to take advantage of this special opportunity to experience some great examples of Rodell’s artwork. The time, effort and attention to detail invested in these dioramas are truly incredible and worthy of your time. Each has a way of pulling you through the glass, into a manmade world of natural wonders.