PHOENIX — Throughout April, Phoenix Art Museum will present a number of virtual and outdoor events to provide socially distanced art-engagement opportunities for the community. Indoor, on-site programming tours and events remain suspended due to COVID-19. For a full list of exhibitions, visit phxart.org/art/exhibitions/.
Featured April events are:
- What is Liveness? — April 21 at 6 p.m. Free for PhxArt members and open to the public with suggested donation. Arizona State University student artists examine the role of liveness in a post pandemic world. What will the future hold for live experience? Will we embrace the glitch or choose another strategy to engage this moment of digital disidentification?
- Weekly Virtual Mindfulness Sessions — April 1, 8, 15, 29 at noon. Scientific studies show the art of mindfulness can relieve anxiety, depression, pain and stress and actually change the way we feel, think, work and play by opening new pathways in the brain. Presented in collaboration with Hospice of the Valley, this free, 30-minute, at-home mindfulness session promotes living in the present. This session is hosted on Zoom, a video-conference platform.
- PhxArt + FilmBar Present Films in the Garden: Black Orpheus — April 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for PhxArt members and FilmBar Unlimited-ish members or $15 for the general public. Presented in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden with limited capacity. Face masks required. Food and drink, with the exception of water bottles, are prohibited. Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the 20th-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
- Virtual Slow Art at Home — April 22 at noon. Guided by a museum educator, this pay-what-you-wish #PhxArtatHome art-based meditation session provides an opportunity to connect with the present moment and create a deeper understanding of a work of art from the museum’s collection.
- PhxArt + FilmBar Present Films in the Garden: La Strada — April 29, 30 and May 1 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for PhxArt members and FilmBar Unlimited-ish members or $15 for the general public. Presented in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden with limited capacity. Face masks required. Food and drink, with the exception of water bottles, are prohibited. Gelsomina (Giulietta Masina) is sold by her mother into the employ of Zampanò (Anthony Quinn), a brutal strongman in a traveling circus. When Zampanò encounters an old rival in high-wire artist the Fool (Richard Basehart), his fury is provoked to its breaking point. A poetic fable of love and cruelty.