From Nancy Reagan to Marilyn Monroe: James Galanos exhibit packs a punch

By Libby Allnatt I must admit: Despite loving art, museums have always made me a bit uncomfortable. I know, I know. What kind of monster doesn’t like museums? Nonetheless, over the years, I’ve trekked along with friends to the Phoenix Art Museum, squinting at the art and pretending to not hate the utter silence and […]

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Five ways to spend your summer in AZ

By MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch As the school year comes to an end, it’s time to enjoy some summer fun. With projects and finals finally out of the way, unwind and enjoy all this beautiful state has to offer. From an Arizonan to you, here are some awesome things you must do this summer! The Grand Canyon This […]

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Emphatics Excitement Comes to Phoenix: 50 Years of Avant Garde

By Brielle Ashford Photography by Izeah Guiao  The magic and artistry in 50 years of  fashion is vibrantly coming alive at Emphatics: the Phoenix Art Museum’s acquired rare archive of avant-garde fashions. The archive is the collection of James and Karin Legato, who owned and operated the Emphatics boutique in Pittsburgh, PA from 1963 to […]

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Drawing fashion inspiration from the walls of art museums

By Candice Maniga Oscar Wilde said, “One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art.” After attending my second First Friday–the first Friday evening of each month when downtown Phoenix celebrates art–I’ve learned one can do both. First Friday may be mostly about the art hanging in galleries and museums, […]

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Akris Collection debuts at PHX Art Museum

The pARTY, a black-tie annual fundraiser by the Phoenix Art Museum, took place on Saturday, February 28. Tickets to the event were $750 per person, or $7500 per table, and guests were treated to a night straight out of an episode of Gossip Girl—sans the Blair-Serena drama—and what would a night with Phoenix’s own New York-esque elite be […]

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Vogue Archives at the Phoenix Art Museum

The Vogue Archive at the Phoenix Art Museum Library offers over a century’s worth of articles, advertisements, illustrations and photographs. Just one look through the archive shows the ever-changing and often cyclical trends of fashion, and zooming in on certain issues or pages gives detailed looks into the history of fashion as it was happening. […]

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Vogue Archives at the Phoenix Art Museum Library

The complete Vogue archive, from the magazine’s first issue in1892, to present, is available for public use through the Phoenix Art Museum Library. Every American issue of the magazine is accessible through the library’s computer database with most American issues and some international editions available in hard copy. In almost a year of allowing the […]

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