‘The pARTy’ Returns in Support of the Phoenix Art Museum

The Event: The 2022 pARTy: The Show Must Go On! The Cause: Phoenix Art Museum Event Date: March 26, 2022 Location: Phoenix Art Museum Co-chairs: Tess Loo, Sally Odegard & Ann Siner Dollars Raised: $900,000+ Entertainment: Circus-inspired performances delighted guests throughout the evening Notable Moments:  The 2022 pARTy celebrated the legacy and artwork of Philip C. […]

Nonprofit Pro Tip: ‘Collect Objects that Connect You’

Helen Jean, Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design at Phoenix Art Museum Collecting fashion may seem simple. I mean, we all have a “collection” of our own in our closets, right? But, to collect fashion, as one collects artwork, requires viewing clothing a bit differently; critiquing it as one would any other work of art […]

Phoenix Art Museum Selects Jeremy Mikolajczak to Serve as New Director

New Sybil Harrington Director and CEO will begin his tenure at Phoenix Art Museum in mid-April 2022 Phoenix Art Museum (PhxArt) has appointed Jeremy Mikolajczak to serve as the Museum’s Sybil Harrington Director and Chief Executive Officer. Mikolajczak, who currently serves as the Jon and Linda Ender Director and CEO of the Tucson Museum of […]

ACI Holiday Luncheon Raises Record-Breaking Amount for Phoenix Art Museum’s Fashion Design Department

The Event: Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon The Cause: Arizona Costume Institute Event Date: December 6, 2021 Location: Phoenix Art Museum  Event Co-Chairs: Donna Johnson & Lisa Shapiro Honorary Chair: Diane Halle Lead Sponsors and Underwriters: Diane Halle, Brooke Levy, Main Dish, To Be Continued…A Consignment Boutique Dollars raised: $300,000 Guest Speaker: Michael Costello, Fashion Designer  Table […]

Award-Winning Celebrity Designer Michael Costello to Visit the Valley

Arizona Costume Institute features the Project Runway alum at the 2021 Holiday Luncheon On Dec. 6, Arizona Costume Institute, support group of Phoenix Art Museum, marks the return of its annual Holiday Luncheon by presenting Emmy-award winning designer Michael Costello as the keynote speaker. A self-taught designer, Costello began drawing dresses on his bedroom walls […]

Phoenix Art Museum Reopens to Members, Celebrates With Film Release

Phoenix Art Museum has released the first film in a three-part series of short films created in honor of the Museum’s 60-year history, just as it is reopening its doors to members. The series, made possible through funding provided by The Steele Foundation as part of a Museum initiative to innovate new digital-engagement efforts, was […]

Tim Rodgers Appointed Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum has appointed Timothy R. Rodgers, PhD, to serve as the Museum’s Sybil Harrington Director and CEO. Rodgers, who is currently Director of The Wolfsonian–Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, will assume his role at the museum after July 1. Rodgers has deep roots in Arizona — prior to taking the helm of […]

Holiday Prelude XXXIII Features Holiday Shopping and ESCADA Fashion Show

The Event: Holiday Prelude XXXIII The Cause: Phoenix Youth Symphony and Phoenix Theatre Guild Program Funded: Funds raised at the annual Holiday Prelude event are equally shared by the Phoenix Youth Symphony and Phoenix Theatre Guild. Co-Chairs: Jane P. Evans, Judy Peel and Debe Harvey Date held:  December 7, 2018 Venue:  JW Marriott Camelback Inn Fashion Show […]

Hot Night Gala Brings Brazilian Culture to Phoenix, Boosts the Arts

The Phoenix Art Museum hosted its contemporary Brazilian art-themed Hot Night gala to support art and arts education earlier this month— raising  over $400,000 and bringing the museum’s gala fundraising to nearly $2 million since 2015.   The event featured Brazilian-inspired food from Fogo de Chão, cocktails, live music and dancing, as well as a […]