Around Town: Film + Fashion at Phoenix Art Museum

A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon: A movie and a museum! Last Sunday, Jeff and I ventured off to the Phoenix Art Museum to see a special showing of the film The Artist. LOVED the film but even better after it: loved seeing the fashions of the 20's on exhibit - including Coco Chanel - donated from the fashion & costume institute. Vogue and Harper's Bazaar magazine covers from the 20's were also on display. Photography was prohibited in this fashion exhibit, but a did snap a few from outside + a prior exhibit (see: Fashion Gallery). I'm glad we had a chance to see this exhibit before the new installation coming in February. We saw some other interesting works on display + had a light lunch at their restaurant called Palette at Phoenix Art Museum. Seeing the open modern spaces & architecture was very refreshing...


 


 
 
 




Above was a piece created by laying out junk (literally) in a space, and taking a photo from a distance to see the form (after I shot it, I noticed the "no photo" symbol, so sorry - no close-up!)
 

I had seen this before, but it's part of the museums permanent collection:  An amazing display of color with only the use of paper was an installation created from 1.4 million pieces of paper. Cool colors on one side, and warm color on the other...




 

1920's dresses on display near the gift shop...


Peeking into the 1920's exhibit (no photos allowed inside exhibit)


 

Great exhibit to see after watching "The Artist"...


... a brief lecture about the art of silent films was held before the film...


Loved the architecture of the museum itself...



 



 
PHOENIX ART MUSEUM

1625 N. Central Avenue 
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685 
(602) 257-1222 



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