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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Navajo activist & artist dies; Flagstaff art project; Old Tucson stories in new way

January 12, 2024

The Museum of Northern Arizona has joined Museums for All, allowing anyone who receives food assistance benefits to visit the museum at no cost. Joining Museums for All is part of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s broad commitment to seek,…


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Blue, Orange, And White Abstract Painting

Arizona Arts & Culture News: Free museum entrance; Nogales La Linea Art Studio; Buckhorn Baths

December 15, 2023

The Museum of Northern Arizona has joined Museums for All, allowing anyone who receives food assistance benefits to visit the museum at no cost. Joining Museums for All is part of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s broad commitment to seek,…


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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Emerging Artist Awards; “More than a Meal”; Historical instrument restoration; White rhinoceros born

December 01, 2023

Film on famed Scottsdale designer to debut / Scottsdale Progress A documentary film on a world-renown Indigenous fashion designer with deep roots in Scottsdale will debut in December. “ART is Culture, Culture is ART,” directed by the Indigenous filmmaker Nathaniel…


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Selective Focus Photography of Brown Wooden Book Shelf

Arizona Arts & Culture News: New ASU museum curator; Native veterans honored; Scottsdale’s Historian Emeritus

November 20, 2023

Arizona State University has appointed a new curator at large for its museum. Erin Joyce, who worked at the Heard Museum for several years and was raised in northern Arizona, would like to include more artwork from Indigenous communities.


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Women Performing as Part of an Orchestra

Arizona Arts & Culture News: $1 billion impact; New Guinness World Record; Colors of Copper art show

November 03, 2023

Newly released data by Americans for the Arts as part of the Arts and Economic Prosperity 6 study shows Arizona’s nonprofit arts and culture sector generated more than $1 billion in economic activity in 2022.


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Assorted-color Umbrellas

Arizona Arts & Culture News: Basha art collection; Youth Media Workshop grant; McCain National Library

October 20, 2023

After amassing a collection of more than 2,000 Native and Western art pieces, Phoenix supermarket magnate Eddie Basha built a gallery and welcomed the public to see it free of charge. Now that gallery is closing, and the Heard Museum…


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People at Theater

Arizona Arts & Culture News: Guelaguetza at Desert Botanical Garden; Gregg Kallor’s Frankenstein; An Arizona thriller

October 06, 2023

An Arizona State University team, led by technical communication and UX expert Claire Lauer, was awarded $2 million from the National Science Foundation to further develop an engaging mixed-reality grant and accompanying museum installation designed to convey the complexities of…


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