• Group Tours

    Guided Tour – Thursday Evening

    Thursday October 13, 2016 / 6 – 7 pm

    Tour the featured exhibition with one of the Museum’s trained docents during a regularly scheduled Guided Tour offered Thursdays at 6pm (except First Thursdays); Saturdays at 1pm; and Sundays at 1pm. Reservations are not needed. Free with admission.

  • Talks

    Ai Weiwei: A Perspective on Two Centuries of Cultural Misunderstandings

    Thursday October 13, 2016 / 6 – 8 pm

    Join Dr. Janet Baker, Curator of Asian Art at the Phoenix Art Museum, as she discusses her personal experiences, Ai Weiwei’s career, and the zodiac heads in historical and cross-cultural contexts. Dr. Baker draws upon the time she spent in New York City getting to know many contemporary Chinese artists, including Ai Weiwei.

    Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads: Gold, currently on display in the Feature Gallery North, engages issues of looting, repatriation, and cultural heritage while expanding upon ongoing themes in Ai’s work of the fake and copy in relation to the original.  Dr. Baker’s lecture brings the zodiac head to life by providing her unique insights into the complex cultural relationships in the East and the role of Ai Weiwei’s social activism.

    $12 General / $8 Museum members