Optional Post-Conference Activity
No "formal" post-conference tours are planned but for those who enjoy museums, the Phoenix Art Museum has generously offered CBHL Meeting attendees free admission on Saturday May 18. You could also consider a visit to the nearby Heard Museum though you would be responsible for admission there. These two museums are a half mile from one another and just a 30 minute Light Rail ride from the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel.
Phoenix Art Museum
The Art Museum visit will be free courtesy of the Phoenix Art Museum!
The Phoenix Art Museum specializes in Fashion, Latin American, Asian, and Contemporary art collections, but also has extensive Western American and European collections.
Flora - Phoenix Art Museum will be featuring a fun twist on botanical art in its fashion exhibit, Flora. How perfect for CBHL!
Mexican Photographers, Mexican Views - The photograph below is part of the exhibition, Mexican Photographers, Mexican Views, which "features more than 60 photographs created solely by Mexican artists that offer an intimate view into 20th-century Mexico and the country’s shifting national identity." See more about the exhibition, here.
Image above, from the Phoenix Art Museum Website: Lola Alvarez Bravo, Mi colega, ca. 1950. © Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona Foundation: Lola Álvarez Bravo Archive, on view at the Phoenix Art Museum during the CBHL meeting.
The Heard Museum is a premier museum specializing in American Indian art.
Josef Albers in Mexico - The description for this exhibition states, "The Heard Museum is proud to announce its presentation of Josef Albers in Mexico, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, curated by Lauren Hinkson. Opening February 1, 2019 and running through May 27th, 2019, Josef Albers in Mexico is an exhibition which elucidates the influence and connectivity between the work of Albers (German, 1888-1976), and the abstracted geometric vocabulary of pre-Columbian art, architecture, and material culture." Read more about the exhibition, here.
Josef Albers (1888-1976), Study for Homage to the Square: Closing, 1964. Acrylic on Masonite. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Gift of the artist, 1969
Josef Albers Josef Albers, Mitla, 1935-39 Gelatin silver print, 8.5 x 12.1 cm The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany Connecticut © 2018 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York