- Heritage conversation
Selling the West: Fred Harvey and the promotion of Native American Culture
With Ann-Mary Lutzick
July 5 at 1 p.m.
In partnership with the Santa Fe Railway, the Fred Harvey Company vigorously promoted travel to the Southwest and was an early innovator of “cultural heritage tourism.” Travelers experienced an idealized version of the Southwest’s Native American cultures through the company’s grand hotels along the Santa Fe line, their Indian Department’s museum rooms and curio shops, and the Harveycar Indian Detours touring service. This visual presentation by Ann-Mary Lutzick, Director of Winslow’s Old Trails Museum, dressed in an authentic Indian Detours uniform, explores both the benefits and drawbacks of the commercialization of Native American cultures. This lecture is presented with the cooperation of the Arizona Humanities Council.
- Hold Your Horses
Exhibit in the Marley Gallery
July 26 to October 26, 2014
Preview and Reception July 25
To view the Hold Your Horses! online gallery, click here.
Horse lovers, art enthusiasts and Western art collectors will all be enthralled with the Phippen Museum’s inaugural exhibition and sale, Hold Your Horses! In tribute to the horse, that powerful, loyal and hardworking companion of all mankind, and in the same tradition as classic Western artists of the past, please join the museum from July 26 through October 26, 2014, as they present this very special invitational exhibition and sale offering artwork focused entirely on the horse. The forty-two participating artists were specifically chosen for this exhibition because of their ‘horse sense’ and outstanding ability to create Art of the Horse. And each will pay heartfelt tribute to man’s longtime companion in an exhibit that offers more than 150 amazing pieces of equine art for sale and covers a wide range of mediums; from bronze and graphite, to oil, pastel and watercolors. This special exhibition and sale features works of art by 42 invited artists celebrating the beauty and majesty of the horse. Opening weekend, July 25 & 26, will offer art demonstrations and programs throughout Saturday the 26th.
- Heritage Conversation
Arizona’s Wild Horse and Burro Adoption Program
August 9 at 1 p.m.
Roger Oyler of Arizona’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will discuss and explain their very successful Wild Horse and Burro program. The BLM protects, manages and controls wild horses to ensure that these living symbols of the American West survive and thrive. It is the BLM’s role to make certain the number of wild horses and burros exists in a balance with other public land resources and uses. To help restore this delicate balance, the BLM gathers some wild horses and burros and offers them for adoption to people and groups willing and able to provide long-term humane care. Since its Adopt-a-Wild Horse or Burro program began in 1973, the agency has successfully adopted more than 207,000 animals into loving environments.
- Third Thursday Dinner Lecture
Cowboy: The Legend Lives On!
With state historian Marshall Trimble
August 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious dinner and a program featuring Arizona’s official state historian, Marshall Trimble. In honor of the National Day of the Cowboy, Marshall will be spinning yarns and singing songs about famous and infamous Arizona cowboys. Marshall is a cowboy philosopher, educator, lecturer, folk singer and stage performer and has been called the “Will Rogers of Arizona.” He can deliver anything from a serious history lecture to a stage concert of western folk music and stories. He also appears frequently on radio and television as a goodwill ambassador for the state. Tickets $25 (members $20).
- Youth Art Workshop
Breyers Fun Day — Paint your Pony
August 30 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Ages 6 to 16, $5 per person
Young western artists can paint their very own three-dimensional horse sculpture and win prizes in this very special one-day workshop presented by the staff of the Phippen Museum.
- 9th Annual Fall Gathering
September 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Come enjoy live cowboy music, an authentic western barbeque, and other fun activities at this annual event celebrating the museum’s original grand opening ceremony in 1984.
- Docent Selections
Exhibit in the James Gallery
September 27 to January 25, 2015
Phippen Docents select their favorite works from the Museum’s permanent collection.
- Art Conversation
Framing your fine art and collectables
With Ida Kendell
October 25 at 1 p.m.
Ida Kendell, owner of the Frame and I art gallery and frame shop, brings her extensive experience framing all kind of art and objects to the Phippen Museum for this talk on how you can best preserve and display your treasures.
- Click! — The West through the Lens
Exhibit and sale In the Marley Gallery
November 8 to February 22, 2015
Preview and Reception November 7
Highlighting works of photographic art that celebrate the beauty and majesty of the American West and its diverse cultures.
- Third Thursday Dinner Lecture
Stories of the True West
With Bob Boze Bell
November 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Don’t miss this wonderful evening at the Phippen Museum featuring a delicious catered dinner and a lively and entertaining program by award-winning illustrator, magazine editor, and all-round Western personality, Bob Boze Bell. Tickets $25 (members $20).
Untitled, John Hampton CA
Vanished Ways, oil on canvas, Robert Peters