News Archives

Patricia Sannit and 2016 CF Artists Grants Winners Exhibition now on view

June 29, 2017

The 2016 Contemporary Forum Artists Grants Winners exhibition presents the work of David Emitt Adams, Christine Cassano, Bryan David Griffith, Constance McBride and Mary Meyer. Continue reading

CF Announces 2017 Award Recipients

June 29, 2017

Contemporary Forum announced the 2017 Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award Recipient and the 2017 Artists Grants Recipients Continue reading

CF Summer Film Festival: Why Can’t We Live Together?

June 2, 2017

This year’s theme, Why Can’t We Live Together, presents a diverse range of films exploring our present moment of conflict, Continue reading

PARTY ARTY | Friday, June 16

May 6, 2017

Renew your membership or become a new member by June 1, and join us at PARTY ARTY at Phoenix Art Museum. Continue reading

The Propeller Group | Last days | Closes May 14

May 6, 2017

Feb 18 – May 14, 2017
The Propeller Group — an artist team based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — blurs the boundaries between fine art and media production. Continue reading

Kehinde Wiley exhibition enjoys record attendance

January 13, 2017

The Contemporary Forum sponsored exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic energized the museum community, and set records for opening and closing weekend attendance. Contemporary Forum was proud to provide funding, allowing this important exhibition to travel to Phoenix.

Martin Creed – Half the Air in a Given Space ends its run

January 13, 2017

Balloons? Art? Why not? Contemporary Forum’s acquisition created huge buzz during its premiere installation at Phoenix Art Museum. Continue reading

Kehinde Wiley Film Series

October 4, 2016

October 23, 2pm – Paris is Burning, November 6, 2pm – An Economy of Grace, December 4, 2pm – Sans Soleil Continue reading

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic – Opens Oct 7

September 11, 2016

Kehinde Wiley is one of the leading American artists to emerge in the last decade and he has been ingeniously reworking the grand portraiture traditions. Since ancient times Continue reading

Edward Burtynsky: WATER — Closing Sept 18

July 5, 2016

WATER features Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky’s exploration of humanity’s increasingly stressed relationship with the world’s most vital natural resource. Between 2007 and 2012, Burtynsky travelled the globe, Continue reading

CF has great plans for 2016-2017: Join or Renew Now!

May 14, 2016

The new membership year begins July 1 and includes private gallery receptions, artists’ studio tours, lectures, films, seminars, private collection tours, domestic and international travel and more! Your membership allows CF to support Continue reading

Phoenix Rising: The Valley Collects Exhibition Opens April 16

April 1, 2016

Phoenix Rising: The Valley Collects brings together works from Arizona’s most significant private collections of American, Asian, Modern, Contemporary, European, Fashion Design, Latin American art and photography. These privately owned and rarely see works Continue reading

Fritz Scholder Exhibition Opens February 27

February 26, 2016

Fritz Scholder (American, 1937-2005) was a complex artist and one of the first Native Americans to be recognized for his significant contributions as a contemporary artist. A second-generation pop artist, Scholder first challenged cultural stereotypes of American Indians in the late 1960s. He developed a personal, colorfully abstract style Continue reading

Michelangelo Exhibition opens January 17

January 15, 2016

Twenty-six rare drawings from the renowned collection of the Casa Buonarroti in Florence, Italy, comprise one of the most important Michelangelo exhibitions in America in nearly three decades. Continue reading

PAM Object of the Month – December 2015

December 4, 2015

Italian master designer Gianfranco Ferré was known as the “Architect of Fashion.” His sketches are illustrative, technical, artistic and extraordinary. Continue reading

CF Travel: EXPO Chicago – A VIP Experience!

May 11, 2015

Join CF in Chicago Thursday, September 17 – Sunday, September 20, 2015. Amada Cruz, The Sybil Harrington Director, Phoenix Art Museum, will travel with us for an exclusive tour of the contemporary art scene in Chicago. Continue reading

CF Summer Film Festival

April 11, 2015

Save these dates! Continue reading

Andy Warhol: Portraits exhibition now open!

March 4, 2015

Phoenix Art Museum is proud to present Andy Warhol: Portraits Continue reading

Deadline for 2015 Artists Grants Applications: March 31

February 14, 2015

Contemporary Forum is now accepting applications from emerging Arizona artists for the annual Artists Grants competition. Continue reading

Phoenix Art Museum Names Amada Cruz New Director

November 17, 2014

Seven-month search process completed — new era begins February 1, 2015. Continue reading

PAM Object of the Month – December

November 14, 2014

All Happy with a Fat Kid by Brad Kahlhamer The artist often talks about “riding two horses” as he relates his art experience to his Native-American heritage and a white, middle class upbringing.  Join docent Peggy Struble as she guides … Continue reading

Don Coen: The Migrant Series

October 18, 2014

Don Coen: The Migrant Series brings a remarkable series of large portraits to Phoenix Art Museum. Continue reading

ArtFix: November 6

August 16, 2014

This year’s event will feature

Continue reading

PAM Object of the Month – June

June 1, 2014

Do photographs only show us what they see? You might wonder Continue reading

CF Announces 2014 Award Recipients

May 15, 2014

Contemporary Forum announced the 2014 Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award Recipient and the 2014 Artists Grants Recipients at a special Awards Presentation held at Phoenix Art Museum on May 14th. Continue reading