Landscapes and large bodies featured in the Laura Aguilar: Nudes in Nature exhibition at Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona illuminate the artist’s explorations of gender, race, identity, and community.
Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, known as MOCA Tucson, supports regional and local artists through grants, community events, peer connections, and more. Here’s why artists and curators say that matters.
Twin Flames: The George Floyd Uprising from Minneapolis to Phoenix at ASU Art Museum displays signs, artworks, and other community offerings from George Floyd Square.
Antoinette Cauley creates expressive portraiture to bridge hyperlocal and global concerns in I Do It For The Hood, Pt. 2 in Phoenix.
Lloyd Kiva New Documentary Highlights the Late Designer’s Influence on Indigenous Fashion and Southwest Culture
The story of artist, fashion designer, and Institute of American Indian Arts co-founder Lloyd Kiva New is brought to life in a new documentary by Indigenous filmmaker Nathaniel Fuentes.
Bloomberg Public Art Challenge funding will help Phoenix and Salt Lake City address climate change, and Houston examine homelessness, through temporary public art that engages artists and community members.
As Southwest art spaces such as Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum deal with art censorship allegations, national art censorship and art law experts weigh in on the broader issue.
How Four 2023 Latinx Artist Fellows Are Working in the Southwest–And Where You Can See Their Artwork
The four Southwest-based winners of a 2023 Latinx Artist Fellowship—who each received $50,000 in unrestricted funds—include Margarita Cabrera, Verónica Gaona, Postcommodity, and Daisy Quezada Ureña.
Phoenix-based artist Estrella Esquilín talks about her evolving studio practice, in which community is as important as the construction materials and experimental animation she uses to address identity and place.
The City of Mesa brusquely postponed every exhibition on the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum’s fall 2023 calendar. A major free speech organization, a civil rights group, and artists allege censorship.
The La Flor Del Pueblo mural project in Phoenix will transform an Arizona Public Service utility substation into a canvas for telling diverse stories of the Grant Park neighborhood.
Leadership changes at the Arizona Commission on the Arts could impact how the state agency spends the $5 million allocated for arts and culture in Arizona’s 2024 budget.
Arizona Biennial 2023, a six-month showcase at the Tucson Museum of Art, includes sixty-seven works by fifty-six artists selected by curator Taína Caragol.
Arizona Artists Take Umbrage at a Proposed Development in Phoenix’s Already Gentrified Roosevelt Row
Chicago-based tequila and taco restaurant Federales wants to set up shop in downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row. Artists and arts leaders aren’t having it.
New Mexico artist Lynnette Haozous (Chiricahua Apache, Diné, Taos Pueblo) combines art and activism with murals that bring representation of Native peoples and cultures into public spaces.
Kaitlin Bryson works at the intersections of art, community, ecology, and social justice to create works that reframe concepts of decay while elevating the experience of transformation.
New Mexico artist Jennifer Thoreson calls on her own religious experiences as she examines the complex relationships between belief systems and human behavior.
“I Really Like the Way You Respect Native American Rights”: The Native Guide Project by Anna Tsouhlarakis
The Native Guide Project by Colorado-based artist Anna Tsouhlarakis (Navajo, Creek, Greek) comprises twenty-three phrases on billboard vinyl and Instagram posts that counter stereotypes of Native people and Native art.
Cecilia Vicuña’s Expansive, Community-Centric MOCA Tucson Sculpture Riffs On Ancient Andean Communication Technology
Cecilia Vicuña created the site-specific installation Sonoran Quipu at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson with materials shared by community members and through a deeply collaborative process.
Ever wish your city had more arts funding? Learn how artists and arts allies in Phoenix are working to make it happen through the city’s budget process.
A new Art of the Skateboard USPS stamp series that includes work by Di’Orr Greenwood (Diné) will be dedicated this weekend as part of the 2023 Cowtown Phoenix AM skateboarding competition.
The Oak Street Alley Mural Festival in Phoenix’s Coronado neighborhood gives community members a chance to meet and talk with local artists whose live painting reflects diverse styles and themes.
Arizona Commission on the Arts' new director says its governing board lacks geographic diversity, which goes against Arizona statute. It’s not the only violation of state law involving the agency.
Several art museums in the Southwest region are highlighting local artists in creative ways, countering the tendency to associate major museums with monumental exhibitions of world-renowned artists.
Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row arts district is different (read: more corporate) these days. How are all of the speedy commercial and residential developments impacting local artists?
As midterm elections loom, Stephen Marc, an Arizona-based photographer and Guggenheim fellow, explores what protests reveal about the American psyche in An American Journey Continues.
Arizona Commission on the Arts, which secured the state’s largest allocation of arts funding this past summer, dismisses executive director Anne L’Ecuyer less than a year into her term.
Flagstaff artist Shawn Skabelund explores ecological and cultural destruction using materials gathered from forests in his exhibition at Coconino Center for the Arts.
Phoenix seeks community input as the city considers bond funding for a new Latino Cultural Center and other creative projects, all while art spaces rebound from COVID-19 impacts.
Five emerging artists explore experiences of the African Diaspora in And Let It Remain So, a Phoenix Art Museum exhibition that assesses family, home, displacement, identity, and Black representation.
BlakTinx Dance Festival in Phoenix showcases works by Black and Latin choreographers, who bring their creativity to contemporary issues from Black Lives Matter to COVID-19.
Tucson author Raquel Gutiérrez explores queer identity, creative communities, and life in the Southwest borderlands in her debut essay collection Brown Neon.