New Mexico-based artist Nina Elder explores geology, ecological processes, and deep time while addressing social justice and transformation with materials like radioactive charcoal, stardust, and pulverized guns.
Curator Laura Copelin creates connections at Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson in Arizona, where her work with artists prompts conversations that counter political rhetoric about immigration and the borderlands.
Julio César Morales explores cultural differences as senior curator for ASU Art Museum in Arizona, drawing on his binational experiences to address social justice issues through collaboration.
The Artists’ Grief Deck, created during the COVID-19 crisis, reveals the essential role of creative collaboration and art in helping individuals and communities move through death, grief, and trauma.
CONDER/dance collaborates with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin West in Arizona to present new works by innovative choreographers in the Southwest.
A Tucson exhibition highlights Latinx women collaborating in the borderlands, creating an ode to shared power and place that nourishes brown bodies.
Diné filmmaker Deidra Peaches screens documentary Voices of the Grand Canyon during Indie Film Fest 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The new Cahokia PHX art space, located in the Roosevelt Row arts district in Phoenix, illuminates Indigenous arts and culture through social tech and creative collaborations.
Mural artists in the Southwest find inspiration in popular culture, social justice issues, and their own cultural heritage. Here’s a look at ten artists and what makes their work unique.
Exploring the history, work, and significance of the Black Theatre Troupe in Phoenix as the company marks its fiftieth season milestone—and considers making changes moving forward.
The Binational Art Walk in Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora dispels the borderlands-as-monolith myth through creative expressions.
The artists in Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration explore the relationship between visual culture and imprisonment at the Arizona State University Art Museum.
Tucson galleries and museums are tackling an array of topics during the fall 2021 exhibition season, bringing together artists working in neon, sculpture, video, installation art, photography, and more.
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in Arizona explores the Visionary Arts movement with exhibitions featuring Alex Grey and Allyson Grey plus several contemporary artists based in and beyond the Southwest.
Eleven young Phoenix artists explore personal trauma, marginalized communities, environmental degradation, and other markers of contemporary society at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Beauty Suppliers: How Merryn Omotayo Alaka and Sam Fresquez Explore Identity and Culture Through Hair
Arizona artists Merryn Omotayo Alaka and Sam Fresquez incorporate unconventional materials including synthetic hair to explore identity and culture at Phoenix’s Lisa Sette Gallery.
Ann Morton tackles divisive politics with The Violet Protest, a Phoenix Art Museum exhibition that, once deinstalled, will be mailed piecemeal to every member of the United States Congress.
Artist Adriene Jenik puts a human face on the tragedy in Afghanistan with her Data Humanization Project, which examines the impacts of America’s militarized culture.
Southwestern universities—including Arizona State University, the University of New Mexico, the University of Colorado Boulder, and more—are working to increase equity, interdisciplinary study, and tangible career skills in graduate arts.
As voting rights and the DACA immigration program took hits in Texas, Arizona artists Gloria Martinez-Granados and Joan Baron remain committed to John Lewis’s renowned call to make "good trouble."
Pandemic precautions, new arts leadership, and the growing footprint of developers leads to uncertainty for Tempe, Arizona artists, who wonder what’s next for the local arts scene.
Lisa Sette explores contemporary society by curating compelling exhibitions characterized by conceptual and aesthetic rigor at Lisa Sette Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona.
Arizona Latinx artists M. Jenea Sanchez and Gabriela Muñoz collaborate to shift conversations about labor, identity, and gaze in Division of Labor at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications for $135 million in American Rescue Plan grants designed to help arts and cultural organizations recover from the pandemic.
Arizona-based Indigenous, Latino, and queer poet Natalie Diaz earns 2021 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Postcolonial Love Poem.
Arizona photographers Sama Alshaibi and Stephen Marc, 2021 Guggenheim fellows, discuss how the program will advance their work.
The City of Scottsdale near Phoenix, Arizona is about to launch $27.3 million in Civic Center Mall renovations, with significant implications for local arts and culture.
The Arizona-based ArtFarm PHX collective created a series of outdoor installations to connect diverse artists and audiences.