Our top five picks for the next five days: arts and culture events in the Southwest. January 21 edition.
Current State: A Conversation with Thomas “Breeze” Marcus
Arizona Historical Society / Tempe
Thursday, January 21, 6-7 pm
Join the Arizona Historical Society and artist Thomas “Breeze” Marcus for a virtual discussion on his exhibition, Current State, a collection of works that explore his experiences and identity as a part of the Akimel and Tohono O’odham communities. Breeze will also talk about the border wall’s impact on Huhugam and Tohono O’odham Lands.
Teen Anti-Hero Short Film Festival
Museum of Contemporary Art / Denver
Friday, January 22, 6 pm
Produced by MCA Denver Teens, the Anti-Hero Short Film Festival (virtual) seeks to share and celebrate stories and experiences that have been left out of history by highlighting the voices of women, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ communities. All ages are welcome to attend.
Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem
Utah Museum of Fine Arts / Salt Lake City
Saturday, January 23
Featuring one hundred works from the 1920s to the present, Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem surveys nearly a century of creative achievements by artists of African descent. The museum is hosting a number of ongoing virtual events in conjunction with the exhibition.
Jackie Riccio: Land of Plenty
Richard Levy Gallery / Albuquerque
Wednesday, January 27
Blurring the boundaries between life and art, Riccio transforms the gallery into a pseudo-domestic space. Redefining how we experience art, Riccio poses: instead of art being in a frame on a wall, what if art is the wall? Land of Plenty includes murals, painted furniture, three-dimensional paintings, tufting, and collage. Available to view online and in-person by appointment.
For a Dreamer of Houses
Dallas Museum of Art / Dallas
On view (virtually) through July
For a Dreamer of Houses explores the significance of the spaces we inhabit and how they represent ourselves, our values, and our desires (can you relate?). We’re delightfully surprised by DMA’s virtual exhibition, which includes an easy to view 3-D tour, as well as captivating videos about the making of the works.