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Three exhibitions leaving the Phoenix Art Museum

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Photo by Laelle Valdez

There are only a couple weeks left to view these three exhibitions before they leave the Phoenix Art Museum: Gene Moss “In Light and Shadow,” Rufino Tamayo “Master Printmaker,” and The Madeleine Albright Collection “Read My Pins.”

In Light and Shadow features a collection of rarely-seen paintings and over fifty prints from the influential printmaker Gene Kloss (1903 – 1996). Born in Oakland, California, Kloss’ work focuses primarily on the rich cultures and stunning landscapes of the southwest; particularly those of Taos, New Mexico, where she visited each summer to work, until relocating permanently in 1945. Kloss is hailed for being one of the few women to break gender boundaries within the largely male-dominated Taos art community. Her work is unique in the etching technique she used to create the hauntingly beautiful contrasts of black and white; applying the acid directly to the press plates using fine Japanese brushes and pencils. This exhibition will be open through Sunday, April 6, 2014 in the Orme Lewis Gallery of the Phoenix Art Museum.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the organization, Friends of Mexican Art, Master Printmaker showcases the paintings and prints of Mexican Artist Rufino Tamayo (1899 – 1991). Tamayo is most well-known for the innovative printmaking processes that allowed him to create stunningly beautiful abstract human forms. In the 1970s, Tamayo invented an entirely new printing method which he referred to as mixografia, by which he created tactile surface textures through the use of mixed media in the printing process. The works featured in the exhibition were assembled from the collections of the Phoenix Art Museum and the Arizona State Museum, and through the generosity of private collections throughout the Valley. The exhibition will run through Sunday, April 6, 2014 in the Lyon gallery at the Phoenix Art Museum.

In recognition of the influence that fine art can have over any avenue of human interaction, Read My Pins features over two hundred of the pins worn by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright during and after her political career. It is said that the former UN Ambassador and Secretary of State under the Clinton Administration used these small works of art to subtly communicate her ideas about social and political matters. Originally curated at the New York City Museum of Arts and Design, the collection features an incredible selection of antique, fine jewelry pieces, and costume jewelry from Albright’s collection. The exhibition will be open for viewing through Sunday, April 20, 2014 in the Lila and Joel Harnett Gallery.

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