Activities Archive

  • End of Year Reception

    May 12, 2017

    End of Year Reception and Annual Meeting hosted by FEA Board of Directors Details forthcoming more »

  • Reception; Lecture; Dinner; Musical Interlude of the Period / Classical Guitar

    February 23, 2017

    Speaker(s): David Gariff

    Location: Valley Field, Riding and Polo Club, Scottsdale

    Reception; Lecture; Dinner; Musical Interlude of the Period / Classical Guitar Sculpture in the Age of Impressionism:  Rodin, Degas and Rousseau David Gariff, Ph.D Maryland; senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art and adjunct professor of art at The Catholic University of America  

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  • The History of Collecting Spanish & Hispanic Art in the USA

    February 1, 2017 | 6:00 PM

    Speaker(s): Dr. Michael Brown

    Location: Cummings Great Hall, Whiteman Hall

    The History of Collecting Spanish & Hispanic Art in the USA

    Dr. Michael K. Brown, Associate Curator of European Art, San Diego Museum of Art

    6:00 pm... more »

  • Private docent-led tour of the Kehinde Wiley Exhibit, followed by Luncheon at Palette Café

    November 16, 2016

    Speaker(s): Bob Crawford, Jelena Cooley, Richard Felnagle, and Sherry Koopot

    Location: The Phoenix Art Museum

    Private Tour and Luncheon

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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  • Reception; Music Interlude of the Period/Aria from Madame Butterfly; Buffet Supper; Lecture

    September 28, 2016

    Speaker(s): Sarah E. Thompson

    Location: Hosted at the Paradise Valley estate of major Japanese print collectors

    Reception; Music Interlude of the Period/Aria from Madame Butterfly; Buffet Supper; Lecture East Meets West: The Influence of Japonisme on French post-Impressionist Art Sarah E. Thompson, frequently published writer and speaker on Japanese prints; curator of prints of Asia, Africa and Oceania / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Tickets are $125 per person. more »

  • Why Poussin Matters

    February 19, 2016

    Speaker(s): Willard Spiegelman, Ph.D., editor-in-chief of Southwest Review at Southern Methodist University

    Enjoy a private salon at a lovely home in Paradise Valley. Reservations and limited.  $60 per person includes wine, light buffet and program -- "Why Poussin Matters: JMW Turner, Robert Delaunay and Friends." more »

  • Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane

    January 20, 2016 | 7:00 p.m., reception 5:30 p.m.

    Speaker(s): John T. Spike, PhD.

    Location: Phoenix Art Museum, Whiteman Hall

    Back by popular demand -- John T. Spike, PhD., Guest Professor at William and Mary College and Chief Curator, Muscarelle Art Museum at the College of William & Mary. Dr. Spike will discuss Michelangelo's Masterpiece Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti at 7:00 in Whiteman Hall. Prior to the lecture, Dr. Spike will join FEA members for a hosted reception in the... more »

  • Uncovering our Hidden Collections, Phoenix Art Museum's Cameo Collection

    December 2, 2015 | 12:00 noon

    Speaker(s): Chelsea Ellsworth, Helen Serras-Herman

    Location: Great Hall, Phoenix Art Museum

    Join Chelsea Ellsworth, Assistant Curator of European Art, for a look at the Phoenix Art Museum's Cameo Collection. We will also be joined by Helen Serras-Hermanan acclaimed gem sculptor with over 30 years of experience in unique gem sculpture and jewelry art. To purchase tickets for the event, more »

  • Reception with Schorr Collection Owners

    October 16, 2015 | 5:30 p.m.

    Speaker(s): Amada Cruz, William Way, Mr. Lewis (owner of collection), Anne Connor

    Location: Phoenix Art Museum Renaissance and Baroque Galleries

    Enjoy a private reception with the owners of the fabulous Schorr Collection now on display in the Phoenix Art Museum's Renaissance and Baroque Galleries.  The program will be followed by a reception in the Palette Cafe.  The cost for this event is $45 and reservations are required. more »

  • An Evening with Amada Cruz

    September 25, 2015 | 6:00 reception, 6:45 dinner

    Speaker(s): Amada Cruz

    Location: 39 East Monte Vista Road, Phoenix

    IMG_4423Join the new Sybil Harrington Director of the Phoenix Art Museum for dinner and a wine reception at The University Club in Phoenix. Tickets are $65 per person. RSVP to Francey Potter... more »

  • FEA Annual Meeting 2015

    April 16, 2015 | 6:00 p.m.

    Location: Private Home

        Current President, Bunny Gordon prepares to hand over the duties to incoming President, Victoria Cook. Exclusively for members, the Annual Meeting  celebrates the past year and election of Officers and Board of Directors with wine and hors d’oevres  at a private home. By invitation Only   more »

  • Salons and Saloons - Dinner and Program honoring Jim Ballinger

    March 27, 2015 | 6:30 p.m.

    Speaker(s): Honorable Greg Stanton, Mayor of the city of Phoenix, and Jim Ballinger, retiring director of the Phoenix Art Musuem

    Location: The Phoenix Country Club, 2901 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ

    The evening benefits Friends of European Art and Western Art Associates, two leading support groups of the Phoenix Art Museum that assist with the collection of European and Western American Art by funding acquisitions and educational programs. The evening will include cocktails and silent auction followed by dinner and program.  The Honorable Greg Stanton will provide introductory remarks followed by... more »

  • Salon: The Dutch Golden Age

    January 19, 2015 | 5:30 PM cocktails ~ 6:00 PM four course, served gourmet dinner ~ lecture following dinner

    Speaker(s): Robert Aronson – Aronson Antiquairs since 1881, Amsterdam, Specializing in 17th and 18th c. Delftware

    Location: The University Club of Phoenix / 39 East Monte Vista Road / Phoenix 85004

    Private dinner and salon co-hosted by Friends of European Art and  Collectors’ Study Club.  The evening includes a cocktail hour,  dinner and a presentation by Mr. Arnoson after dinner.   The organizations feel honored to have him share his vast knowledge Dutch Art in the Golden Age. He is the internationally known specialist in 17th and 18th... more »

  • Reception / Lecture: Florence in the Time of Leonardo

    January 14, 2015

    Speaker(s): John Spike, PhD   Guest Professor at William and Mary College

    Noted scholar with extensive knowledge of Florence and Leonardo da Vinci.  This lecture will give background information for the Phoenix Art Museum exhibition opening January 14, 2015:  " Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation." Hosted reception for FEA members: 5:30 – 6:30 Grossman Terrace.  Reservations required by January 5th. Contact Dawn Schlott at 480.483.9919 or hospitality@friendsofeuropeanart.... more »

  • Reception / Film: Tim’s Vermeer

    November 19, 2014

    Joint event by Friends of European Art and Contemporary Forum. Private Reception: Cummings Great Hall  / 5:30 – 6:30 /  free for FEA and CF members / cash bar Film:  Tim’s Vermeer  / 6:45 to 8:15 / Whiteman Hall /  free to the public, no reservations allowed. Conversation with  Tim Jenison:  / 8:15 to 8:40 / Mr. Jenison is the subject of the film.   <... more »

  • Salon: Soviet Realism Painting

    October 25, 2014 | 5:30 p.m.

    Location: Paradise Valley home of Eric Lorentzen

    Private Event for Sponsor, Patron, Philanthropist  levels of membership ($250 and above) The extensive private collection of over 70 paintings will be displayed throughout this Paradise Valley Territorial style home and gardens. Reception will begin at 5:30. Members who wish to upgrade their membership to be eligible to attend this event can arrange to do so by contacting more »

  • Luncheon and Speaker: Painted Ladies

    October 23, 2014 | 11:30 to 2:00 PM

    Speaker(s): Melinda R. McCurdy PhD. Curator of British Art at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens / San Marino, CA

    Location: Cummings Great Hall at the Phoenix Art Museum

    Topic:   Painted Ladies:  Making and Masking Female Identity in Portraits in the British Grand Manner $45 per person, FEA members and guests - RSVP by check payable to FEA  to Dawn Schlott / 5240 E. Desert Vista Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 It’s simply irresistible…join us for luncheon in the Cummings Great Hall followed by our... more »

  • "Killing and Dying - Peter Paul Rubens' Death of Decius Mus"

    April 4, 2014

    Speaker(s): Renzo Baldasso, Ph.D., Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University

    Location: Home of Kathey and Bob Plenge

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  • Leonardo and the Painting of the Last Supper – A lecture by the renowned author Ross King

    March 15, 2014

    Speaker(s): Acclaimed Author Ross King

    Location: The home of Dr. Drake Duane

    Join us for the Friends of European Art's annual fundraiser, with special presentation by acclaimed author Ross King. A limited number of VIP tickets are available – includes a private reception with Ross King at the home of Dr. Drake Duane on Friday, March 14th. All proceeds go to benefit the acquisition fund of Friends of European Art Luncheon and Lecture – $125.00... more »

  • "The Goldfish and the Minotaur: The Modernist Rivalry between Matisse and Picasso"

    February 26, 2014 | 5:45 – Private FEA reception – Grossman Terrace / 7:00 – Lecture – Whiteman Hall

    Speaker(s): David Gariff, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

    Location: Grossman Terrace and Whiteman Hall

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