State of the Art: Your Weekly Guide to PHX’s Latino Art Openings

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Image: País Rojo Teti by Xul Solar

State of The Art is Remezcla’s weekly guide to Latin art openings in your city each week. Mingle with art admirers, collectors and casual passersby to check out these new works. And don’t forget to grab a free glass of wine…or three.


Exhibition of Ofrendas – Desert Botanical Gardens

Celebrate El Dia de Muertos by visiting the Ofrendas or Offering Exhibition at the Desert Botanical Gardens. Throughout Arizona, making ofrendas for public exhibition has become a major urban cultural expression. The altars in this exhibition have been made to address social issues and serve as memorials to victims of violence. Explore the beauty and creativity of the original pieces that have been created specifically for this exhibition by 10 local and renowned artists. Just one weekend: October 31st – November 3rd. Hurry.

Desert Botanical Gardens
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix AZ, 85008
(480) 941-1225

Rufino Tomayo: Master Printmaker – Phoenix Art Museum (Lyon Gallery)

Discover the work of Mexican artists Rufino Tomayo, known for the vibrancy of his paintings and also as an accomplished and prolific printmaker. In the 1970s he invented a new printing method which he called “mixographia” in which he used mixed media to create works with pronounced surface textures during the printing process. The works included in the exhibition bear witness to Tomayo’s innovative strategies for creating abstract human forms. The pieces have been drawn from the collections of the Phoenix Art Museum and the Arizona State University Art Museum as well as from private collections across the valley.

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 257 1222

Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges – The Art of Friendship Exhibition – Phoenix Art Museum (Orme Lewis Gallery)

The Art of Friendship includes works rarely seen outside of Argentina by two of the most influential artist and cultural figures of the 20th century in Buenos Aires, whose impact helped developed the Neo-Creole identity that fused European modernism with Argentine nationalism and gaucho culture. The exhibition tells the story of the artistic relationship that resulted from a lifelong friendship and intellectual exchange between Argentines Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges. The exhibition includes paintings, publications, letters, and other objects which illustrate the influence each creator had on the work of his confidant. Check out the latest stop on this exhibit’s cross country tour through December 31st.

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave
Phoenix AZ 85004
(602) 257 1222