Five Must-See Arts and Culture Events This Week in Metro Phoenix
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Baseball doesn't lend itself to nationalism like other sports. England and Argentina will always have bad blood not because of the Falklands, but because of Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" goal in the '86 World Cup. There was a national crisis when USA Basketball took bronze at the 2004 Olympics. By contrast, you probably didn't read about the US failing to medal in the first two editions of the World Baseball Classic.
Perhaps this year's Classic will inspire more emotion. If nothing else, the Group D matchups should be entertaining, with events at Chase Field, 401 East Jefferson Street, and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, 7555 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. Group D will feature a US team that is the prohibitive favorite to win it all, a Canadian team that would be favored to win most groups, a Mexican team loaded with Major League talent, and Italy. -- Ed Kummerer
Friday, March 8: "Order, Chaos, and the Space Between" @ Phoenix Art Museum
In 1995, Diane and Bruce Halle began collecting Latin American art, with a fairly flexible budget. Bruce is the founder and chairman of Discount Tire, and he and Diane, who live together in Phoenix, wanted to educate themselves and build a greater awareness for Latin American contemporary art.
Almost two decades later, the couple has one of the most impressive and notable collections of Latin American contemporary artwork that includes pieces by Gego, Félix Gonzalez-Torres, Matthias Goeritz, Jorge Macchi, Hélio Oiticica, and Doris Salcedo. And, lucky us, they've agreed to give the public a peek.
"Order, Chaos, and the Space Between" includes more than 50 works of art in a variety of media, including an installation of 30,000 individual black paper moths and butterflies that make up Carlos Amorales' Black Cloud. -- Claire Lawton
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