Five Must-Attend Arts and Culture Events This Week in Metro Phoenix

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Alexander Calder, Pyramid, n.d. Lithograph; 28 x 20 ¼ inches. Collection of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Gift of Kevin and Pauline Bruce, 2007.019.02 © 2013 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Tuesday, May 28: "Learning to See" @ Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Artist Josef Albers was obsessed with two things: abstract art and color. The latter is the focus of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's exhibition "Learning to See."

Albers wrote The Interaction of Color, and in it he proposed that the only way to truly understand colors was in relation to other colors. The book has been a staple in art classes for decades.

The show, on view through Sunday, September 22, comprises works from the museum's permanent collection, including paintings from Monique Prieto and Alexander Calder, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Albers' famed book.

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See the show on Tuesday, May 28, from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students, and free on Thursdays. -- Becky Bartkowski

Location Info


Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Scottsdale Civic Center Library

3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Theatre

100 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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