Top 5 Things to Do in Metro Phoenix This Week
Courtesy Gift of Jerome M. Westheimer Sr. ©Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch Landscape (c. 1936) is oil on canvas and 12-by-30 inches.
From must-see art exhibitions to theater and outdoorsy endeavors, here are Jackalope Ranch's top picks for things to do in and around Phoenix this week.
"Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land" @ Heard Museum
The brightly painted flowers and daring landscapes of American modernist artist Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) are well known. Less-known is O'Keeffe's fascination with katsina dolls (carved and painted portrayals of Pueblo and Hopi spirit beings, frequently called kachinas), which she studied and "interpreted" beginning with summering stints in New Mexico in 1929, and continuing until her 1984 retirement. This is the focus of the Heard Museum's "Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico" exhibit, on view through March 3, 2014. The exhibition includes numerous, though infrequently seen, katsina depictions by O'Keeffe, as well as a number paintings of startling landscapes protected by these spirits. Paintings of churches, architecture and cultural objects will also be on display.
Stop by the Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 29. Admission is $18 for adults, $13.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children 6 to 12, free for children 5 and younger, museum members, and American Indians. Visit www.heard.org or call 602-252-8840. -- Glenn BurnSilver