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December 3, 2013

Full Spectrum of Mexican Art on Display at Phoenix Sky Harbor

Phoenix, AZ – A captivating acrylic and ink painting dazzles viewers with an optical illusion of tunnel-like perspective and geometric shapes.

Another art piece features a low-fired ceramic pot resembling a pineapple, with its layered and pine-coned body.

The two pieces are among more than 60 works of art on display at Phoenix Sky Harbor in Terminal 4 in an exhibition titled “Friends of Mexican Art celebrate 50 Years of Collecting and Giving.” The exhibition is a collaborative between the Phoenix Airport Museum and The Friends of Mexican Art (FOMA), a local nonprofit organization comprised of individuals who collect, promote and donate art by Mexican artists.

The artwork in the Terminal 4 Gallery on level 3 will be showcased through February 23, 2014, while an accompanying exhibition can be seen in two display cases on level 2 through March 16, 2014.

The art in this exhibition comes from the private collections of FOMA members, as well as artworks that FOMA donated to the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona State University Art Museum and the Heard Museum.

“The Phoenix Airport Museum is honored to partner with FOMA and display this exhibition of Mexican art and culture,” said Lennée Eller, museum curator. “FOMA members are ardent and passionate ambassadors of Mexican art and we love sharing their art with the public.”

The exhibition in the Terminal 4 Gallery features paintings, prints and sculptures by notable, well-known Mexican artists, including Orozco, Siqueiros, Tamayo and Zuniga.

One of two display cases in Terminal 4 on level 2 features ceramic folk art from the Heard Museum, while the other case shows key folk art pieces from FOMA member’s collections.

The Phoenix Airport Museum is one of the largest airport art museums in the U.S. The museum includes an art collection of nearly 900 artworks, 35 exhibition spaces in six buildings and the Phoenix Aviation Archive.

For more information on this exhibition, visit http://skyharbor.com/Museum/ExhibitionsTerminal4.html.

Image caption above and to the right: Francisco Zúńiga, Rosa Sentada (Seated Rosa), 1983, lithograph, 32" x 34," © Fundación Zúńiga Laborde A.C. (Mexico)


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