Phoenix Art Museum is one of the most interactive art museums that I have visited.
From the welcoming greeter at the entrance,
to the interactive maps named
"I am Here for the First Time", "I am Here with Kids", "I am Here on a Date",
to the Object of the month tours,
and the Scavenger Hunt engaging us to "Find. Observe. Start a Conversation" and
the "Make-It" art creation - these are just a few of the many ways it connects with its audience.
Valeska Soares: Any Minute Now is one of the art installations at the Phoenix Art Museum on display until 15 July, 2018. The artist takes seemingly ordinary everyday objects and arranges them in an interesting and unusual way that invite memories and reflections. Valeska Soares states: " I'm giving people triggers that activate memories and contexts, and they create their own narratives."
I was looking at the neatly organized books on those bookshelves, and thought of a computer defragmenting that I had to do on my computer. The graphic that comes up when performing that operation so much resembles the view of this book collection.
If you are holding a Scavenger Hunt sheet, the question from it is: " Hey bookworm, what those books all have in common? What language do you spot on the titles? If you are curious what the answer is, maybe the close-up photos will help. What do You see?
Love, relationships, intimacy, personal inspiration and gratitude, dreams, passing of time, are major themes in the exhibition, and we can all relate to them.
Any time I visit the Museum, I always stop at the view area on the south side - it's amazing to watch how the down town Phoenix skyline changes with the variety of new condo projects, new business buildings and educational institutions.