Ar­chi­tec­ture & Homes

Where Phoenix - - THE GUIDE -

COSANTI The foundry and stu­dio of ar­chi­tect Paolo So­leri (1919-2013), who ex­per­i­mented with earth-cast roofs and shade-throw­ing breeze­ways, and en­deav­ored to find an eco­nom­i­cal and so­cia­ble an­ti­dote to ur­ban sprawl. Cosanti re­mains a work­ing wind­bell foundry, gallery, shop and ed­u­ca­tional mon­u­ment to the ar­chi­tect. 6433 E. Dou­bletree Ranch Rd., Par­adise Val­ley, 480.948.6145. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S TALIESIN WEST Famed ar­chi­tect Frank Lloyd Wright’s (1867-1959) per­sonal res­i­dence for al­most 20 years. Set on 600 acres in the foothills of north­east Scotts­dale, with guided tours of the build­ings and the sur­round­ing desert. www.fran­kl­loy­d­ Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. & Cac­tus Rd., 480.860.2700. MESA CON­TEM­PO­RARY ARTS MUSEUM Five sub­ter­ranean gal­leries fea­ture emerg­ing and in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized vis­ual artists. Through July 31: Hat Tip: A Trib­ute to Arts Phi­lan­thropy, in con­junc­tion with the museum’s 10-year an­niver­sary at its cur­rent lo­ca­tion, high­lights from the museum’s col­lec­tion of do­nated pieces by artists, col­lec­tors and through limited pur­chase awards are dis­played. Through Aug 7: Threads: Gath­er­ing My Thoughts, fiber art by Su­san Lenz. Through Aug 7: Archive of Rag and Bone, Kristin Beeler’s por­traits and ob­jects doc­u­ment­ing spe­cific mem­o­ries. Open­ing May 13: El Mac: Aerosol Ex­alted, large-scale pho­to­re­al­is­tic mu­rals. www. mesaarts­cen­ Mesa Arts Cen­ter, Main & Cen­ter Sts., Mesa, 480.644.6500. PHOENIX ART MUSEUM The largest vis­ual arts museum in the South­west con­tains a vast col­lec­tion of art rang­ing from 19th-cen­tury Euro­pean works to 21st-cen­tury con­tem­po­rary mas­ter­pieces. Through May 29: Phoenix Ris­ing: The Val­ley Col­lects, works from more than 20 pri­vate col­lec­tions rang­ing Amer­i­can, Asian, Modern, Con­tem­po­rary, Euro­pean and Fash­ion De­sign. Through June 5: Su­per In­dian: Fritz Scholder, 1967- SCOTTS­DALE MUSEUM OF CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART SMOCA Modern art, ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign works are show­cased in a build­ing re­designed by Ari­zona-based ar­chi­tect Will Bruder. Open­ing May 14: Per­ma­nent Col­lec­tion/ Im­per­ma­nent Museum, rem­nants of past ex­hibits. Open­ing May 21: Mel Ro­man: Com­ing Out Un­der Fire, po­lit­i­cal and provoca­tive vis­ual art. Free Th; closed M. www.smo­caorg. 2nd St. & Drinkwater Blvd., 480.874.4666.

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