Next Event

"The Tudors: Art & Majesty in Renaissance England"
"Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence"

Thursday, August 17, 023
Day Trip to San Francisco
Option to extend stay


Upcoming Events

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events

Day Trip to San Francisco
Option to extend stay

Claudia Mesch, Professor of Art History, ASU

European Art During the Cold War

Luncheon, Phoenix Country Club

Trip to Florence, Italy
Paola Vojnovic with Art Historian as guide

Visit not-so-familiar Renaissance treasures, private art collections, Italian cooking class with dinner, and more.

Interested? Email

Robert Aronson
Aronson Antiquairs, Delft

Delftware and the Golden Age of Dutch Art

Private Home in Paradise Valley

Xavier Salomon,
Deputy Director and Peter J. Sharp Chief Curator
Frick Collection, New York City

"Henry Clay Frick: Collecting Venice"

Location TBD

Contemporary Arizona Architecture at Private Home
PhxArt Director-led Tour of the Archives

Reception to Follow

Philanthropist- and Patron-Level Event

Claudia Brown, Professor of Asian Art at ASU
     Former Curator of Asian Art at Phoenix Art Museum

"A River Landscape with Waterfall" and
Chinese Landscapes

In the Asian Galleries

Reception to Follow

Gina Siciliano, Artist and Historian
            "I Know What I Am: Artemisia Gentileschi",
              Graphic Novel

The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi

Phoenix Art Musuem

Reception Preceeding

Past Events

Events we've had in the past

FOCUS Annual Meeting
St. Barnabas on the Desert Chapel.

Art, Camaraderie, Snacks and Wine, 16C Art,
Art Auction, and Election of New Board Members

May 18, 2023

Aridis Wine Tasting Room, Scottsdale
Wine Tasting and Guided Art Walk to Galleries

Our Annual Member Recruitment Event

April 2023

Anne Connor, ASU Art History, ret.
The Spoils of War: Napoleon and the Musee du Louvre

Champagne Brunch at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

February 2023

Christina Nielsen, Director of the Art Museum
The Huntington, San Marino, CA

"Inspiring Disney: French Decorative Arts"
Afternoon Tea at Valley Field, Riding and Polo Club

January 2023

Unveiling A River Landscape with Waterfall, Jacob van Ruisdael, donated to Phoenix Art Museum by FOCUS Philanthropists Meryl and Jeanne Haber

Philanthropist and Patron Event

Presentation in the Astorga Gallery followed by reception in Palette

December 2022

Tim Jenison, Entrepreneur and subject of Tim's Vermeer

"Caravaggio: Smoke and Mirrors"
Cocktails and Light Buffet
Phoenix Country Club

Jeremy Mikolajczak, The Sybil Harrington Director + CEO
Phoenix Art Musuem

de Kooning Theft and Restoration plus the Samuel Kress Collection
at the University of Arizona Museum of Art

San Diego Trip

Trip to San Diego to visit "Monet to Matisse" at the San Diego Museum of Art and Los Angeles to visit "Ancient Iran and the Classical World" at the Getty Villa and "The Lost Murals of Renaissance Rome" at the Getty Center

Larsen Gallery
Auction Preview Event for Members and Guests


Larsen Gallery

Sunset & Sips at Taliesin West


for those who participated in the February 20th Art and Gardens Luncheon. Mix with Sir Jonathan and enjoy the exciting glass art of Dale Chihuly

Sir Jonathan Bate, CBE, on the Interconnection Between Art and Gardens

Sir Jonathan is a renowned British academic, broadcaster, novelist and scholar who graduated Sevenoaks School, St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge, and Harvard University.

Special event

Philanthropists & Patrons only.
Musical Instrument Museum.
Curator-led tour of Salon Music exhibit which FOCUS helped to sponsor followed by tour of Special Exhibition "Legends."
Reception to follow.

Re-framing the European Galleries

Tour the newly re-installed European Galleries at the Phoenix Art Museum with reception to follow.

Boston Trip

5-day visit to Boston with curator-led tours at the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum, Museum of Fine Arts, and Peabody-Essex Museum

Van Gogh

Dinner and talk, Van Gogh’s Bedroom, at a private home with Chief Curator of European Painting and Sculpture Gloria Groom, Art Institute of Chicago.

Michelangelo Exhibit

Group visit to Michelangelo:  the Sistine Chapel Exhibition at a 10,500 SF venue in downtown Phoenix