Top art exhibitions and shows to see in metro Phoenix in 2022

Last year finished strong for metro Phoenix museums and galleries and that trend looks to continue in 2022.

Several exciting art exhibitions are on the calendar for the new year while some significant exhibitions to see in 2022 are already open. “Treasures” at the Musical Instrument Museum, “Legacy of Ceylon: Art and Photography of Sri Lanka” at the Phoenix Art Museum and some art exhibitions are in full swing.

Others will open as the year goes on like artist Beverly Penn’s “Radical Adaptation” at Lisa Sette Gallery and “Southwest Silverwork” at the Heard. SMoCA and Mesa Arts Center are other galleries that will feature several exhibitions throughout the year.

‘Treasures’ at The Musical Instrument Museum

The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix opened its newest exhibition, “Treasures: Legendary Musical Instruments,” on Nov. 12. The showcase — which is scheduled to remain open until September 2023 — features a curated collection of

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ARTS AND CULTURE: Tribune staff, community share top 5 – The Tribune

The Ironton Tribune staff, along with community members, selects their favorite arts and culture moments and releases from 2021:

Sarah Simmons
General manager, The Ironton Tribune

1. Children’s graphic novel, “When Stars are Scattered,” by Omar Mohamed and Victoria Jamieson. It paints a picture of what a refugee camp is like, including struggles and enduring them, from a child’s perspective.

2. “Space Camp,” an EP from Ironton-based, genre-crossing Appalachian rock from Building Rockets.

3. Television series, Press Room Recordings, filmed by Armstrong Cable. This series features original music from locals and musicians passing through our region.

4. Cream of the Crop, a juried exhibition of works from regional artists using a wide range of media at Southern Ohio Museum.

5. Portsmouth Little Theater, which has been given a facelift by volunteers and donors and provides a place for locals to hone their craft and transport viewers during each performance.


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Top Phoenix area museum, theater and arts things to do for March

While some arts and culture centers remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, others are working to offer new shows and new art exhibitions in Arizona as safely as possible.

Theaters including the Herberger Theater Center have taken their stages outside. With socially distant seating, the theater will present three new concerts from a series that was postponed earlier in the year. Meanwhile, museums such as the Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Mesa Arts Center have new exhibitions with safety considerations due to the ongoing pandemic in place.

One highlight in March is the work of playwright Elaine Romero will be celebrated by 14 theater companies across the nation. Romero is Arizona Theatre Company’s playwright-in-residence and five theaters in Arizona will be participating.

“Love is the entry point for every story I tell,” Romero said in a press release.

“I fall in love with a character,

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