News and Updates

Flinn Foundation names new leaders as longtime executive retires

June 05, 2024

Brad Halvorsen joined the Flinn Foundation in 1989 as its first communications employee. After 35 years of service to the foundation and Arizona, including nearly a decade as executive vice president, Halvorsen retires June 14. Halvorsen’s departure prompts two other…


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Cedar Top Violin

Arizona Arts & Culture News: Art of Memory Tour; Smokey Bear; “Memoria Entre Las Flores,”; Violin of HopeVio

May 24, 2024

The Art of Memory Tour: Providing dementia patients and caregivers a safe space / KGUN | Support for families who have been diagnosed with dementia comes in many forms. One way the Alzheimer’s Association does that is through the Art…


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Flinn partners with SAACA to exhibit art highlighting early disease diagnosis

May 23, 2024

The Flinn Foundation’s longtime support of Arizona artists and the biosciences is currently represented with an art installation on display in its Phoenix building’s lobby and conference center.  The exhibition, Uncommon Knowledge, is a partnership between the Tucson-based Southern Arizona…


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Multicolored Abstract Painting

Arizona Arts & Culture News: New Ballet Arizona Director; Duane Eddy; ‘Breakaway’ public art; Southern Arizona Museum of Science and Technology

May 10, 2024

Ballet Arizona names first female artistic director / Phoenix Business Journal | Ballet Arizona has selected its new artistic director, naming internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, director, and arts leader Daniela Cardim to the position—the first woman and fourth artistic director…


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Sonoran Desertscape

Arizona Arts & Culture News: Los Tigres de Tolleson mariachi; Zeri Reasons; Save Our Saguaros

April 12, 2024

Groundbreaking for Fountain Hills Dark Sky Center set for same day as eclipse / ABC 15 | The groundbreaking ceremony for The International Dark Sky Discovery Center in Fountain Hills took place the same day as the total solar eclipse.…


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Green and Red Abstract Painting

Arizona Arts & Culture News: Mozart’s ‘Don Giovanni’; National Spelling Bee; Missing de Kooning paintings; Tucson Botanical Gardens

March 22, 2024

The Museum of Northern Arizona has joined Museums for All, allowing anyone who receives food assistance benefits to visit the museum at no cost. Joining Museums for All is part of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s broad commitment to seek,…


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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Artist Ed Mell dies; Flagstaff murals; High school state poetry competition

March 08, 2024

The Museum of Northern Arizona has joined Museums for All, allowing anyone who receives food assistance benefits to visit the museum at no cost. Joining Museums for All is part of the Museum of Northern Arizona’s broad commitment to seek,…


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