News and Updates

Arizona Arts & Culture News: Arizona Opera director; Cave Creek Museum; Navajo Code Talkers

July 12, 2024

Arizona Opera director leaving after eight seasons / | Joseph Specter will leave the Arizona Opera at the end of the upcoming season. Specter has been the company’s president and general director since 2016. The Opera was founded in 1971…

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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Christina You-sun Park; Art for axolotls; DESERT PULSE; Arizona Opera spreads awareness

June 28, 2024

Arizona Commission on the Arts hires Christina You-sun Park as executive director / Arizona Commission on the Arts | Christina You-sun Park, a seasoned leader with a diverse background in arts administration, equitable creative placemaking, grantmaking, and cultural research, has…

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Arizona Arts & Culture News: Poozeum; Blue Dragon Map; History through lowriding; Flinn seeks artists

June 14, 2024

Owner of world’s biggest fossilized poop collection opens museum / CNN | George Frandsen, owner of the newly opened Poozeum in Williams, Arizona, offers visitors free access to approximately 8,000 pieces that make up his coprolite collection.

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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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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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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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