• Phoenix

    Various Venues, Phoenix

    Six days of ceremonies have launched the opening of the new $1,000,000 wing of the Phoenix Art Museum. Under the aggressive Directorship of Forest M. Hinkhouse the Museum has grown to become the cultural heart of a vast geographical area that comprises all of Arizona, and parts of Utah, New Mexico and Texas.

    The architecture of the Phoenix building is starkly simple in contrast, for example to the over-designed new Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Designed by Allen B. Dow of Midland, Michigan, it is essentially a series of massed volumes of blocks arranged around spacious courtyards. Not a great

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