Arizona PBS’s Emmy Award-winning series Art in the 48 introduces viewers to the arts and artists in Arizona, and the series highlights the impact of art in the community. In Season 2 episode 2, SMoCA’s very own exhibitions manager Laura Spalding Best, who is also a prominent Phoenix-based artist, shares the inner workings of installing contemporary art exhibitions and her personal journey into this niche field through her artistic practice. This episode also highlights Barrio Café Chief Silvana’s support of local artists, Antoinette Cauley’s monumental Black Lives Matter mural in Phoenix, and the transformation of Childsplay Theatre’s programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch host Alberto Rios and the amazing artists share their stories in the newest season of Art in the 48.
Also check out the Emmy Award-winning episode from Season 1 that featured SMoCA’s exhibition, Murmuration.
During these uncertain times, SMoCA has invited artists and staff to utilize our blog Inspire as an outlet to make meaningful connections by sharing personal reflections and insight into their practice. Explore more entries from our Museum Musings series.