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Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
A premier institution of visual arts, Phoenix Art Museum is known worldwide for alternative exhibits like live performances and independent art films. These visiting exhibits run alongside the museum's permanent collection, which includes over 17,000 pieces of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern, and contemporary art. Works by artists like Picasso, Monet, and Henri hang here. The museum is kid-friendly, offering a scavenger hunt as a way to guide your family through the museum. The interactive PhxArtKids Gallery features hands-on activities to encourage children to be excited about and engage with art. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Phoenix holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Phoenix Art Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This place is huge and so much to see. I enjoyed everything that I saw. Some, like the Fireflies was great if a little disorienting. You can wander around for quite a bit of time and we did. 
  • We've been here several times and it is always a decent art experience. Exhibits change often enough that you always get to see something new. I wouldn't rate it as a world class, have to see, museum ...  read more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the Edward Burtynsky exhibit titled: Water... If you have a chance to see his work, you'll be very impressed by his creativity in showcasing the world's water "challenges". 
  • The exhibits are great and when you're looking for a quiet place to get lost in, this is one you should consider! Air conditioning is a plus, but going back to the actual artwork, there's lots of stuff to explore. Paintings, illustrations, photos, little exhibits like the tiny rooms was great to see. I also like the more permanent exhibits like the Firefly Room. Without giving too much away, it's one of the best rooms they have! The only downside is if you're looking for a place to eat during your visit, to either buy your lunch there, or bring a car to store your lunch in, because they won't allow food in the lockers. To keep it clean, and so the food won't go bad. But other than that little detail, it's a great place to be!
  • One of my favorite places on Earth! Incredible architecture, extensive collection of art in several distinct galleries. DO NOT miss the Contemporary Gallery or Western American Gallery. Always hosts show- stopping exhibitions such as the White Shirt earlier this year. Strives to get the community involved and educated about art in fun ways; offers free admission days often and "give back" programs such as Mindful Sessions and Family Days.
  • Received warm and nice welcomes at the front desk. They were very accessible and knew how to greet two Deaf customers appropriately. Great place with modern art. Really appreciated the variety of exhibitions and displays. Will definitely recommend to others.
  • Beautiful and peaceful. Nice place to stroll around. Good place also for a small (or large) gathering. Their catering service offers a wide variety of food selections.
  • Pollice Verso, 1872 by Gerome. Nuff said. Great museum. Easy parking, easy location. Serves cocktails. Nice southwestern pieces. Teachers and college students get in free. Nice menu.
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