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Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix

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Art Museum Museum
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 museum offers you a little bit of everything. Even fashion. There's a mix of small and large spaces. Asian and european art. Sculpture, film, modern art and special exhibits. It's easy to spend a...  more »
  • Overall, the collections that I did see were mostly interesting. Of particular interest is the Schorr collection, which is spread throughout the building in different areas. I especially enjoyed Goya'...  more »
  • I brought an overseas guest to experience some of our local culture. We enjoyed the displays and indigenous artwork. Thank you for a clean well kept museum.  more »
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  • I brought my children here and now I bring my grand children here. Check the website to see when they have free events but I usually come several times a year to see the current exhibits. The parking lot is north of the building. There's always lots of employees and volunteers to make your visit enjoyable. Make sure you give yourself at least 2-3 hours to walk through all of the exhibit halls.
  • Today was my first time visiting this museum. I had a great time. The exhibits here were so enjoyable. My favorite thing was the mini dioramas of home styles around the world through the years. We especially loved the Samurai event going on. We could have spent all day here if we wanted to. Staff were very friendly too! This is a must see place if you are in the area.
  • Took my kids to the free weekend and had such a great time! Lots of hands-on activities, performances, different things to see. We were there for four hours and they didn't want to leave! I would highly recommend it for anyone with kids over five.
  • Great exhibits, friendly staff and a wonderful restaurant. Great place to relax, stroll through some beautiful and thought provoking galleries and refocus your outlook. Special programs are always fun, and the gift shop has lots of unique and tempting items. Annual membership is a great value.
  • Every first Friday of the month it's completely free to visit this awesome museum. I go every so often and it's always fantastic, with new pieces, or ones I don't remember. There are always great new exhibits. Really a thought provoking beautiful space in the middle of a bustling metropolitan area.

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