Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix

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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. Before you visit Phoenix, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • October 4, 2017
    We wandered through the museum for a couple of hours and also had lunch at the cafe. We especially enjoyed the dress collection and the Georgia O'Keeffe's - part of the southwestern exhibit in the low...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Normally the art work is great but the special engagements they have are fantastic.! I would highly recommend.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    While not at the level of some other big city museums, the Phoenix Art Museum has a good variety of art on display. One of my favorite things is the Thorne Miniature Room. There are many more of these...  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    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.
  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • July 10, 2017
    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.
  • June 22, 2017
    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.
  • May 10, 2017
    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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