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Phoenix Art Museum

Map & Directions 1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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602-257-1222
  • Sun 12pm-5pm, Wed 10am-9pm, Thu-Sat 10am-5pm

Description

Phoenix New Times' Description

Located on the Central Avenue Corridor, a historic strip of Downtown Phoenix, the Phoenix Art Museum offers plenty to see for art aficionados and amateurs alike. It's the largest museum for visual art in the Southwest and offers 285,000-square-foot of collections that include more than 17,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design. Since opening in 1959 the museum has hosted some 400 exhibitions and has been enjoyed by millions of vistors. Popular exhibits have included “The Art of Video Games,” “Order, Chaos, and the Space Between” and “Digital Print Fashion.” The museum also offer free admission every Wednesday night from 3 to 6 p.m. as well as on every first Friday of the month for the Downtown Phoenix art walk. It also houses the PhxArtKids galley, with pieces to appeal specifically to youngsters, a museum shop and the restaurant, Palette.

Merchant's Description

A vibrant destination connecting people to great art from around the world to enrich their lives and communities.

Admission is free every Wednesday from 3pm to 9pm and First Fridays.

 
Member Reviews

  • awdraper
    awdraper wrote a review for Phoenix Art Museum
    on 04/06/11
    5

    There are always several interesting exhibitions to see. I especially love the Norton Photography Gallery in the South Wing. It's kind of hidden away, but worth the trip up to the second floor.

  • bradenfjones wrote a review for Phoenix Art Museum
    on 08/31/10
    4

    Every time I go to the PAM I leave exhausted after 2 or 3 hours of exploring their galleries. You can find everything here from tapestries and textiles, to ancient Samurai armor, to modern art in its many incarnations. If you're short on cash, go on Wednesdays (ANY WEDNESDAY!) between 2 and 9 o'clock and you can get in for whatever donation you can afford...if you can't afford to... More >>

  • Kelsee
    Kelsee wrote a review for Phoenix Art Museum
    on 05/09/10
    4

    Great place to go on a Tuesday night (which should be the right night..) because it's free! You can't get into special exhibits w/out paying still (I believe), but there are still some decent pieces to look at!

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Tips from foursquare

  • HISTORY on 04/12/13

    The Phoenix Art Museum houses more than 18,000 works of art, including the original Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington used on the dollar bill.

  • Lilia M. on 11/27/09

    Experience "You Who are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies" on the 2nd floor and discover my favorite place on the planet.

  • Matthew P. on 09/20/09

    Experience "You Who are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies" on the 2nd floor.

  • The Ritz-Carlton on 06/06/13

    Explore contemporary Western American Art at The West Select, an annual exhibit featuring regional artists and a wide range of mediums including bronze sculptures, paintings and photography.

  • Ben B. on 08/01/10

    The Clarendon Hotel proudly hosts the museum's visiting artists, curators and speakers. Support The Clarendon!

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Upcoming Events Here

  • Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until May 18

  • Recommended
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until July 6, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until July 6, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. every Wed. until July 6, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. first Fri. of every month until July 6

  • Recommended
    6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. first Fri. of every month

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