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Phoenix Art Museum

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Neighbourhood: Encanto
As featured in 3 Days in Phoenix and 1 other guide
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Address: 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685
Phone Number: +1 602-257-1222
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

One of the largest art museums in the Southwest, the museum houses a...

One of the largest art museums in the Southwest, the museum houses a permanent collection of some 16,000 works of art spanning the centuries and also includes a popular miniatures collection and a "Please Touch" children's gallery.

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close to Heard Museum and a good option

There is an opened yard very agreable with statues and a good restaurant, enjoy the shop too. Contemporary art in the collection must be seen

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is an opened yard very agreable with statues and a good restaurant, enjoy the shop too. Contemporary art in the collection must be seen

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As a long time resident of the Phoenix area I have watched the Phoenix Art Museum morph into a major facility that now does our city justice. No this is not the New York Metropolitan or the Chicago Art Institute, but for a desert Southwestern city, the Phoenix Art Museum is of the highest quality that any major city could... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Given that I'm a Phoenix resident, one might say I'm biased and I'd have to agree. We have an incredible art museum - especially contemporary arts and special exhibits. On those days when I want to procrastinate - I head to the museum. My husband and I take dates there eating at the restaurant, exploring exhibits, and then shopping in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt like a kid again. My friend and I went for The Emphatics exhibit, and enjoyed so much more. We laughed so hard in the Balloon Room, what a great idea ! The JP Morgan Chase piece was unbelievable ! They have a restaurant and theater, large atrium if you want to sit outside for a while. After the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another amazing must-see fashion exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum going on right now. Don't miss Emphatics! Who would think that an art museum in the Sonoran desert would have such creative textile exhibits? But they do. Another recent one of Gianfranco Ferré white shirts was also amazing. Be sure to check out the innovative artists they have on display as... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a modern vibe, very appropriate for the city. Easy access by bus or light rail from major hotels. Make sure you participate in the interactive art, which currently includes an installation of LED lights and annoy Ther with latex balloons. The traditional art is in one wing, arranged chronologically, and a very nice collection which includes some... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The feel of this museum was rather spacious and made for a nice stroll through with friends. The modern art exhibits were quite extensive – not really my thing but nicely presented. I enjoyed the room of miniatures as well as some of the 19th century art the most. Photography without flash is allowed in most of the museum, which... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our family to the free family Sunday. Our children really enjoyed the museum. They had a several things for children to do through out the museum, A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wednesday's are free admission. Great atmosphere spend a few hours taking in 19 th century greats to modern Strangeness! The museum gift store is super tho pricey with unique souvenirs that are both different & inspiring.. The glass allows good light to wander & study the exhibits close up. Linger in the coffee shop for a refreshing tea or fresh... More 

Thank Susan G
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Art comes to this incredible large multi-level museum from all over the world, including from local AZ contributors. The styles are quite varied & include photography. Displays are kept fresh with many visiting important exhibitions. Both the restaurant & extensive gift shop are nice additions. Access is easy via the large free parking lot. This is a favorite for both... More 

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