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Phoenix Art Museum

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Neighbourhood: Encanto
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Address: 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685
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+1 602-257-1222
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 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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This museum is attractive on the outside and offers diverse and interesting exhibits inside. The gift shop and cafe are additional attractions. There are admission specials if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Nancy R
Bloomington, Indiana
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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is attractive on the outside and offers diverse and interesting exhibits inside. The gift shop and cafe are additional attractions. There are admission specials if you check online. I have visited the museum several times and look forward to taking a friend during her upcoming visit.

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Glendale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a lot of fun visiting Phoenix Art Museum. It's quite large and a lot of displays but I feel like a lot of it was more modern than what I personally like. I would go again though, it was still quite good. Make sure you take a tour if you go. Also make sure you check out the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable with unexpected highlights. Manageable size. Listened in, at a distance, on a docent giving what seemed like a private tour. They were very engaging and I only wished I had inquired about hiring one as a option.

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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice size museum with lots of interesting collections; traditional, modern, photographic, textile. Nice gift shop. Has elevators to use instead of stairs and seating around the art areas if you need a rest. Great way to spend a few hours out of the desert heat.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There isn't one bad thing I can say about this museum. If you are planning a visit to Phoenix you definitely want to make a visit here. We enjoyed all of the museum's exhibits, especially the Kehinde Wiley (worth the extra fee), this artist is amazing, his artwork is so real it appears the people just jump off the canvas..he... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited during our winter break of 2016. We saw the Kenhinde Wiley exhibit and learned a ton. The docent (Sherri) was fantastic and provided an excellent background of the artist and the goal of the exhibit. We have had an equally excellent experience on other visits and would recommend it for adults or families with teens.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking through the doors of this magnificent building takes you to different times and art collections, including the very traditional american artists with wonderful paints from the Southwest, Deserts, Cowboys and Old Mining Towns to the very modern and minimalist art of the 21st Century. The temporary exhibits are always interesting and full of surprises, including the latest Photography Series... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Phoenix on business, I had a break in my day and was able to pop in for a quick visit. A very nice art museum with something for everyone.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on FREE Wednesday and paid extra for the fashion exhibit as well as the kehinde wiley exhibit. We we were amazed,astounded, impressed,taken aback, appalled....this is art!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to check out the "Thorn Rooms" on display at the museum. These miniature rooms created in the 1930s will blow you away!

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