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Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685
+1 602-257-1222
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Well worth a visit. Or membership.

We moved to the Phoenix area I September, and finally got around to visiting PAM. We used our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David P
Phoenix, Arizona
via mobile
An unexpected cultrual attraction in Phoenix

I had one last afternoon and friends suggested the Phoenix Art Museum. I had no expectations and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We moved to the Phoenix area I September, and finally got around to visiting PAM. We used our reciprocal from our previous membership. When that expires (January), we will purchase a membership. We found the collection to be interestingly diverse, broad, and capable. We also...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had one last afternoon and friends suggested the Phoenix Art Museum. I had no expectations and was pleasantly surprised with its collection from modern and contemporary art, Asian art, European paintings, fashion, photography, Latin American, Western/Southwest, and American art. The collection would appeal to...More

Thank Jeff90038
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Phoenix's art museum is not grand like many I have been to and they have a definite focus on modern art which is okay (hot or Miss in my opinion). I got in free as Amex card holders get in free during the first weekend...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something for everyone : asian art, classic european art, contemporary shows.....not many sculptures though. I loved the firefly room but the art videos were disappointing. All in all, I loved it but would not go more than once a year if I lived...More

Thank Lucie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has galleries that are really impressive. Many traveling shows that are worth seeing. Go often and truly experience a fine collection.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent about 3 hours at the Art Museum several weeks ago and my primary purpose for going was to see the documentary WasteLand. It was an excellent documentary and held my interest for several hours. I also visited several exhibitions and plan to go...More

Thank yvonne v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Free day at the museum was fun. Lots of kids enjoying learning about art. Cafe food was good and service attentive. Love this museum!

Thank maryfrances100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for contemporary and modern art, this is the museum you should visit in Phoenix AZ. Its not a large museum but it has a descent size to spend a couple of hours walking around, enjoying the well known international artist exhibitions....More

Thank orlykleber
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here during one of their free Wednesday promotions. A bit difficult to find parking and navigate (for a single out-of-towner), but once there was a nice place to spend an hour or two. Not a huge building with excessive art collection, but was a...More

Thank goferris
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building has a lot of beautiful, almost breathtaking space, but a very limited collection of art--great potential for added collections. After browsing the Google images on line, though (as well as some of the other reviews on this website), it appears as if there...More

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1 March 2017|
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Response from cdz373 | Reviewed this property |
"You who are being obliterated in the flying swarm of Fireflies" is located in the South Wing on the top floor (technically the second but there is a mezzanine between the first and second floors). It is a wonderful... More
20 April 2016|
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Response from br0za1205 | Reviewed this property |
Agree. I have only eaten there once but great all around. Great food, service, atmosphere.
14 April 2016|
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Response from SKnBK | Reviewed this property |
Its about 15-20 minutes... less if you go outside of rush hour :) The Museum is along the light rail also a great option.