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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
Phone Number: +1 602-257-1222
10:00 - 17:00
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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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Wonderful exhibits across a variety of styles.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing Museum.Parkingwas EASY,FREE and a nice introduction.The permanent collection had many pieces that were European,Americanetc. The new exhibit had clothing from the 50's and 60's. It was well done and interesting. I would recommend at least 3 hours to view it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderfully landscaped grounds welcome visitors to this Phoenix treasure. Ample free parking was a plus. We toured from exhibit room to another at multiple levels. Traveling exhibits were an extra charge . All ages enjoy this museum. The art crosses the decades .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happened to go on a Sunday and it was free admission which worked out well. They have the exhibits divided up by where they come from, Asia, Europe, US etc. The Asian exhibit was really nice and they had some interesting parts in the US section including a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington. You can take photographs of most... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

The permanent collection, organized by areas of origin (European, American, etc) has some pieces both intriguing and important. The temporary exhibition at our visit was of an active American artist doing large portraits of street models in poses of famous paintings while wearing their own clothes. The docent led overview tour was the perfect introduction to the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is quite a nice museum with friendly knowledge staff, of a manageable size that allows visiting every exhibit and includes a truly wonderful in-house restaurant, Palette. We spent an enjoyable morning here exploring special exhibits as well as the permanent collection, followed by a delicious lunch at Palette. Plenty of free parking. May be the best thing to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Have lived in Phoenix since the 1950's and can now say it has embraced various cultures. Phoenix Art Museum is a good example of that. One day of the week is free so plan ahead for that day if needed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Phx Art Museum always has events going on for everyone. It's a great place to take the family for an indoor adventure. Also stop by Palette the cafe in the museum. The food is amazing and all sourced from local farms!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Fun to go by this Museum, especially when they have special exhibits! Been to events here also like Devour, was so fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Really worthwhile visit, great collection spanning different styles and time periods. Definitely should visit while in the metro Phoenix area. Many volunteer staff available to answer questions. Great gift shop too!

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