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Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Encanto)
602-257-1222
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Ranked #16 of 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We wanted to see the art museum while we were in Phoenix visiting the Heard museum. We were very disappointed that the museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Switzerland
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108 reviews 108 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

As with many buildings in this city, this one is lovely. Art by itself. It was also gloriously empty on my Sunday afternoon visit. There is a vast amount of space and I wandered for about an hour and a half, browsing. Not too many artists I know, but some great new ones to enjoy. Philip C Curtis was particularly... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The Phoenix Art museum brought one of the best special exhibits to their halls in the Summer of 2013: The Art of Video Games! My then 8 year-old son was blown away by this exhibit. He went to EVERY part, learned every detail and just thoroughly enjoyed it. We were there for at least three hours. These are the kinds... More

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I have been a member for years, and have never been disappointed. We eat at the restaurant on site, then enjoy great art. Hollywood Costume, (now closed), was a real treat!

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Phoenix, AZ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I had the opportunity to spend a day at the Phoenix Art Museum and were rewarded by the experience. The building is a little difficult to navigate but there are maps available and each gallery has a volunteer to help with any questions, and also provide directions. The art on display covers multiple mediums, by various artists,... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, Usa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I visited Phoenix Art Museum on their free corporate appreciation day, which made the experience a real treat. The museum is immaculate, and you can choose to take a guided tour or explore on your own. We did a bit of both. The tour guides were quite knowledgable and had a passion for their jobs and the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Appreciated the opportunity for a guided tour and the handout of scheduled events of the day at the museum and the friendly service in the gift shop. Especially enjoyed the North Wing Western American exhibit. Didn't appreciate the overly officious 2nd floor security person telling us seniors to stand back at least a foot from the glass covered water colour... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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44 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is not the best art museum by any means; the exhibits are lacking and there is far too much modern "Art" for my liking; I felt the staff to be very unfriendly and the layout of the museum to be a bit odd. I would not return to this place again.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My granddaughter and I greatly enjoyed the firefly room with its illuminated floating beads. We also liked the computer generated tree that appeared to be wind blown.

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Surprise, Arizona
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358 reviews 358 reviews
103 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very spacious lobby walking in. Grounds very nice. Got right thru admissions fast. Different prices depending on your status, kids, military, seniors, students. Free Wednesday afternoons after 3 pm. Closed on Mon and Tues. Would have liked the admissions lady to say something to us about joining as members instead of handing a piece of paper to look thru on... More

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