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Phoenix Art Museum

Address: 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Encanto)
Phone Number: 602-257-1222
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Ranked #13 of 89 Attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: One of the largest art museums in the Southwest, the museum houses a permanent collection of some...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator

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Gilbert, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Wear comfy shoes, it's a huge building, rather chopped up into a maze. I found the building confusing even with the printed guide, but there were sufficient guards/guides to point us in the right direction. When I attended there was no extra special exhibition which is sometimes offered, but my friend and I enjoyed the many varieties of art including... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Local artists and a small collection of modern art, several Georgia o'Keefe's. Nice cafe in the museum.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We saw a recent Leonardo da Vinci exhibit which was very interesting. We also visited quite a bit of the permanent collection at the museum until we could absorb no more. We definitely did not see everything so we have plans to go back for a second visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I really appreciated how diverse the collection of art was. It seemed like there was something that would appeal to all tastes. My personal favorite was the Japanese silk paintings and teapots.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to have a guided tour through this wonderful museum and even had lunch at their restaurant which was terrific. How many museums can boast of such good art and also serve good food? The museum is easy to peruse and is very spacious and is a place to put on your list when in the city of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very good for the free wednesday evening admission and the always free parking. If you go too late in the evening then you cannot see the outside sculptures/garden area, bad outdoor lighting. The north, south, upstairs, downstairs, over here, over there layout is confusing. Many people were asking for directions around. The contemporary art and the dark room with the... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I was taken aback at how large this museum was. There is so much too see, this museum made my time in Phoenix worthwhile.

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Cerritos, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
51 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We are art museum aficionados wherever we travel. We were pleasantly surprised by the collections with a number of the masters represented. This is not the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but they do have a number of very good works that are well lit and displayed. There is an outdoor area - and a photos are allowed for many of... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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128 reviews 128 reviews
39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

.... This was not on my list of things to do but a rainy day and free tickets are what prompted this visit. So lucky when things happen by chance for this is a wonderful museum. You could take everything out of it and still have a wonderful time wandering around the building and courtyard. There are neat little nooks... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This gallery has a smattering of art from around the world which was nice, but I would have really liked more of an in-depth local focus than there was--for example, more information about local artists in the collection. There were a couple of works by Picasso, Manet, Georgia O'Keefe, and some others who are quite recognizable. I enjoyed the Fireflies... More 

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