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Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Encanto)
602-257-1222
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Ranked #12 of 129 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: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Phenomenal Exhibit -- loved it, enjoyed immensely, Went 3 times with different family and friends! The Museum rocks with interesting exhibits --

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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to this museum during a stay in Phoenix. The art of the Native Americans was truly the highlight.

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Peoria, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Full disclosure...I don't know the first thing about art. I also don't get modern art. But this museum certainly had something for everyone. In addition to the modern art section (which included a fantastic "firefly" walk through exhibit) , there was what I would call classic or traditional art, contemporary art, a lovely section of Oscar dresses that my daughters... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We decided to spend a few hours at Phoenix Art Museum on a stopover in this desert city on our way home to Europe and what a delightful pleasure. The exhibitions of European and American art are extensive and wide ranging with a careful selection of seminal key pieces. Out biggest joy was seeing Anish Kapoor. The museum is easy... More

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chicago
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was really impressed with the modern wing at this lovely museum. It didn't have a ton of work, but what was there was very intriguing and awe inspiring. We had an enjoyable morning exploring the work. We also enjoyed the Movie Costumes Exhibit.

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Los Angeles
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I lost my backpack outside the museum during my July visit. I believe the night time security or the art museum visitor picked up my backpack and thought they could not return back to its original owner but to keep it to themselves. I had so much valuable things inside such as my wallet, iPad, camera and etc. I can... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Yes! We were pleasantly surprised with the Phoenix Art Museum. After the Art Institute in Chicago last year we thought we'd be disappointed. We went to see the Hollywood Costume exhibit and spent the entire afternoon visiting each of the galleries. A nice collection of art. Because it's in our backyard, we are considering a membership so that we can... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There were long slow lines for admission. Once we were in, the exhibits we came for were great. We saw a movie costume exhibit and an exhibit on photo books, both very interesting. Wish we had time to see more.

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AZ
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The 1990s and early 2000s saw great traveling exhibits, not so much in recent years. The permanent exhibits aren't that interesting to me, just a few pieces. It is a nice set up for traveling exhibits to use the long ramp up to 2nd floor to set the scene. I prefer the Heard Museum down the street, the Science Center,... More

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Pahrump, Nevada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Went to see the Hollywood Costume exhibit, stayed to see all the wonderful paintings and sculptures. Need another trip to see what we missed. Docent's very knowledgable and so helpful, one gentlemen tracked us down to see that we each got copies of the Costume catalog!

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