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Phoenix Art Museum

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Address: 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone Number: 602-257-1222
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Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Nice to place to visit when wanting to keep cool from the summer heat or when there are special exhibits going on, but overall it is a small museum with very little to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Nice to place to visit when wanting to keep cool from the summer heat or when there are special exhibits going on, but overall it is a small museum with very little to see.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My family loves this art museum. We are regulars on Wednesday evenings when there is free admission. Sometimes, we venture in during First Fridays... also, free admission! Check out the Fireflies while you're there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went to this museum on our recent trip to Phoenix. Our last trip we went to smaller museums so this time we thought we'd try the bigger ones. This one was great. It had a number of different exhibits and everyone in our family was able to find a few they really enjoyed. The kids (teens) even found some... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

So many beautiful paintings that are hundreds of years old and some artifacts that are so old, they are from the BCs. It amazes me that such items are in such perfect condition. This museum is so large and has so much to see it takes more than one day, especially if you read every placard next to the art... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Really had a good time here. We learned that they have new special exhibitions all the time. That would seem to make return visits worthwhile. The employees are informed and helpful. The descriptions on the exhibits are well written and informative. Will definitely be back. Only downside is the cost as the general entry fee is not bad, but special... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

There is something for everyone in this Art Museum. There were historical educational programs, children's fun, lots of fun for those interested in the entertainment industry, rare items of history and new art works. Something to fascinate everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Always love going to the Phx Art Museum for lunch and the incredible changing exhibits. The docents are so well trained and really help to make the experience enjoyable.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a world class art museum. With rotating installations, the Andy Warhol was fantastic, this venue strives to set itself apart from the run of the mill museums of some cities. Always something new to see and old ones to appreciate anew.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Whether that this is your first or tenth visit to this beautiful museum there is art for one and all. Modern, contemporary, classic, It's all covered. Make sure to see the Thorne miniature rooms. These were made in the 1930's and it's as if you've stepped back in time looking at these miniature rooms. The details are exquisite. All throughout... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The museum is a wonderful place to enjoy great art in a lovely space. They do a fine job of presenting their permanent collection, and the rotating exhibits are alwaysfun.

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