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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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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 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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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355 reviews 355 reviews
103 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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Rome, Italy
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107 reviews 107 reviews
30 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Not only is this museum in a beautiful, modern building, but the collections are really good too! The collection is quite large, spread out through different rooms in a slightly challenging building layout, you need to have your floor guide to find your way around. Similar to the Tucson museum, there are many pieces by artists either from, or settled... More

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SoCal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I enjoyed spending time in this museum. The Philip C. Curtis art is a must see. His work is incredible, and the exhibit made me an instant fan. Use your AAA membership to receive a discount on entry.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The collection is surprisingly extensive and includes many beautiful pieces. After two visits with friends, we became members. The Phoenix Art Museum is a wonderful place to spend a day!

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