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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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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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Fun & Interesting

We went on Wednesday evening and it was free! Our hotel navigator told us about it. The Firefly room was a highlight! Great museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We went on Wednesday evening and it was free! Our hotel navigator told us about it. The Firefly room was a highlight! Great museum.

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Smithers, B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I was interested in Western art: Remington, etc.and was not disappointed. There is also a wide range of art on display, set out so one can edicts oneself. Well worth a visit.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We went to see the Andy Warhol exhibit specifically, but caught up in ALL the exhibits they had there. This is a large museum with artwork strategically and artistically displayed for the best advantage to the art. The space helps the art speak to its audience. In addition to the famous Warhol pieces, the Museum also had a Leonardo da... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This museum deserves kudos for booking some good traveling exhibits. The Andy Warhol portrait exhibit was excellent. From the permanent collection, I particularly enjoyed the Thorne Miniature rooms; the museum offers helpful information on the furniture and architecture of the detailed rooms created by Ms. Thorne. And the outside sculpture garden provides a fine place to walk and enjoy some... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We moved to the Phoenix area 25 years ago and have witnessed this museum grow substantially. It is much bigger today. Its permanent collection is colorful and well displayed, but lacks first rate pieces by world renown artists. The American collection tends to have a southwestern regional focus. I've attached some photographs of some of the better pieces. Its contemporary... More 

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We visited the Phoenix Art Museum to see the Andy Warhol portrait exhibit. It was WELL worth the entrance price and time! Good background information, on the artist and history of the paintings. We also visited the DaVinci exhibit but was somewhat disappointed. The papers were original DaVinci but mostly just the written notes with a few side-bar illustrations. We... More 

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calgary, alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a day in Phoenix and my 14 year old daughter planned it for us - I wanted to lounge poolside at the hotel but she insisted we go to the Phoenix Art Museum. She figured out the public transit from the hotel and hustled me out the door. I am so glad she did. Our experience started with... More 

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Peoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We enjoyed the featured exhibits on DaVinci, Andy Warhol and the Thorne miniatures collection. Plus, the Wave video in a room adjacent to DaVinci exhibit was fascinating, and the "Stars" installation with mirrors and lights was awesome. We also enjoyed lunch at Palettes restaurant in museum.

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

go on Wed. after 3 (open till 9) admission is by donation. Saves you a few bucks. Currently they have a Da Vinci exhibit- many interesting things to see.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I was here for a work event. I was able to see some of the art exhibits and they were great. There are nice gardens outside as well.

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