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Phoenix Art Museum

1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Encanto)
602-257-1222
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Ranked #14 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: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
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Nashville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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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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352 reviews 352 reviews
102 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
30 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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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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Gilbert, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Spend a day and plan on taking time to enjoy a wide array of art and exhibits that are world class and inspire more than just young minds and hearts.

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South Bend, IN
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Get out of the heat on a hot summer day and cool off with some great art. There are permanent and rotating exhibitions. The Palette cafe is a great place to eat lunch and has craft beers. The gift shop is fabulous and has some great, unique items. There are storage lockers for your packages or purses if you don't... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My son volunteers at the art museum, so I had some time before his shift was done. I decided to wander through the Antonio Berni exhibit. This artist uses a wide variety of mediums, including found items (like trash), in his compositions. One of his pieces, "The Grand Temptation or The Grand Illusion" I thought was rather striking. Usually, I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the Phoenix Art Museum today. We spent approximately 4 hours at the museum and were able to see quite a bit of the collection. I enjoyed the Thorne Rooms and the much of the permanent American and European collection. The featured exhibit, Antonio Berni: Juanito and Ramona, was great. It is at the museum through... More

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