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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 128 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Went the week of April 2014 when the Hollywood Exhibit was there. You have to pay extra to go into this exhibit but totally worth it. This exhibit is really impressive! We left with a different impression of what directors and designers have to go through to get a costume ready for a movie. Very informative and would recommend it... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Went to the PAM and was surprised by the Hollywood Costumes exhibit and Oscar gowns. What a hit! That, along with Madeleine Albright's pins was fabulous. Well worth it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I've visited a lot of art museums in the world, and this one has as much variety and treasures as any. There are galleries for different genres, eras and art medium. The elevator transports you, so no worries. Special events/exhibits are always on display. The restaurant does such a wonderful job that it is not unusual to see groups of... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Phoenix Art Museum has a diverse and extensive permanent collection that covers art from before the common era to the 21st Century. It has a wonderful collection of Asian, European, American art as well as art of the American West. Don't miss Kusama's "Fireflies" installation. The museum usually has some very special featured exhibits. At this time, it has... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The best thing about the Phoenix Art Museum is the ever changing exhibits. So many exhibits during the year; some events overlap, there is also a permanent collection of painting, sculpture, fashion and a childrens area. There is photography, miniatures, special artists exhibits with indepth collections, films, lectures and on First Fridays it is open late with free admission! This... More

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Torreon, Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

this place is overwhelming with everything going on here......... my wife raved about the hollywoood costume exhibit and i enjoyed the regular part of the museum.........stop by the bar and have a drink with gina before you leave! very friendly people volunteering and working here.

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North Vancouver
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The clever folks at this gallery did an amazing job of installing the various Hollywood film costumes. They were so much than I had anticipated. Rather than static displays throughout, a variety of techniques were utilized to bring life to the many film costumes on display. From Hitchcock and Edith Head and Tippy Hedron commenting on The Birds.....to Superman flying... More

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Fort Collins
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Well worth a few hours of your time. I discovered an artist that I really love - Philip Curtis, as well as the Impressionist paintings which I always love.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We always try to take in art museums when traveling and this one is really nice. A diverse collection of art and the Madeleine Albright brooch collection also happened to be there during our visit. Even the husband enjoyed that as there's everything from animals to patriotic to sea life - she was a huge collector, buying some herself and... More

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Nova Scotia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A totally eclectic collection of artwork from around the world. I really enjoyed the Western and Southwestern collection. At $15, admission is a bit pricey. Great central location - just steps from the Heard Museum. Great food at the restaurant.

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