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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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My wife chose that we visit the Art Museum on a recent quick weekend trip to Phoenix. Frankly, we were disappointed; not a whole lot of quantity or quality here. And that's her... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My wife chose that we visit the Art Museum on a recent quick weekend trip to Phoenix. Frankly, we were disappointed; not a whole lot of quantity or quality here. And that's her opinion as an artist as much as mine. Admission - I did not spend any time with the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit, and we were too early... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The Phoenix Art Museum is Large, Modern, Bright, and Wonderful ! There are 2 wings and several galleries in each wing. The exhibits change frequently, so it's the kind of place that demands repeat visits. We were there today to see "All That Glitters is Not Gold" - 2 exhibits of a special kind of photography - Platinum and Palladium... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I've been a Phoenix Art Museum member since the 1980s, and during that time have seen it grow and take its place as a major museum. Phoenix voters should be credited, since they've taxed themselves twice over the years for museum expansions. Soon after the second one, we had an exhibit of works by Rembrandt and other Dutch Golden Age... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were lucky enough to see da Vinci's Codex Leicester, which is there until April, and were very impressed with it. However, be warned about their prohibited items. The list says, "pens, markers, crayons, paint, other forms of wet media". Besides our pens, my hand lotions and lip protection were also confiscated. I was told these things would be in... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It has an agreement with the Center for Creative Photography at UA in Tucson to display imagery from most of the great Photographers from the United States on a rotating basis. They have a huge space for displaying artwork and they often rotate it and display themes.

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have gone here many times. The exhibits are always really fun and changed enough to keep it new. We've really enjoyed some of the limited run exhibits including the Freida Kahlo and the Hollywood Costume exhibits. The Bare Witness Photography exhibit was one of my favorites. Raw and emotional it really brought life to the black and white images.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Worth a visit-make sure you check their website for visiting exhibits. I visit the Phoenix Art Museum when there is a particular event that I want to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The exhibit about Leonardo de Vinci was once-in-a-lifetime experience -- plus all the types of art and photography is always refreshing. And don't forget the restaurant -- art museums around the country do have the best food!

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Binghamton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

All in all, this museum is excellent. It might not compare to the ones in Paris, Chicago, or NYC, but it is very well done, with a diverse collection. What I liked best is that it is not overwhelming -- a perfect size for a half day's visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

WOW! What an opportunity to observe, study, and reflect on the handwritten notes of the genius, Leonardo Da Vinci! As a gifted and talented teacher and visual arts teacher, I was fascinated at the methodical thought process highlighted throughout the exhibit. I appreciated the way the documents were displayed and the summary and focus points. Fascinating mind and fascinating exhibit!... More 

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