Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum: Hours, Address, Phoenix Art Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Phoenix Art Museum
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Phoenix Art Museum has provided access to visual arts and educational programs in Arizona for more than 60 years and is the largest art museum in the Southwestern United States. In addition to an annual calendar of exhibitions, Phoenix Art Museum’s permanent collection galleries are drawn from more than 19,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design. Visitors also enjoy photography exhibitions through the Museum’s landmark partnership with the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. The Museum presents a variety of public programs year-round, including tours, lectures, films, special events, and more designed to enlighten, entertain and stimulate visitors of all ages. Voluntary-donation times every Wednesday from 3 to 7 pm and the first Friday of every month from 3 to 7 pm.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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4.5
1,062 reviews
Excellent
622
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312
Average
97
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Terrible
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degrawm
Levittown, PA386 contributions
Feast for the eyes
May 2021
We had gone to go see the Ansel Adams exhibit. I had never heard of him, but just reading about him and seeing his work, just utterly amazed me. What the man accomplished before the age of photoshop, just astounded me. The other exhibits were marvelous as well. The museum was bigger than I thought it would be. So prepare to spend a few hours.
Written June 2, 2021
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Jidgipidgi
Chicago, IL146 contributions
Phoenix Art Museum is Third Tier
May 2021 • Couples
Extremely disappointed in this Museum

First of all the art is poorly lit. There were glares from the lights that were there. It was impossible to take a picture of the Ansel Adams Exhibit or the Thorne miniatures because there was glare from the glass.
The art without glass was second tier. Little desert art and very few masters. The Waltons museum in Arkansas had a better selection. Don’t waste your time or money.
Written May 27, 2021
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Nick S
Bloomington, MN214 contributions
Stunning gallery
Jun 2020
Very cool collection of artwork and other oddities. Friendly staff and very helpful. Will definitely recommend.
Written May 17, 2021
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Paintyhands
Sheridan, WY713 contributions
Suprising!
May 2021 • Business
I've seen a lot of museums around the globe, so I wasn't expecting much, but the work that they have here is really worth seeing. There was a lot of unique ancient, Asian in pristine condition, as well as European iconography and very large works from the early and late Renaissance. There are some contemporary works and a lot of modern art, including a mod clothing design exhibit. The installations were neat, and the miniatures are fascinating. One genre I didn't see in this museum was the Expressionists/ Post Expressionists. Perhaps I simply missed this wing?

Anyway, I'd see it again.

Written May 9, 2021
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foodie1945
Naples, FL243 contributions
Visiting from Florida
May 2021
We went for the first time to your museum specifically to see the fire fly exhibit. It was underwhelming. On the other hand as we toured this wonderful museum we came upon the miniatures. I have always been fascinated with miniatures and felt you displayed an excellent selection to enjoy.
Written May 6, 2021
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Sally Stegeman F
Indian Head Park, IL54 contributions
Well-curated museum with lovely architecture
Apr 2021
Really enjoyed this museum and its collections. Unlike other enormous city museums, the smaller size of this museum allows you to savor everything in its collections without reaching the point of fatigue you do at the larger museums. Love this one.
Written April 19, 2021
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Dawn M
Champaign, IL113 contributions
Nice variety
We spent about 2 hours here. Nice variety of exhibits. There was enough room to social distance and everyone wore masks the entire time. Felt relatively safe with covid measures in place. Nice Ansel Adams exhibit right now.
Written March 19, 2021
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Dory G
Faribault, MN1 contribution
Inacurate closing time
Mar 2021
We purchased our tickets online through TripAdvisor, not realizing that they took $4.99 extra fee. No biggie about the extra fee, but BIGGIE yes about the facts that TripAdvisor and your Museum's website STILL list your hours till 7 PM, and the door of the Museum and the marquee above the Admissions counter both say 7PM closing time. The woman at the counter could not find the TripAdvisor reservation, so she very graciously gave us tickets # (scan attached). She also did not tell us that the Museum would be closing earlier than posted time.
And, as we left the building, the Doorman commented that he has 'tried to get the closing time listed on the door to be changed to 5:00', his recommendation has remained unheeded.

So, you should be able to understand that when the loudspeaker crackled "The Museum will be closing in 15 minutes" at 4:45, why we are perturbed.
While the Museum is very well set up to allow excellent spacing, and the Ansel Adams exhibit was well presented, 1hour and 15 minutes is totally inadequate to capture the price of admission.

Yes, COVID 19 has changed a lot of things. But not accountability.

My chief objective in writing you is to avoid this happening to others. Your website, and TripAdvisor's site, NEED TO POST ACURATE CLOSING TIME, and it also needs to be posted in the Museum.

The next time we are in Phoenix, I expect to again visit your Museum, as I am sure the next special exhibit, replacing the work of Ansel Adams, will be equally worth seeing. And, I would like the time to actually experience the rest of your presentations, not just fly by them.

Thus, I expect that you would offer complimentary admission for the two of us. Not a refund, but a re-do.
Written March 8, 2021
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Ruth B
Seattle, WA56 contributions
Good museum
Many awesome exhibitions! I enjoyed the miniatures exhibition and the fireflies the best. Lots of beautiful artwork and a great showcase of modern art.
Written February 25, 2021
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FamilyOuting
Orinda, CA33 contributions
Wonderful place to visit with your family!
Jan 2021 • Family
My family and I have visited the Phoenix Art Museum about 10 times. We love it. The temporary exhibits are incredible (including the Samurai exhibit, the Hollywood movie costumes exhibit and others), the staff is kind and helpful, and the quality of the permanent exhibits is outstanding. We love eating in the cafe which has delicious food, a great staff and large portions. Not to be
missed!
Written January 1, 2021
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Phoenix Art Museum is open:
  • Wed - Wed 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thu - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM