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Phoenix Art Museum

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Neighborhood: Encanto
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Address: 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685
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
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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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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix
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Southwestern Art!

I loved the architecture and landscape of this unique museum. I have always been fascinated by southwestern art and this place does not disappoint

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
danielaswan90
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I loved the architecture and landscape of this unique museum. I have always been fascinated by southwestern art and this place does not disappoint

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a wonderful art museum. Great exhibits and a nice place to go for an afternoon. I saw Andy Warhol. It was amazing.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a few hours to kill on an afternoon before leaving Phoenix and decided to head over to the PAM. What fun! One of the docents clued us into waiting for 20 minutes as the entry fee would lower for late afternoon/evening. We spent the 20 minutes outside looking at the neat landscaping, fountain and art off the front... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place that a lot of people miss because they think "Art is stuffy." There is something for everyone here and every age. The exhibits change frequently and are always interesting and informative. There is everything here from dioramas to full blown exhibits. It's well worth a trip or two and a very cool place to visit.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sick of the usual dinner, bar, movie, ride in the desert date night, I pleaded for something much more enriching to learn from and experience with for what might have been a regular old date night. And so my dream came true... Wednesday nights are not always the most eventful night to go on a date, especially with someone new... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Phoenix Art Museum is one of the BEST venues to visit in central Phoenix. The facility is beautiful! The constant importing of art/art forms from all parts of the world makes this museum uniquely educational and different with each visit. The café is also a great place for food and wine.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When wanting to stay out of the heat and enjoy art this is the place to go. It has come so far since I remember in the early 90's . I recommend touring with one of the docents to get a glimpse of the art that is being displayed. It is educational and fun!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Phoenix Art Museum is a treasure in the cultural life of Phoenix and of Arizona. Exhibits are exceptionally well curated, with creative twists and narratives. It's a superb place to spend 2-3 hours, including a lunch or snack break in their inviting and friendly cafe. The current exhibit of Water Photography by Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is a truly... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And I like the Phoenix Art Museum. I go about once a year. Exhibits change so there's always something new to see. Very educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need to visit the Phoenix Art Museum and make sure to see the Western Artists exhibits...it is the largest collection of "Cowboy" art and not to be missed. They also have a rotating exhibit of various types of art, Mexican, South America and more. It is well worth your time to see the Western Art and the museum as... More 

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