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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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Excellent.....Much Better than Expected

I am going back as soon as I can, I really liked the Art Museum. We wen to see the Edward Burtynsky "Water" exhibition, this was really very good (finished 18 Sep 2016). The... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am going back as soon as I can, I really liked the Art Museum. We wen to see the Edward Burtynsky "Water" exhibition, this was really very good (finished 18 Sep 2016). The museum is modern, open and well laid out. Good shop, we didnto try the cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Phoenix Art Museum surprised us in two ways: Mexican art collection included 19th C religious art, very much in tune with private collectors in the area at the time, as well as contemporary painters such as Frida and Cuevas. Would you expect artifacts from China 3000+ BC? Beautiful and rare! Last but not least, art by Philip Curtis, Arizona's... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this museum on Sunday. Much to our surprise, it was family day and admission was free. The museum is spread out with lots of great exhibits. You never feel crowded or unable to enjoy each exhibit. The museum has a sit down restaurant that didn't have typical museum food (burgers, fries, etc). We ate salads and they offer... More 

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was the closest I was ever going to get to see the works of Michaelangelo so I had to go. Most of the exhibit was made up of sketches and drafts of building art. While they were intriguing, I found the exhibits of Spanish, Modern, and Asian art on the other floors far more interesting. I'm disabled and was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great exhibit of Modern Art and religious and cultural art (Asian). I went this time to specifically visit their display of the miniature furniture sets corresponding to the XVIII, XVIIII and XX centuries

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat. Well organized and interesting exhibits. Finding ones way around wasn't as easy as I had expected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a hot day in Phoenix, one couldn't do better than visit the Phoenix Art Museum. The building is beautiful and the layout of the exhibits and art is wonderful. I particularly enjoyed the Water photo exhibit. The gift shop has items in all price ranges and is a wonderful place to shop for gifts and souvenirs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Local Phoenix resident here! Hello all you visitors thinking about fun stuff to do in our Mega-Metro paradise (sans hot summers of course). The Phoenix Art Museum is one of our favorite places to visit during all seasons. It is especially lovely during the hot months because we come to enjoy the cool, beautifully designed galleries and comfortable Museum Cafe.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to see various exhibits; Museum had a large variety of exhibits to see; great time to visit and eat lunch on the patio in beautiful weather. Easy access; easy free parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 17 year old, for some reason, likes art museums. And since it was 105 degrees outside I was willing to go anywhere indoors. We got to the museum at 9:30 am thinking it opened at 9 so we stood at the front doors looking perplexed. A very nice security person took the time to come to the door to... More 

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