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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
Phone Number: 602-257-1222
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Sun 12:00 pm - 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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Beat the heat and see some art

This museum is decent sized and nicely laid out, great cool location to spend a hot afternoon. We visited on a "Family Free Sunday" so the place was bustling with people and had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rachel M
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Hamilton, Ohio
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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is decent sized and nicely laid out, great cool location to spend a hot afternoon. We visited on a "Family Free Sunday" so the place was bustling with people and had tons of activity going on. Our sons (8 & 13) especially enjoyed the modern art wing.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i have been a member of the Phoenix Art Museum for about 6 years now. there are always new and interesting exhibits to see. and the atmosphere is very peaceful and calm. Even the Cafe has great food for a nice lunch in between viewing exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun, family friendly, yet educational place to spend an hour or two...or more. Wear comfy shoes. The exhibits are interesting and well displayed. An excellent collection of Art work. I particularly liked the miniature homes-the Thorne Rooms ( that was a main attraction for a lot of visitors), and the work of the founder Philip Campbell Curtis. I plan... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Egyptian was excellent, loved it. Also went to the Monet exibit, both were very good, and informative. visited it years ago not August 2015

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cool place to visit. There are some amazing pieces of art here. We brought our 5 year old, granted he was a little bored, but he made it through without destroying anything. There were some pieces that kept his interest. It isn't the biggest art museum, but it is very nice.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Phoenix Art Museum is affordable and has very nice hours. If you find yourself in Phoenix on the First Friday of the month they are open late and free of charge. The special exhibits are reasonably priced and well planned out. Worth the trip out

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League City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several reviews suggested PAM was a modest collection. Maybe slim on the Masters and wellknown greats, but the modern art section was stunning, and the range of the collection was impressive. Time in this air conditioned haven was a treat for all the senses.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wide and varied range of collections within the gallery maintains your interest and drastically changes the period and style throughout the museum.

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Surprise, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having come from the New York metro area some years ago I suppose my expectations were higher than they should have been. Not a bad collection of art that appears to have been donated by people of means in the Phoenix area, but lacking in the easily recognizable names such as Rockwell, Van Gough, Matisse, Rembrant, Warhol that would make... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's worth keeping an eye out for upcoming events, we have gone several times and the art exhibits were spectacular.

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