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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
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 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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Wide variety of art

Another venue that you can spend the whole day at. From the basement, 1st floor, mezzanine and 2nd floor. Eastern, modern, photography, classic and even clothing exhibits. They... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2016
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Reviewed April 26, 2016

Another venue that you can spend the whole day at. From the basement, 1st floor, mezzanine and 2nd floor. Eastern, modern, photography, classic and even clothing exhibits. They have special exhibits that come in almost once/year: Rembrandt, Monet, Western/Cowboy artists, special clothing (couture, etc). They also have a nice restaurant. There are lectures given when there are special exhibits and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Low on cash? Visit the Phoenix Art Museum on Wednesday afternoons/evenings. Bring a few coins for the donation plate.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2016

I thought the art displayed was quite well rounded. The special Fritz Schulder display was well worth the visit, but all the other pieces were also. The museum is larger than I expected. If you belong to a "partner" museum, do not forget to bring that museum's card. One can walk from the down town area about six blocks or... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed April 23, 2016

We only did the non-special exhibits and it is well worth the admission, which is very reasonable for a museum of this size. There are three floors and several galleries to see, and they are spread out enough so that you never feel crowded. The galleries are spacious and there are staff in each room to answer questions. From modern... More 

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Reviewed April 23, 2016

Terrific museum and restaurant with terrace. Extensive collections. Allow 3 to 4 hrs to do museum and extra for lunch in gorgeous courtyard.

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Reviewed April 23, 2016

This museum definitely has something for everyone. I specifically went to see a certain exhibit, and I was surprised by all the museum had to offer. Not only are the exhibits varied and interesting, but there is a beautiful courtyard to enjoy, a restaurant, and a lovely gift shop. If you're on a budget, the museum even offers visiting hours... More 

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Reviewed April 20, 2016

Went to the Phoenix Art Museum w/ my Mom to see the Fashion Exhibit. It was small but very interesting. Also enjoyed the cameo exhibit in the hallway by the gift shop. By the way save time to explore the Gift Shop! They have lots of unusual things. The miniature rooms exhibit is also one of my favorites. I have... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

Phoenix Art Museum - always brings me joy as soon as I get near. I love the energy and feel of the museum. They have also been bringing in amazing exhibits over the past few years.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed April 12, 2016

The museum is a beautiful piece of architecture as well as a treasure trove of a wide variety of art. Worth a look! It's permanent exhibits and its events are almost always worthwhile.

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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

I loved the fashion exhibition. They had excellent modern art, classical, performance, photography, kids, Chinese, Japanese, Native American. There was something for everyone. I would definitely come back with my kids. A beautiful wedding was about to happen too, which was fun to watch and listen to.

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