Visiting older relatives in PHX so seeking something new to do. The Phoenix Art Museum was a pleasant surprise. We arrived at 2 pm in time for the docent tour of the modern/contemporary art collection and the docent did a very good job of highlighting their masterworks and explaining their context. PAM owns a couple of Turner Prize winners or finalists, which is more than our city museum has.
The current temporary exhibits were very interesting (Frank Lloyd Wright, photojournalist, and a wonderful southwestern woodblock artist, Gustav Baumann) so we were very pleased.
Surprisingly, the western art collection didn't excite me as much... perhaps museum fatigue.
A couple of notes: restaurant is not on the website but had a nice menu; parking is free; admission is free for Bank of America cardholders the first full weekend of each month.