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Review of Phippen Museum

Phippen Museum
Ranked #9 of 71 things to do in Prescott
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Owner description: Fine arts museum that features exhibits and educational programs related to the American West.
Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was a beautiful museum with so much beautiful western art. The outside area has many western sculpture pieces which were really nice and fun to take pictures by.

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

We headed north out of Prescott. It's quite a few miles to the Phippen, but well worth it. Entry cost is $7.00 per adult (no senior discount). Some absolutely beautiful painting and sculpture.
There's an alcove of old west memorbilia (pistols, rifles, spurs, saddles, etc.) On the other side is a display about Will James, the author of "Smoky" Glad we we able to fit it in our schedule.
Bought a couple of things at the gift shop too.

2  Thank janice h
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is a beautiful venue with both permanent exhibits and temporary exhibits. We saw great examples of western architecture in the temporary exhibit. The permanent exhibits include both two and three dimensional pieces. I have always loved the west. Probably because of all the TV westerns I watched as a kid. Whether it's bronze art, period pieces of memorabilia, pencil drawings, theater posters, or paintings, this museum has a great collection. There is plenty of parking with beautiful views of the surrounding grassland and granite formations. Allow no less than 90 minutes.

1  Thank John Z
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

While we have been to Prescott, AZ several times, we had never made it to the Phippen Museum until this past week. It is north out of town a few miles but is worth the trip and i wish we could stay and go to their juried art show next weekend but that doesn't work for us. The museum has rotating exhibits and several studio vignettes from different artists. While Phippen was quite an artist in his own right, he started the Cowboy Artists of America, which is a well recognized group today. The museum shows the works of several bronze sculpture artists as well as painters and pen and ink artists. Currently one of the exhibits is of architecture showing both wall art, miniature rooms, and architectural models. It is well worth the drive and the time when you are in the area.

1  Thank sue o
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you enjoy seeing quality western/cowboy art this museum would be a good choice. They alternate exhibits often and have options of styles. The Cowboy Artists of America (CAs) represent here as a number of them happen to be local. If you are visiting for a rodeo drive out to the edge of town and take a look, you won't be disappointed.

2  Thank Lisa D
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