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Phoenix Art Museum

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Neighbourhood: Encanto
As featured in 3 Days in Phoenix and 1 other guide
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Address: 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1685
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+1 602-257-1222
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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Excellent museum with amazing exhibits

This is a first class museum as you would expect in a town the size of Phoenix. They also have amazing traveling exhibits. Be sure to check and see what is being displayed while... read more

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Auburn, Alabama
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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a first class museum as you would expect in a town the size of Phoenix. They also have amazing traveling exhibits. Be sure to check and see what is being displayed while you are in town. It could be anything for First Lady's gowns to vintage cars!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Taking a break from the sun, a rainy day or to experience a top grade museum this is the place. Extensive broad based collection attractively presented. Large Asian collection. A first class restaurant not the usual museum cafe. Docents are on hand and the museum is child friendly.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful grounds, lovely collection, helpful staff and very knowledgeable docents. The restaurant on the property was very good also. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank Ellen F
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great Museum/ art gallery, amazing building , great exhibitions, staff genuine and friendly and informative

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has much western-American artwork, although there are also galleries devoted to European art, Asian art, modern art, fashion, and other matters. Their website says they are the largest art museum in the southwestern United States. The museum is new-looking and clean, and worth a visit if you like art and are in Phoenix. The "Firefly" exhibit is particularly... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Phoenix Art Museum has varieties exhibitions. Fashion exhibition took me from 1960’s to present, seeing the style and color changed with time. The modem art expiation is amazing. Walking into a dark room with twinkling light, I felt dropping into the space. The collections of Hispanic art reflex the local southwest culture. The museum cafe is a perfect place to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rain on our last day made a visit to museum a true bonus. We are members of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, so got free admission, but were happy to make a donation. We focused on the modern art portions and were impressed at the breadth of the collection and the amazing integration of the pieces into the... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great modern collection. Some good masters and French impressionists. Great store and Cafe. Nice place to spend some time viewing some nice art.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't visited an art gallery in many years. I couldn't get to the 18th or 19th century art because I stopped to take in the wonder of all of the modern art exhibits which were available. I am going home with a renewed awareness of art everywhere I look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to visit, beautiful collection of arts on display and would certainly will visit again.

Thank connie t

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