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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
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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
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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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various exhibits, changing venues, good cafe; both self-guided or guided. Western art, period costumes, ancient art and artifacts, paintings and multi-media as well as traveling... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

various exhibits, changing venues, good cafe; both self-guided or guided. Western art, period costumes, ancient art and artifacts, paintings and multi-media as well as traveling events.

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Dallas, Texas
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This is a small but lovely art museum in a beautiful building, with interesting exhibits, and a nice restaurant.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Phoenix Art Museum houses 20 of the beautiful Thorne Rooms. A must see, especially if historical architecture and furniture interests you at all. You'll be captivated by this historical glimpse!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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I was a bit underwhelmed by the current permanent collection on exhibit. There are galleries closed due to remodeling and the temporary walls leave you feeling blasé. The flow seems chaotic and not well curated. I am not an expert, but have been all over the world to museums and was so glad that we had a North American Museum... More 

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Visiting the PAM is always a nice way to spend an afternoon, the exhibits are always changing, the museum store is fantastic and of course the attached cafe is always a treat!

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Mesa, Arizona
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Truth be told, it was like an oasis in the middle of downtown. Very open and inviting. i happened to visit on the second Tuesday of May so Discount Tire took care of my admission. Thank you Discount Tire. Phoenix Art Museum had a good variety of exhibits with several that stood out for me. Fireflies is not to be... More 

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S. Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most inviting Art Museums that I've ever visited. Lots of great spaces. Changing exhibits. There's a delightful cafe that I have yet to visit. Classical and modern art. Open courtyard.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum gets five stars because it has one of the most incredible art installations I've ever seen: "You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies" by Yayoi Kusama. It's a dark room with mirrors and thousands of little LED lights that twinkle and change color as you make your way carefully through the installation. It's both... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Art Museum with many different medians. Painting, Sculpting etc. Hands on displays for that personal touchy feely experience. Classy and also a joy for the younger children. Great for the whole family

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Truckee, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have some nice things but it is quite small really and the price is a bit steep for what they have to offer.

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