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Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum

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  • Regan
    "Home of everyone's favorite "fireflies""(7 Tips)
    Katie-Lee
    "... on Wednesdays for free admission. It's totally worth the time!"(6 Tips)
    JK G.
    "Dancing Swarm of Fireflies"!"(5 Tips)
    Dia S.
    "Dancing Swarm of Fireflies""(5 Tips)
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  • HISTORY
    HISTORYApril 12, 2013
    The Phoenix Art Museum houses more than 18,000 works of art, including the original Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington used on the dollar bill.
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherDecember 22, 2014
    Excellent museum. The outlay is perfect for an afternoon of easy meandering, admiring the art, great outdoor spaces, modern aesthetic and laid back vibe. Very good cafe too! See Palate Cafe review.
  • Markus R.
    Markus RennemannNovember 18, 2013
    One of my favorite museums that I've ever been to, I especially enjoy the large exhibits that they have. First Fridays are the best days to go, check it out if you have any interest in art whatsoever.
  • Cortney K.
    Cortney KaminskiNovember 18, 2013
    If you are into fashion but see Phoenix as not really having any, think again! Denita Sewell is the Fashion Curator here and she brings so many amazing pieces here to the Valley! This is a great spot!
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie MillerNovember 30, 2012
    Very beautiful museum. The building itself is much like a work of art. I am old school so I didn't like the contemporary art as good as the renaissance and baroque I can appreciate it all nonetheless!
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonJune 6, 2013
    Explore contemporary Western American Art at The West Select, an annual exhibit featuring regional artists and a wide range of mediums including bronze sculptures, paintings and photography.
  • D'Andra A.
    D'Andra AlexanderMarch 29, 2012
    I love this museum soo much. I like coming here on First Friday because it is always a different exhibit taking place as the featured exhibit each time I go. I recommend going here on a date to anyone
  • Lindsay W.
    Lindsay WalkerNovember 15, 2013
    Be sure to come to the museum on First Fridays - it's open for free! They have live music, food, tons to do. They also shuttle guests around the downtown arts district to take in vendors/food trucks.
  • Jai Oni S.
    Jai Oni SlyAugust 15, 2017
    The exhibits are great! A lot to see! I really appreciated that there was English and Spanish translation. Went on family free day which was also awesome. Definitely would have paid to visit.
  • Dia S.
    Dia SaitoNovember 18, 2013
    "You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies" is a must see on the second floor. It's a mirrored room with LED lights that pulse and seem to go on forever. Cool art outside too.
  • Zaptravel I.
    Zaptravel IncAugust 30, 2013
    With a collection of over 17,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern and contemporary, and Western American art, there’s something for every taste at Phoenix Art Museum.
  • Hayden P.
    Hayden PackwoodFebruary 15, 2013
    Walk through "You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies." It's the best exhibit here. It's such a unique and amazing experience. Just be careful not to run into a wall!
  • Christine L.
    Christine LamFebruary 15, 2013
    A wonderful experience of diverse forms of art. The museum includes interactive designs, product of scientific endeavors, and contemporary art pieces. The front desk provides lockers for belongings.
  • Julia T.
    Julia TylorFebruary 12, 2013
    Free admission on Wednesdays from 3-9 p.m. and on First Fridays from 6-10 p.m. Check out the "fireflies" exhibit on the second floor -- it's more of an experience than an exhibit.
  • Hannah
    HannahNovember 18, 2013
    A great place for a first date. Reason A: It's just a good excuse to see some great art. Reason B: Those awkward silences can be easily brushed aside as critical thought.
  • Luke W.
    Luke WhiteSeptember 7, 2014
    Check out the Antonio berni exhibit right now, gorgeous and hilarious paintings prints and sculptures from Argentina. Great membership rates too. Love this museum!
  • Whitney
    WhitneyNovember 8, 2011
    Wonderful collection of art. My favorite is on the third floor, make sure to take your time in the center of the room or you might miss the entrance to this amazing installation.
  • Lynn T.
    Lynn TaskisOctober 6, 2017
    Very welcoming staff. A lovely building to explore and a great range of art from contemporary to early first century. Interesting shop and great restaurant.
  • Rainet L.
    Rainet LewisMarch 24, 2012
    I have been here before to do class assignents. It's beautiful, spacious, & the art is very impressive! It has American, European, & Asian artwork. The musuem has scultures & swords too!
  • AJ V.
    AJ VicensFebruary 15, 2013
    One of the lesser-known benefits of the art museum is the films they screen from time to time. Check the website for specifics, but they're always fun and interesting.
  • JK G.
    JK GrenceAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The contemporary art collection is world-class. My favorite is "You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies"! Get in free after 3 on Wednesday, and after 6 on First Friday!
  • Joe K.
    Joe KingMarch 8, 2016
    A real gem in Phoenix! Great place just to relax and appreciate the beauty of art. Plenty of artwork and interesting things available at this place.
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SheltonAugust 5, 2013
    The museum is a great cultural hang out. With it live performances and ever changing exhibits are a must see. The museum also offers educational programs and festivals.
  • JK G.
    JK GrenceJanuary 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Wednesdays 3-9pm and First Friday 6-10pm, admission to the museum is FREE! Be a good museum-goer and throw a few bucks in the donation box if you can.
  • Brent B.
    Brent BrooksJuly 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    LOVED the Andy Warhol Portraits exhibit. Friendly staff and amazing building.
  • Catie H.
    Catie HahneNovember 15, 2013
    Awesome place to spend an evening. Wednesday nights are free! Great date night place. I love the fashion exhibit.
  • Marcia Q.
    Marcia Q.April 14, 2011
    On First Friday, listen to the jazz music outside the museum, and after visiting it, catch one of the two free trolley rides at 6:30 p.m. that are waiting just outside the museum's main entrance.
  • Katie-Lee
    Katie-LeeNovember 17, 2013
    If you're a bored ASU student, hop on the light rail and check out the museum on Wednesdays for free admission. It's totally worth the time!
  • David W.
    David WillmoreJuly 28, 2017
    Check out the model box collection, tucked away on the second floor. Incredible attention to detail
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DuranJanuary 23, 2017
    Went for the Kahinde Wiley exhibit, absolutely loved it. A small museum but enjoyable nonetheless!
  • Chuck V.
    Chuck ViaAugust 16, 2017
    Great museum lots to explore and experience. And they have a great lil restaurant too
  • Brenda C.
    Brenda CarrascoNovember 17, 2013
    This is probably one of my most favorite places in Phoenix! They have such beautiful art here it's a great place to visit!
  • Leila O.
    Leila O'HaraNovember 13, 2013
    If you only have time for 1 exhibit (you should really make time for all of them) go see the "fireflies" room. I won't spoil the surprise for you because it will take your breath away!
  • Kara R.
    Kara RoschiJuly 6, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Phoenix Art Museum. This isn't your grandparent's museum. The Anish Kapoor to the left of Whitman Hall, and then the Yayoi Kusama right up the stairs, are not to be missed.
  • Joyce T.
    Joyce TokarApril 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The Michaelangelo show was excellent. Their regular exhibitions are also very good.
  • Charlie S.
    Charlie SweezeyJuly 14, 2010
    Great place to go on a slow night. take your time and enjoy the amazing art. one night each week the general gallery is free to the public.
  • Andrickson C.
    The place is amazing for a family trip. The app that recommends me this place is amazing and free. Here are the link guys. https://share.serviceempire.com
  • Ellen S.
    Ellen S. P.September 28, 2014
    Once a month, Wednesdays are free. On those days, you can do free arts and crafts on the first floor.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJuly 12, 2011
    Did you know? Founded in 1959, the Phoenix Art Museum is the largest visual art institution in the Southwest.
  • Lance D.
    Lance DApril 4, 2012
    On First Fridays, ArTenders has a bar set up! You beverage purchases help the museum support organizations, and ultimately the museum.
  • Connor C.
    Connor CohenDecember 22, 2016
    the Kehinde Wiley exhibit is incredible- not to be missed.
  • Maile C.
    Maile CanlasAugust 5, 2013
    Free admissions on Wednesday from 3-9 and please toss some cash for donations to help funds at least for the lights.
  • Haleigh
    HaleighJuly 29, 2013
    Free admission every Wednesday nights and First Fridays! Check out their website for some awesome lectures and film screenings.
  • Devin W.
    Devin WardJanuary 5, 2016
    Please go see the exhibit on Ferré's white shirts, absolutely spectacular.
  • Vianka V.
    Vianka VillaNovember 18, 2013
    Make sure to check out the Phoenix Art Museum. Free admission on First Fridays and every Wednesday!
  • Josh Y.
    Josh YeagerJuly 12, 2011
    Wednesday nights are free entry (with a donation), and so, so, so much to see! Read more
  • Homeless Bill
    Homeless BillJune 23, 2010
    If you find a half-eaten tuna sandwich sitting by the museum back door, it belongs to me. Don't worry, I plan on coming back for it.
  • Maile C.
    Maile CanlasAugust 5, 2013
    Phoenix Art Museum is nice for Sunday afternoon or a private wedding ceremony.
  • Haley B.
    Haley BuntrockNovember 13, 2013
    Admission is free on Wednesdays from 3-9pm but feel free to donate to the arts.
  • Marcia Q.
    Marcia Q.March 5, 2011
    The Fashion Independent exhibition runs until May 2011 and shows original outfits that fashion designer Ann Bonfoey Taylor wore. Look at all the diff. sport outfits she designed for herself and sell.
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