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Phoenix Art Museum

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  • Regan
    "Home of everyone's favorite "fireflies""(7 Tips)
    "... 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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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Lynn T.
    Lynn Taskis1 week ago
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • David W.
    Check out the model box collection, tucked away on the second floor. Incredible attention to detail
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DuranJanuary 23
    Went for the Kahinde Wiley exhibit, absolutely loved it. A small museum but enjoyable nonetheless!
  • Chuck V.
    Chuck ViaAugust 16
    Great museum lots to explore and experience. And they have a great lil restaurant too
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Joyce T.
    Joyce TokarApril 2, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The Michaelangelo show was excellent. Their regular exhibitions are also very good.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Devin W.
    Devin WardJanuary 5, 2016
    Please go see the exhibit on Ferré's white shirts, absolutely spectacular.
  • Josh Y.
    Josh YeagerJuly 12, 2011
    Wednesday nights are free entry (with a donation), and so, so, so much to see! Read more
  • Vianka V.
    Vianka VillaNovember 18, 2013
    Make sure to check out the Phoenix Art Museum. Free admission on First Fridays and every Wednesday!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Timothy L.
    Timothy LacyJanuary 26, 2011
    Support your local arts and join this museum! Costs little and is well worth it.
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JustinianoJuly 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Come on First Fridays. In Whiteman Hall, 7pm to 10pm is Infuse Open Mic. Poets & Musicians welcome, or just watch & enjoy.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KusnerJuly 2, 2011
    go on wednesdays between 3 and 9 to get free admission. they ask for donations only.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BrandtOctober 18, 2011
    The Stillings photog exhibit of the Bridge at Hoover Dam is phenomenal.
  • Sydney P.
    Sydney PierreMay 27, 2016
    Everything was amazing
  • ASU's Downtown Phoenix Campus
    Don't miss "devoured," the Phoenix culinary classic, March 10-11. Go to for ticket and timing information.
  • Chrysty H.
    Chrysty Hunt ClarksonMarch 16, 2010
    Attend Devoured at the Art Museum! Worth the money! So much delicious food and wine and chef demonstrations!
  • Jen Pollack B.
    Jen Pollack BiancoSeptember 2, 2011
    Airy space and nice flow and good exhibits.
  • Sam Fraulino
    Sam FraulinoAugust 15, 2010
    Loved the fireflies exhibit, this museum is becoming a great place to walk around and escape the heat!
  • Erika G.
    Erika G.March 13, 2014
    The security people reliably make people with children feel unwelcome.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LopezFebruary 1, 2016
    The Golden Zodiac exhibit is worth the trip
  • Babs H.
    Babs HarrisonAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Take another look at the Masterworks of American Modernism in Steele Gallery before it leaves
  • Mary D.
    Mary DreyerApril 17, 2014
    There's a Hollywood Costume exhibit here until early July. I must come back here to see it!
  • Lyss
    LyssJanuary 27, 2012
    Tuesday you can get in for really cheap!
  • Louise S.
    Louise SchlachterJune 3, 2016
    WoW ... Must See ... meditate in the outdoor cafe
  • Jen M.
    Jen MooreSeptember 11, 2011
    Watch out for the slippery floor near the modern art!
  • Tim G.
    Tim GierbaApril 12, 2011
    Make sure you come every first Friday cause its totally free!
  • Mr R.
    Mr RomoMarch 3, 2015
    This is place is really big so be ready for walking.
  • Babs H.
    Babs HarrisonAugust 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    National theatre live series...check it out. Today, Arthur Miller's "a View From the Bridge"
  • Kelly L.
    Kelly LoubetMay 23, 2011
    The museum is open late on Wednesday. What a great date night! Read more
  • Regan
    ReganJanuary 27, 2016
    Contemporary gallery. Home of everyone's favorite "fireflies"
  • ASU's Downtown Phoenix Campus
    PAM honors Frank Lloyd Wright in a retrospective exhibition, "Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century," through April 29.
  • Jeffrey L.
    Jeffrey LansingSeptember 5, 2015
    The Yayoi Kusama installation is amazing.
  • robert E.
    robert EDecember 13, 2010
    Wasn't extremely impressed with their exhibits, beautiful building, however the security are too overbearing and made me feel unwanted there.
  • Vaneesa S.
    Vaneesa SalazarJanuary 4, 2015
    Free on first fridays! Yay
  • Luz I.
    Luz Ibarra CeballosSeptember 22, 2011
    Admission is free on Wednesdays from 3-9pm, courtesy of SRP
  • Jump Ship
    Jump ShipAugust 15, 2012
    Check out Jump Ship Productions Website!
  • Ed B.
    Ed BoikMarch 29, 2014
    Hollywood Costume exhibit is phenomenal
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WNovember 10, 2012
    The fireflies exhibit is trippy!
  • Lilia M.
    Lilia MenconiNovember 27, 2009
    Experience "You Who are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies" on the 2nd floor and discover my favorite place on the planet.
  • Ben B.
    Ben BethelAugust 1, 2010
    The Clarendon Hotel proudly hosts the museum's visiting artists, curators and speakers. Support The Clarendon!
  • Oscar C.
    Oscar ChavezOctober 10, 2010
    so many areas are under renovation right now, its hardly worth it..wait til they're all open
  • Lance D.
    Lance DApril 4, 2012
    Ask for the 4square special
  • Patrick
    PatrickJanuary 7, 2012
    Admission is free during First Fridays
  • Ms T.
    Ms T.July 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The monthly gallery talk: "Object of the Month" every Thursday @ 11:30am is very informative!
  • Noah A.
    Noah AFebruary 2, 2012
    Free Admission Wednesday and first Friday of the month
  • Inflatable Jumper Rentals Phoenix AZ
    Fireflies exhibit rocks!
  • Cody M.
    Cody MarshallMarch 15, 2011
    The museum is truly a Phoenix Point of Pride.
  • Beth H.
    Beth HalversonFebruary 19, 2010
    You HAVE to check out the 'firefly' room up on the third floor. It's a mind-bender! Read more
  • Nin N.
    Nin NOctober 21, 2015
    Free on Wednesday nights
  • Jade G.
    Jade G.April 5, 2012
    Phillip C. Curtis exhibit is wonderful.
  • Alejandro V.
    Alejandro Vidales AllerNovember 24, 2014
    It is so cool!! :-)
  • Chrysty H.
    Attended during Devoured at the Art Museum. A must do!
  • Janine W.
    Janine WhiteDecember 20, 2011
    Closed mondays & tuesdays
  • CSKcatering
    CSKcateringOctober 26, 2011
    Come Back on First Friday - for Free Admission!
  • Bentley G.
    Bentley GalleryFebruary 3, 2011
    Check out the PAM this friday for First Friday!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MillerNovember 14, 2009
    Don't miss "The Blob" in the downstairs gallery. Read more
  • Jen O.
    Jen O'NeilDecember 26, 2011
    Don't wear clunky shoes they are annoying.
  • -.
    Free art wednesday, evenings.
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