Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum
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This large, modern museum shows why the Southwest offers more than just beautiful natural attractions.

The spacious design of the Phoenix Art Museum is as impressive as its balanced collection of fine classic and modern art. The large museum houses more than 17,000 works of art. The whole family can easily spend hours browsing the paintings, photos, garments, armory, miniature rooms, sculptures, theater, library and art store. One of the exhibitions covers the cultural history of Arizona and the greater Southwest.

The regional art museum’s roots are in the early 1900s, but the present building opened in 1959. With 285,000 square feet (26,500 square meters) of exhibition space it is one of the largest arts institutions in the Southwest. The nine curatorial departments include American, European, Asian, and contemporary and modern art, as well as fashion and photography. You’ll also find great city views from some corners of the museum.

Works by Monet, Kahlo and Picasso are some of the treasures you’ll find in the collection that makes this museum a world-class institution. Admire garments by great designers such as Dior, visit the photo gallery, or check out Samurai and World War II weaponry. Don’t miss the dark Firefly room with its sparkling lights. Rest your feet in the art house cinema or by the fountain in the sculpture garden. The adjoining café offers quality organic treats.

Pick up a Scavenger Hunt or a KidPack to discover the art displays with your children and don’t forget to take them to the miniature furniture collections in the Thorne Rooms. The themed PhxArtKids Gallery teaches kids how to think about art and explore color. The museum offers teen activities on select Wednesdays and Fridays.

Follow North Central Avenue from downtown to reach the museum. It’s open from Wednesday to Sunday. Children under 6 don’t pay admission and everyone enjoys free entry, with voluntary donation, late on Wednesdays and the first Friday night of every month. Ollie the Trolley will drop you off at the museum during the festive First Fridays arts walk, which also includes open-air concerts and dining throughout the city.

Top Hotels Close to Phoenix Art Museum

Hyatt Place Phoenix / Downtown
Hyatt Place Phoenix / Downtown
3 out of 5
150 W ADAMS ST, Phoenix, AZ, 85007
The price is $98 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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FOUNDRE Phoenix
FOUNDRE Phoenix
4 out of 5
1100 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85003
The price is $127 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
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4.4/5 Excellent! (1,005 reviews)
"great design hotel with cool art all around. room furniture was very cool, bed comfortable, and shower design unique. breakfast was awesome!"

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Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
4 out of 5
122 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ, 85004
The price is $101 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Phoenix. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,202 reviews)
"Very loud. They had some kind of make up convention. The walls were thin, other than that a good place"

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Phoenix Midtown
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2.5 out of 5
2520 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85004
The price is $89 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 27
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FOUNDRE Phoenix
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4 out of 5
1100 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85003
The price is $127 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
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Hyatt Place Phoenix / Downtown
3 out of 5
150 W ADAMS ST, Phoenix, AZ, 85007
The price is $98 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
4 out of 5
122 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ, 85004
The price is $101 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
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Cambria Hotel Downtown Phoenix Convention Center
Cambria Hotel Downtown Phoenix Convention Center
3 out of 5
222 E Portland St, Phoenix, AZ, 85004
The price is $110 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
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Best Western Downtown Phoenix
Best Western Downtown Phoenix
2.5 out of 5
620 N 6th St, Phoenix, AZ, 85004
The price is $110 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 24
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Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown
Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown
3 out of 5
77 E Polk St, Phoenix, AZ, 85004
The price is $98 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
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Sonder at Hance Park
Sonder at Hance Park
3.5 out of 5
1313 North 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85004
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Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape, an IHG Hotel
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
2 East Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ, 85004
The price is $134 per night from Sep 2 to Sep 3
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix Cityscape, an IHG Hotel
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