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Central Avenue & McDowell Road, 1625 N. Central Avenue
Phone: (602) 257-1222

Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum has become a popular Valley oasis, a retreat from the desert and the traditional outdoor activities. The Museum is always 72Ëš with 50% humidity, which not only protects the art from environmental damage but also makes the Museum the perfect attraction for the entire family all year long. And, with the completion of a stunning $50 million expansion in 2006, it is a "must see."

With popular and unique exhibitions of the world’s best art, casual and fun events and activities, Movies at the Museum, Music at the Museum, great shopping and dining, and many comfortable architectural niches where one can just relax and rejuvenate, Phoenix Art Museum truly means “cool art, in a cool place.” Who needs the mall? Make Phoenix Art Museum your personal desert paradise.

Imagine spending an afternoon with Monet, Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe, then shopping in The Museum Store for that perfect gift, and topping it off with lunch or a pastry in Art Museum CafĂ©. There’s fun for the whole family in the interactive ArtWorks Gallery, and imaginations run wild in the historic interiors of the Thorne miniature rooms. With a collection of over 17,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern and contemporary, Western American art, and fashion design, there’s something for every taste at Phoenix Art Museum. You can even match your fashion sense with that of the great designers in the Museum’s fashion design gallery, featuring today’s hip styles and those spanning the past four centuries from the Museum’s collection. And, Phoenix Art Museum’s stunning exhibitions bring mas­terpieces from arou... [ Read all ]

Permanent Collection

Phoenix Art Museum's Collection includes 17,000 works of art that span the centuries and the globe. Emphasis is on American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern and contemporary, and Western American art, and fashion design. Not to be missed are the Thorne Miniature Rooms of historic interiors and the interactive children's gallery, ArtWorks. You can learn about the Collection through video presentations in the Museum's Orientation Theater and create your own tour with the Museum's entertaining as well as educational MP3 audioguide. For more about each area of the collection, click the images below.


$10 adults
$8 senior citizens & fulltime students w/ID
$4 children ages 6-17
Free for Museum members & children under age 6
Free to all on Tuesday Evenings, 3-9pm!

Please check the website for admission costs to special exhibitions.

Opening hours

Tuesday, 10am to 9pm
Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays

Please check the website for special exhibition hours.

Museum internal and external photos (2)

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News and events

Enjoy outstanding independent and classic cinema and documentaries relating to art, artists, and works on view in the Museum, usually followed by discussion. All Movies at the Museum showings are free and first come, first seated. For information on the movie and music schedule please see,


Educators may schedule tours of special exhibitions or the Museum’s collection by contacting the Tour Coordinator at (602) 257-4356. Tours require 5 weeks advance notice and are subject to the relevant admission charge depending on day of the week and group age.

Each fall, Phoenix Art Museum Docents host a training program for classroom volunteers to present art programs in schools. Weekly sessions provide art teaching techniques, easy classroom projects and a bit of art history. Other workshops for educators are offered occasionally in conjunction with special exhibitions.


Family Fun Days
Children ages 5 and up and their adult companions can explore the Museum together, enjoy a variety of activities or get creative with a hands-on art project. Family Fun Days are sponsored in part by Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Scottsdale League for the Arts. Included with Museum general admission.

For more information please see,


Phoenix Art Museum membership is a smart value. For as little as $75, a world of art, education and activities is yours. Members enjoy free admission, invitations to Members-only previews, eligibility to join any of the Museum's 11 support organizations, discounts in The Museum Store and Art Museum Café, and a subscription to Members Magazine - for a full year! And, you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting Museum operations, programming, and the preservation of great art for the enjoyment of generations to come.

Venue hire

The venue for your event can add immensely to its significance. Whether you are planning a small meeting or an exquisite wedding, consider Phoenix Art Museum as the unique setting. A variety of spaces can be tailored to your function - from a state-of-the-art 300-seat theater and various sizes of galleries to the Art Museum Café.