This museum is one of the most visually appealing pieces of architecture in the Southwest. Basking in natural light, the museum makes great use of its modern, open space by tastefully fitting more than 17,000 works of art from all over the world—including sculptures by Frederic Remington and paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe, Thomas Moran, and Maxfield Parrish—within its soaring concrete walls. The museum hosts more than 20 significant exhibitions annually and has one of the most acclaimed fashion collections in the country. Complete your tour with lunch at Arcadia Farms, the in-house café that serves some of the best homemade fare in town.
1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona, 85004, United States
Sep 16, 2008
The Phoenix Art Museum is simply a treasure. I highly recommend visiting the museum because it has so much inside, all interesting and all educational for any age. The museum architecture and grounds have a relaxed community vibe. The exhibits are varied but do not overwhelm you and the docents are knowledgeable and very friendly. PAM is also constantly putting on special events and activities, including lectures, films, workshops, and discussions.
These events are generally free or available at a low cost and are a nice extra touch to an already attractive place. There is so much to take in while at the museum, and I will have to visit again to see more of it, as the exhibits are constantly changing... Not only does the Phoenix Art Museum offer a ton of events and activities, there is also a really great area for the kids and teens. First Fridays is a great opportunity for viewing the museum collection, and having fun as well. I was able to enjoy live bands, the Edward Weston photography exhibit on display, and the new fashion exhibit dedicated to the Jumpsuit.