Do you have any interest in photography, architecture, painting, sculpture, interactive installations, printmaking or fashion design? How about handcrafted cheeses and Arizona boutique beers and wines? If even a single one of these strikes your fancy, you will definitely want to plan a trip to the Phoenix Art Museum. Boasting films, performances, demos, discussions, special events and activities just for kids, there truly is something for everyone. Be careful about planning a Monday or Tuesday trip, the museum isn’t open those days. A Sunday afternoon spent touring the galleries capped off by a casual lunch or coffee on the outdoor patio at the museum’s restaurant, Palette, is a popular way to spend a day at the Southwest United States’ largest art museum for visual art.
Our own Lisa Beth frequents the Phoenix Art Museum:
“As an art major at the University of Arizona, I consistently found inspiration at the museum. I went as often as possible when I came into town from Tucson to visit friends and family. Now, years after graduating, it has made such a lasting impact on me that my boyfriend and I go regularly as a weekend destination. It was actually one of our very first dates!
I graduated the U of A with a BFA in Photography so I absolutely love to see the museum’s regular rotating photography exhibitions. The Phoenix Art Museum collaborates with the U of A’s Center for Creative photography to showcase the CCP’s world-renowned comprehensive collections of works by famous photographers. I spent many hours in the CCP researching everything from current exhibitions to rare collections for my degree and I’m so happy to get to see both some familiar and unseen works displayed in the Phoenix museum.”