Phoenix art museum

The Phoenix Art Museum is Purple House Blog’s Museum of the Month.

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I recommend this museum to anyone who appreciates classic, modern, or contemporary art.  It is a great place to wander around and find inspiration for your own artwork. Scroll down to see some of art that I enjoyed during my visit.  Near the bottom of the post I added information about the museum, including hours, admission, and location.

Photographs of Artwork

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There is so much great art at this museum here is just a small sample.  Go there and discover the rest for yourself!

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Glenwood Canyon (Pictures of You) by Jim Colbert

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Taos Indian Chanters with Drum by Ernest Martin Hennings

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General Custer by Andy Warhol

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Female Bather with Raised Arms by Pablo Ruiz y Picasso

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Gift Bearers by Philip C. Curtis

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Abstract Still Life by Burgoyne Diller

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Mascara roja by Rufino Tamayo

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Broken Wing #3 by Donald Lipski

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My Space and My Dimension by Funasaka Yoshisuke

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Lex arceau fleuris, Giverny by Claude Monet

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Flower Garden by Louis Ritman

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Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist by Carlo Dolci

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George Washington by Gilbert Stuart

Information about the museum

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Tickets: Adults $15, Senior Citizens $12, Students (with ID) $10, Children (Ages 6-17) $6, Children (Ages 5 & under) Free, Museum members Free

Hours: WED 10-9, TH-SAT 10-5, SUN 12-5, MON-TUES CLOSED

Location: The museum is located at 1625 N. Central Avenue, on the SW corner of Central & McDowell.

Getting here: Finding your way to the museum is pretty easy.  Driving–It is located north of the 10, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost on one-way streets.  Public transit–It is located across the street from the McDowell light rail stop.

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Parking: Parking was free.  The lot had plenty of parking.  There wasn’t much shaded parking so it will be very hot in the summer.

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Photography: I was thrilled to discover that the museum allows photography of most of the artwork displayed.  Title cards display which artwork cannot be photographed.

Time allowance: I was there for over two hours.  You may need more or less depending on your museum going style.

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Gift shop: I love art museum gift shops, don’t you?  The gift shop at the PHX art museum is no exception. There are so many quirky gifts to suit any budget.

Restaurant: There is a restaurant at the museum called Pallette.  I didn’t end up eating there during my visit.

Museum vibe: It’s got a relaxed vibe.  It was quiet but not stuck up.

Special Exhibition: There is normally a special exhibition but there wasn’t one open during my visit.

Culture pass:  This museum participates in the PHX library culture pass program.  You and a friend can visit the museum for free!

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