The Phoenix Art Museum is Purple House Blog’s Museum of the Month.
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
There is so much great art at this museum here is just a small sample. Go there and discover the rest for yourself!
Glenwood Canyon (Pictures of You) by Jim Colbert
Taos Indian Chanters with Drum by Ernest Martin Hennings
General Custer by Andy Warhol
Female Bather with Raised Arms by Pablo Ruiz y Picasso
Gift Bearers by Philip C. Curtis
Abstract Still Life by Burgoyne Diller
Mascara roja by Rufino Tamayo
Broken Wing #3 by Donald Lipski
My Space and My Dimension by Funasaka Yoshisuke
Lex arceau fleuris, Giverny by Claude Monet
Flower Garden by Louis Ritman
Salome with the Head of St. John the Baptist by Carlo Dolci
George Washington by Gilbert Stuart
Information about the museum
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.
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.
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.
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!