The largest art museum in the Southwest, Phoenix Art Museum contains more than 17,000 works of all sorts—American, Asian, modern and contemporary, European, Latin American, and Western American—there's even a popular exhibit dedicated entirely to fashion design. Don’t miss the Thorne Miniature Rooms—scale replicas (one inch to the foot) of famous U.S. rooms and architectural designs—or the Museum Store, a source for distinctive and bespoke gifts. Lunch at Palette Café, with its farm-fresh lineup of Southwestern-inspired bites, is also a must. Phoenix Art Museum hosts a number of national and international exhibits throughout the year; check their site for the most updated infomation while planning your trip.
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The Artsy Side of Phoenix
Whether you're into modern & contemporary art, European painting, photography, fashion, or even the art of video games, the Phoenix Art Museum has you covered. The museum's permanent collections offer a wide variety of art and sculpture that will suit any taste. Also, the space itself is striking, and includes a research library that is free and open to the public.