Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix

The Phoenix Art Museum is a top notch tourist location in the downtown area. It has over 280,000 square feet to wonder and enjoy. It was founded in 1959. It has displays that are international in scope, but specialized in its American Contemporary art collection. The institution also hosts a lot of programs for the people of the area, especially the children. It is very famous for its PhxArtKids program, which specialized in its interactive art displays and photographic exhibitions. There is also a wonderful sculpture garden and restaurant located in the building.

The dream of a fine arts venue for Phoenix started all the way back in 1912, in the year that Arizona became the 48th State of the Union. It purchased its first painting in 1915 and presented it to the City of Phoenix. That was the start of the process that led to the building of the current facilities during the 1950s. In that fifty year time period, the location has been host to over 400 international exhibitions, and has grown the size of its own holdings to over 18,000 pieces of art.

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Phoenix Art Museum on Map

Sight Name: Phoenix Art Museum
Sight Location: Phoenix, USA (See walking tours in Phoenix)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

Walking Tours in Phoenix, Arizona

Create Your Own Walk in Phoenix

Create Your Own Walk in Phoenix

Creating your own self-guided walk in Phoenix is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Downtown Historical Landmarks Walking Tour

Downtown Historical Landmarks Walking Tour

The downtown area of Phoenix, Arizona, is loaded with notable sites, each bearing witness to a unique chapter in the city's past, from the Victorian elegance of the Rosson House Museum to the spiritual grandeur of Saint Mary's Basilica and the cinematic allure of the Barrister Building.

The latter, known as "The Psycho" Building, gained fame for its cameo in Alfred...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Arizona State University (ASU) Walking Tour

Arizona State University (ASU) Walking Tour

Founded in 1885 by the 13th Arizona Territorial Legislature, Arizona State University (ASU) is one of the largest public universities by enrollment in the United States. ASU has nearly 150,000 students attending classes across its five campuses and four regional learning centers throughout the state.

The university's main campus at Tempe Arizona, east of downtown Phoenix, is an attraction...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Phoenix Introduction Walking Tour

Phoenix Introduction Walking Tour

Phoenix is the largest city in Arizona and the central city in a larger metropolitan area known as the Valley of the Sun. The city was first settled as an agricultural community where the Salt and Gila Rivers met. An intricate canal system keeps this hot corner of the Sonoran Desert fertile. In the early days, the city's economy was based on the "Five Cs"—citrus, cotton, copper,...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles