Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix (must see)

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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Sight Name: Phoenix Art Museum
Sight Location: Phoenix, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Phoenix North Central Avenue Walk  

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.
Phoenix Art Galleries Walking Tour

Phoenix Art Galleries Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Phoenix Nightlife Tour

Phoenix Nightlife Tour

The downtown area of Phoenix is the place with a big concentration of nightclubs, pubs and bars. Visitors with any preferences will find a perfect place to spend the night in the city, be they goths, rock fans, latin music lovers, as well as people who prefer traditional British and Irish pubs. All the attractions are located in walking distance from each other. Take the present guided tour to...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Phoenix Downtown Landmarks

Phoenix Downtown Landmarks

The downtown area of Phoenix is loaded with impressive constructions, each of them proof of the city's grandness. The present guide introduces both old and new, modest and big landmarks; each of them represents Phoenix's spirit and style. Take the present guided tour to admire the famous Phoenix venues that others see only through pictures.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Phoenix North Central Avenue Walk

Phoenix North Central Avenue Walk

North Central Avenue boasts some really fabulous spots! The Phoenix Art district possesses such jewels as Native American Heard Museum, Trolley and Art Museums, the colonial-styled Trinity Cathedral, also enjoying the modern aesthetics of the Burton Barr Central Library and the freshness of Margaret T. Hance Park. The walk is worthwhile!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Arizona's capital Phoenix is a sprawling metropolis often commonly referred to as the Valley of the Sun due to the abundance of sunny days and warm temperatures. Other than the multitude of high-end spa resorts and golf courses, for which the city is particularly renowned, Phoenix also meets guests with a great deal of cultural and historic attractions. To see what they are, check out this...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Phoenix Museum Tour

Phoenix Museum Tour

Phoenix is the biggest city in the state of Arizona. The downtown area is the cultural heart of Greater Phoenix that offers you insight into Phoenix's history and development. Have a stroll through one the best museums in Phoenix and discover how the city grew and flourished in the middle of the desert.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 km