I've always had a love for the arts and as a result I've had a love affair with the Phoenix Art Museum ever since I moved to Phoenix almost forty years ago.
About The Museum
The Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1625 North Central Ave.
The Museum opened in 1959 and has grown to almost 300,000 square feet.
The Phoenix Art Museum is the largest venue for visual arts in the Southwestern United States.
The museum displays international exhibitions throughout the year in addition to exhibits of it's own collection of more than 18,000 works.
Special Events & Exhibitions
It's no secret that I have a love of photography and the Phoenix Art Museum has a wonderful gallery dedicated to this wonderful art form, the Norton Gallery a gift of Doris and John Norton. When my husband and I owned a stock photo agency, here in Phoenix, we were fortunate to represent John Norton's images.
"Phoenix Art Museum enjoys a unique and vibrant collaboration with the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona presenting an exhibition program that features the CCP’s world-renowned collections of more than 80,000 works by 2,000 photographers.
Regular rotating exhibitions in the Museum’s Norton Gallery feature such artists as Ansel Adams, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Richard Avedon, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Weston and more."
The Western American Collections is one of the largest to be found anywhere and a significant part of the museum's popularity and financial success.
A fact that I'm particularly proud of is that, unlike many museums, the Phoenix Art Museum is not dependent upon revenue from local government to keep the doors open or add to their collections.
The museum generates more than 80% of the revenue needed for operations. Corporate sponsorship accounts for less than 10% of the budget and less than 3% of the budget comes from the City of Phoenix. Endowments account for the remainder.
If you're looking for a visually satisfying experience then I highly recommend the Phoenix Art Museum.
If you're looking for a work of art to live in, I'd be honored to help.