A Community Treasure - The Phoenix Art Museum

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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.

Click here for hours of operation and a map location.

 

The museum displays international exhibitions throughout the year in addition to exhibits of it's own collection of more than 18,000 works.

 

Click here for a full calendar of events.

 

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."

Click Here For Upcoming Photograhic Events and Exhibitions

 

Collections Include:

American, Asian, Contemporary, European, Fashion, Latin America, Modern, Photography and Western American.

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.

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Nancy Laswick United Real Estate Scottsdale

       
           
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Nancy. I really enjoyed this. The Phoenix Art Museum looks very special.

Jan 26, 2017 04:40 AM #1
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Nina Hollander
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This is a beautiful place in Phoenix, Nancy... I not unfamiliar with it as one of my oldest friends has been a long time trustee of the museum.

Jan 26, 2017 12:05 PM #2
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Laura Cerrano
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I have to make another trip to art museums pretty soon over there! Thank you for the inspiration!

Jan 27, 2017 11:16 PM #3
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Laura Cerrano
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Nina Hollander Anything particularly that you recommend over there? I'll write some stuff down. :)

Jan 27, 2017 11:19 PM #4
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Laura Cerrano ~ hi Laura...it's been years since I was inside this museum as I don't get to Phoenix very often... I just hear updates about events from my friend who is very involved.

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