Phoenix Art Museum
- Type: Museums
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Housed within a prime example of contemporary architecture is one of the largest art museums in the Southwest (with more than 17,000 works of art, some of them dating as far back as the Renaissance). From Diego Rivera to Frederic Remington, Henry Moore to Frida Kahlo, the Phoenix Art Museum's permanent collection caters to a wide variety of tastes, and often welcomes top-notch traveling exhibits. Be sure to check out the popular Thorne Miniature Collection, and if you're traveling with kids, make sure to take advantage of the museum's youth-oriented activities.
The Phoenix Art Museum sits several blocks south of the Heard Museum in Downtown Phoenix and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday afternoons. General admission ranges from $10 for adults to $4 for children ages 6 to 17, although you can see the collection for free between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. Entry to special exhibits costs extra. For more information, visit the Phoenix Art Museum website.