The largest art museum in the southwestern United States, the permanent collection includes American and Western, Asian, European, and Latin American art. Also features an active collaboration with the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona.
The Contemporary collection includes large-scale photography, outdoor sculpture in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden, and art created in a variety materials, plus more "traditional" paintings on canvas.
A Fashion collection of more than 4,500 American and European garments, shoes, and accessories houses important fashions from the 18th to late 20th centuries.
Whether you go or not, Phoenix Art Museum: Collection Highlights is an in-depth illustrated presentation of some 300 treasures from the American and Western American, European, modern and contemporary, Latin American and fashion design collections, as well as an Asian art collection. Monet's Flowering Arches, Giverny, Frida Kahlo's Suicide of Dorothy Hale, Shen Quan's Album of Birds and Animals and Louise Nevelson's Royal Tide V are among the works featured.
30 works from Old Master through 19th- and 20th-century paintings
25,000 black paper moths and butterflies delicately poised in sculptural formations
Whimsical work inspired by a folk tale
40+ works shed light on her artistic contribution to Modernism
Works by a pioneering printmaker who impacted the development of political critique
Current fashion designs represent excellence in design and reflect changing cultural ethos
Recurring themes in an Icelandic artist's practice include Nordic identity, melancholia, and popular culture
100+ artworks and objects explore a rich and geographically diverse history
Works spanning the 1930s and 1940s by muralists and abstract artists
Works from the early 20th century by American artists experimenting with modernism
53 works of historical and contemporary art of the Western United States
Works show the desert through a lens of magic realism
Works by 19th-century artists engaged with expansion into the West
60 works explore shifting national identity through landscapes, portraits, and more