The Phoenix Art Museum’s roots go back as far as 1912 when the Phoenix Women’s Club and the Arizona State Fair committee decided to start a fine arts program. The first permanent location was set up in 1936. The museum moved to its current location on Central Avenue in 1959. In 2006, the museum went through a major expansion that more than doubled its size. The collection spans the centuries with works from around the globe. It’s one of my favorite places in Phoenix to spend a quiet afternoon.
The Phoenix Art Museum is another Phoenix Point of Pride. This photo is of the new entrance to the museum.