There are quite a few art pieces located outside the Phoenix Art Museum that can be viewed before going inside. One is the tiled wall by the artist Jun Kaneko. It's called "Color Box". Kaneko is the same artist that was featured a few years ago at the Desert Botanical Garden.
The afternoon sun was lighting up "Vortex" by Alexander Liberman. This one opens the door to all kinds of photo opportunities.
And, of course this guy is still relegated to the front steps of the Museum. He used to move around inside the museum but you might remember when I discovered he had been exiled back in 2018.