A Visit to the Phoenix Art Museum
The Phoenix Art Museum is:
“The Southwest’s premier 203,000- square foot destination for world-class visual arts. Here you will be immersed in culture while viewing popular exhibitions that feature artists such as Rembrandt, Norman Rockwell, and Annie Leibowitz. Monet. And the list goes on.”
On this particular return visit, we were honored to spend some time with the museum’s photography curator, Dr. Rebecca Senf, who gave us a personal tour of her current exhibit Ansel Adams: Discoveries.
Here’s our recommended experience:
- arrive when the museum opens. (link to directions/hours)
- the front desk will provide you with maps, and directions to the type of collection you desire most to see. If you prefer self-guided tours, the museum has audio headsets to help you understand what you are looking at.
- when your belly begins to rumble, head to the award-winning Acadia Farms Cafe which is housed right inside the museum. We have been many times, and it’s wonderful. Great soups, salads, sandwiches, or even a piece of fresh salmon.
- After lunch, tag along with one of the docent guided tours. There are several free tours available after lunch each day.
- After you have delighted your senses with all these wonderful artworks, don’t forget a visit to the museum’s wonderful gift shop. Here you will find many unusual items certain to be treasured by your family, friends, or maybe a little treat for yourself!
Note: click on the Ansel Adams photograph (above) to see a much larger version of his famous Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941. Color photograph courtesy of Bill Timmerman via Phoenix Art Museum.