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General Admission
General Admission Tue May 30, 2017 To Fri June 30, 2017

Our groundbreaking exhibitions, here only for a limited time, will fascinate, entertain, and educate. From the four corners of the world, from ancient to modern, from masters to rising stars, see what we have on display now.

During voluntary donation times every Wednesday 3pm-9pm, every First Friday 6pm-10pm, every Second Saturday 10am - 5pm  and Sunday 12pm-5pm.

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$18 Adults / $15 Seniors 65+ / $13 Students w/ID / $9 Youth 6-17 / Free for youth under 6 and Museum Members

Samurai Tue May 30, 2017 To Sun July 16, 2017

Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

This collection takes visitors on a journey back in time to discover the life, culture, and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors through remarkable objects from one of the best and largest collections in the world. The exhibition, organized by The Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum in Dallas, Texas, features more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets and face guards, weapons, horse trappings, and other battle gear. It traces the evolution of the distinctive appearance and equipment of the samurai through the centuries and examines the warriors’ history through works of consummate craftsmanship and exquisite design.

$5 per person plus general admission (required and included in the price of the ticket) Free for Museum Members and youth under 6 years old

An Evening with Patricia Sannit
An Evening with Patricia Sannit Wed June 07, 2017


A presentation from the 2016 Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award Recipient and Contemporary Forum Awards Presentation & Art Exhibition. Patricia's presentation will be followed with the announcements of the 2017 Contemporary Forum Artists Grants Recipients and the Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Award Recipient. Afterwards, view the art exhibition featuring the remarkable contemporary works created by the 2016 award recipients.

Event is FREE. Reserve your ticket today.

Film: The Great Dictator
Film: The Great Dictator Wed June 14, 2017


In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish "Tomainian" dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting roles, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.'s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin's famously impassioned speech.

Film is FREE. Reserve your ticket today.

New Volunteer Orientation
New Volunteer Orientation Sun June 18, 2017

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Phoenix Art Museum. This group of dedicated and passionate volunteers provides vital support to the Museum while working with staff and visitors in an energizing and inspiring environment. Volunteering is also a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at the premiere arts institution in the Southwest. As a new volunteer to Phoenix Art Museum, the New Volunteer Orientation will aid you in your duties in assisting visitors and staff. Follow the prompts to reserve your spot on one of the session days that is convenient for you.

FREE reservation.

Teen Workshop: Photography and Nostalgia
Teen Workshop: Photography and Nostalgia Sat June 24, 2017

Hit the open road through this hands-on workshop focused on Longer Ways to Go: Photographs of the American Road led by artist Claire A. Warden  Reminisce about a road trip you've taken and explore the role of photography in creating a collective memory of a place. Then, create an artist's book inspired by Ed Ruscha's Twentysix Gasoline Stations.

Event is FREE. Reserve your ticket today.

Art Lovers Book Club
Art Lovers Book Club Wed July 05, 2017 To Sat July 08, 2017


The book tells the incredible true story - part art history and part mystery - of a Velázquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed 19th century bookseller determined to prove he had found it.

Event is FREE. Does not include General Admission. Reserve your ticket today.

Film: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Film: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Wed July 19, 2017


Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn are unforgettable as perplexed parents in this landmark 1967 movie about mixed marriage. Joanna, the beautiful daughter of crusading publisher Matthew Drayton and his patrician wife Christina, returns home with her new fiancé, John Prentice, a distinguished black doctor. Christina accepts her daughter's decision to marry John, but Matthew is shocked by this interracial union; the doctor's parents are equally dismayed. Both families must sit down face to face and examine each other's level of intolerance. In Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, director Stanley Kramer has created a masterful study of society's prejudices.

Film is FREE. Reserve your ticket today.

Teen Workshop: Art and Sound
Teen Workshop: Art and Sound Sat July 22, 2017

What would a painting sound like? Experiment with visual and aural rhythms through this hands-on, artist led workshop pairing art and sound.

Event is FREE. Reserve your ticket today.

Film: To Die in Jerusalem
Film: To Die in Jerusalem Wed August 16, 2017


Ever since seventeen-year-old Rachel Levy, an Israeli, was killed years ago in Jerusalem by a Palestinian suicide bomber, her mother Abigail has never found peace. Levy's killer was Ayat al-Akhras, also seventeen, a schoolgirl from a Palestinian refugee camp several miles away. The two young women looked unbelievably alike. To Die in Jerusalem unabashedly explores the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the personal loss of two families, culminating in an emotionally charged meeting between the mothers of the girls -- reflecting the conflict as seen through their eyes. But some emotional chasms are too large to cross.

Film is FREE. Reserve your ticket today.