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General Admission
General Admission Fri June 23, 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 Fri June 23, 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

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.

This workshop is sold out.

Event is FREE. Reserve your ticket today.

Film: The Living End
Film: The Living End Wed June 28, 2017


One of the earliest entries in the New Queer Cinema genre, The Living End is an angsty, hilarious, and tragic response to the AIDS crisis that takes the tropes of the road movie genre and flips them upside down. The films tells the story of Jon (Craig Gilmore), an introverted film critic whose quiet life is disrupted when, in the space of twenty-four hours, he receives an HIV-positive diagnosis and picks up Luke, a brash, unstable drifter who is also HIV-positive. After a deadly encounter with a homophobic police officer, the pair set out on a nihilistic road trip with the motto "F*** everything."

Film is FREE. Reserve your ticket today.

Slow Art & Mindfulness Summer Series
Slow Art & Mindfulness Summer Series Thu June 29, 2017 To Thu August 31, 2017

Join us this summer for our enhanced Slow Art + Mindfulness Series! Use art and guided mediation to connect tot he moment and create a deeper understanding of artworks with our expanded series of mindfulness classes. Take a little extra time to look, listen and relax your mind with our teams of art educators and mindfulness guides.

Become a Summer Mini Member for $30 and enjoy the Slow Art + Mindfulness Summer Series and unlimited Museum admission for you and a friend, free all summer! Purchase here.

Ticket price reflects General Admission. June 8th session is free but requires an RSVP. Space is limited.

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: Easy Rider
Film: Easy Rider Fri July 07, 2017


Wyatt, nicknamed "Captain America" (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper, who also made his directorial debut with the film), two Harley-riding hippies, complete a drug deal in Southern California and decide to travel cross-country in search of spiritual truth, attempting to reach New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras. On their journey, they experience bigotry and hatred from the inhabitants of small-town America and also meet with other travelers seeking alternative lifestyles, including the inhabitants of a hippie commune, a travelling theater troupe, and George (Jack Nicholson), a cynical, alcoholic ACLU lawyer.

Film is FREE. Reserve your ticket today.

New Volunteer Orientation
New Volunteer Orientation Sun July 16, 2017 To Sun September 17, 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.

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.

NTLive: Saint Joan
NTLive: Saint Joan Sun July 23, 2017

Joan: daughter, farm girl, visionary, patriot, king-whisperer, soldier, leader, victor, icon, radical, witch, heretic, saint, martyr, woman. From the torment of the Hundred Year's War, the charismatic Joan of Arc carved a victory that defined France. Bernard Shaw's classic play depicts a woman with all the instinct, zeal and transforming power of a revolutionary. Josie Rourke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Vote, Coriolanus) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying masterpiece.

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE is a simulcast from the London National Theatre and is not a live performance at the Museum

Tickets are $18 non-members / $15 Members & Students w/ID. Does not include General Admission.

NTLive: No Man's Land
NTLive: No Man's Land Sun August 06, 2017

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land broadcast from Wyndham's Theatre, London. One summer's evening, two aging writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men. Also starring Owen Teale and Damien Molony, don't miss this glorious revival of Pinter's comic classic. The broadcast will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the cast and director Sean Mathias.

Tickets are $18 non-members / $15 Members & Students w/ID. Does not include General Admission.

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.

INFOCUS Members Print Share
INFOCUS Members Print Share Sat August 19, 2017

INFOCUS members, friends, and the public are invited to view and respond to the photographs created by our members, whose work may include vacation and family photography, commercial work, photojournalism, or art photography. Members will share three matted and/or framed photographs and talk about their work in an informal and friendly setting.

Event is FREE. Reserve your ticket today.

INFOCUS Members Print Share - Participants
INFOCUS Members Print Share - Participants Sat August 19, 2017

INFOCUS members, up to a total of 18, are invited to present and discuss their own photographs, which may include vacation, family, commercial, journalistic, or art photography. Members can share three matted and/or framed photographs and talk about their work in an informal setting.

Participants only! Tickets are limited. Reserve your spot today.

NTLive: Hedda Gabler
NTLive: Hedda Gabler Sun September 24, 2017

"I've no talent for life." Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free...

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

Tickets are $18 non-members / $15 Members & Students w/ID. Does not include General Admission

Film: I Am Not Your Negro
Film: I Am Not Your Negro Wed September 27, 2017


In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. See more information.

Film in FREE. Reserve your ticket today.

Artist Talk: Laura Lima
Artist Talk: Laura Lima Wed October 11, 2017

Pioneering artist Laura Lima will speak about how she uses performance to create situations of encounter and complicity between actor and spectator, pushing the boundaries of how visitors experience art in museum spaces.

Event is FREE. Reserve your ticket today.

Art and Legacy Planning Seminar
Art and Legacy Planning Seminar Tue October 24, 2017 To Tue October 24, 2017


As you downsize, fine-tune your estate plan, and contemplate your art collection, we can help! Seminars will help you understand the process of how gifts of art are made and received. Laura Wenzel, Registrar at Phoenix Art Museum, will outline the Museum's process of gifting art, compliance with IRS requirements, donor guidance, conservation efforts and stewardship. And, to fine-tuning of your estate plan, a panel on financial planning will discuss those tricky valuations and tax questions that arise in the corners where art and wealth preservation meet.

Tickets are $20 for 1 individual person / $30 for a couple / FREE for 21st Century Society Members

Artist Talk: Jac Leirner
Artist Talk: Jac Leirner Wed December 13, 2017

Jac Leirner will address how she transforms consumer leftovers—ranging from airplane ashtrays to shopping bags—into visually stunning assemblages that comment on commercialism and also reference global trends of geometric art.

Event is FREE. Reserve your ticket today.