The permanent collection at Phoenix Art Museum includes more than 17,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern/contemporary, Western American art, and Fashion Design.
For example, the display of 20 Thorne Miniature Rooms is a popular stop on a museum visit. They are replicas of houses in the United States and Europe depicting the architecture and interior design of their periods and countries. In the Western American Art collection, you'll find nearly 900 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints of the American West. The Asian Art collection at Phoenix Art Museum is extensive, comprised of more than 2,700 Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, Indian and Southeast Asian art works.
Phoenix Art Museum opened in 1959 and is a private, non-profit educational institution. It is the largest visual arts museum between Denver and Los Angeles.
Phoenix Art Museum Tip: The museum is a great place to go at any time of year, because it is kept at a constant temperature of 72°F to protect the works of art.