Monday, February 6, 2012

Phoenix Art Museum, Mesa, Arizona

We went to the Phoenix Art Museum as it was free under Bank of America’s Museums on Us program.  (If you recall, we were able to go to The Living Desert using the same program.)  We had a nice time and very much enjoyed the multiple exhibits, such as the Frank Lloyd Wright Organic Architecture for the 21st Century tour,the Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo collection (the great Lena Horne wore these dresses)

and the museums own collections of American, Western American, Asian, European, Latin American, and Modern & Contemporary Art. Some of the art was questionable to us, such as this contemporary piece ~ 

it basically was small nails in the wall.

Yet other art was quite cool such as the Swarm of Fireflies Light Display.

If you plan to be in the area, upcoming collections are:
And the Land Grew Quiet: New Work by Matthew Moore
Marshall and Hendler Galleries
February 11 – June 10, 2012

The Sea
Ellman Fashion Design Gallery
March 3 – July 15, 2012

W. Eugene Smith
Norton Photography Gallery
March 10 – June 17, 2012

Steele Gallery
May 26 - September 23, 2012

Hours and General Admission, as well as other FREE admission times:

Monday and Tuesday, Museum closed
Wednesday, 10am-9pm (Free admission/voluntary donation every Wednesday, 3-9pm)
Thursday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Sunday, 12pm-5pm
First Friday of every month, 6-10pm (Free admission/voluntary donation)

General Admission
$12 adults
$10 senior citizens & fulltime college/university students w/ID
$6 children ages 6-17
Free for Museum Members & children under age 6.

Finally, check-out Brad in the painting below - who knew he could help shear a sheep!?

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