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The Phoenix Art Museum is the largest art museum in the southwest United States, with a collection of more than 18,000 works of American, Asian, European, Latin American, Western American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design.

The American collection traces the development of artistic tradition in the country from the late 18th century to the early 20th century, featuring works by the likes of Georgia O'Keeffe, Ernest Blumenschein, and Joseph Sharp. Of particular note is the Art of the American West gallery with works by early 19th-century explorer artists, paintings from the early 20th-century Taos School, early Western modernism from New Mexico, and illustrations of the 'New West', several of which have been inspired by Arizona landscapes.

The Latin American Collection includes more than 500 works the 18th to 20th centuries, including Spanish Colonial art, and early- and mid-20th century Mexican works by artists such as Frida Kahlo, Jose Guadalupe Posada, Alfredo Ramos Martinez, Diego Rivera, and Rufino Tamayo.

The Thorne Rooms feature miniature furniture and household accessories from England and the Far East from the turn of the 20th century.

The Art of Asia features eclectic art work and archaeological artifacts from Tibet, Nepal, India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, including Chinese jade sculptures and Japanese samurai armor.

The European Collection has over 1200 paintings, drawings and sculptures from the 14th to 19th centuries, showcasing movements from Renaissance to Impressionism.

The Modern Art Collection encompasses the various movements from the turn of the 20th century to mid-century, such as Post Impressionism, Surrealism, Geometric Abstraction, and Abstract Expressionism.

The Contemporary Collection showcases works from the 1950s onwards, across various media such as sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, and wood. Works by artists such as Anish Kapoor, Sol LeWitt, Josiah McElheny, and Yayoi Kusama are on display.

The Bennett and Jacquie Dorrance Sculpture Garden is lushly landscaped and decorated with other sculptures.

About Phoenix Art Museum

 1625 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, United States

 +1 602-257-1222

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