Art lovers, you can go home again. The Phoenix Art Museum is open to the public again, in full force. There are new exhibitions and special installations such as Stories of Abstraction: Contemporary Latin American Art in the Global Context and Seeking Immortality: Ancient Artifacts (burial objects from China, Japan and Korea). You can see Colors of Sky and Clouds: Chinese Blue–and-White Porcelain, plus Teresita Fernández: Elemental – the opening of the latter was delayed when the museum closed nearly seven months ago due to COVID-19.
Speaking of which, for those who may have felt disappointment about not getting to see some artworks because the museum had to close, you’ll be happy to hear that some popular exhibits have been extended. They include Ansel Adams: Performing the Print and India: Fashion’s Muse. You can also still see the realist landscapes by beloved Arizona artist Philip C. Curtis.
A few changes to note, with federal and state public-health guidelines in place. You’re encouraged to purchase tickets in advance of your visit; if you prefer to pay on-site, have your debit or credit card handy, since cash won’t be accepted. There is a 600-person cap on the number of people permitted into the museum each day; and there are visiting periods exclusive to seniors. You can visit Phoenix Art Museum Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (keeping in mind that the 10 – 11 a.m. hour is reserved for seniors).
To buy tickets, see the full list of exhibits and installations, plus the updated hours and what to expect in terms of COVID-19 sanitization practices and safety measures (masks are required), check out phxart.org/visit.
While viewing art virtually has been a nice option in a pinch (aka COVID-19), it’s even nicer to know you can see the Phoenix Art Museum’s offerings up close and in person once again.
Photo by Bill Timmerman