Culture Pass Phoenix Art Museum

For the next two weeks, the Liv Avenida Blog will be highlighting the Culture Pass offered by the Chandler Public Library. The Culture Pass gives a library cardholder and a guest the chance to visit one of the several cultural sites in the area. This week we’re highlighting one of the sites you can see with the Culture Pass: The Phoenix Art Museum. We’re highlighting four of the Museum’s nine collections this month.


The American Collection

From the website: “The American collection features art dating from the late 18th century to the early 20th century. In the selected items of view, the developments of American artistic traditions can be traced through the early interests in portraiture, the rise in prominence of landscape painting in the 19th-century, the popularity of genre scenes, as well as the academic traditions and large-scale society paintings. The collection reflects the influence in naturalism stemming from European artistic traditions.”


The Fashion Collection

From the website: “Feast your eyes comprised of more than 4,500 American and European garments, shoes and accessories. It houses important fashions from the 18th to late 20th centuries and emphasizes major American designers of the 20th century including Adrian, Norell, Galanos, and Claire McCardell; and European Designers such as Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent.”


The Asian Collection

From the website: “The Art of Asia galleries explore both common themes and unique qualities in the arts of diverse Asian cultures, including Tibet, Nepal, India, China, Japan, Sri Lanka and Java. On view are archaeological material (including the Museum collection’s oldest object), stunning sculptures carved from jade, a Chinese scholar’s studio with a “scholar’s rock”, and a Japanese tokonoma alcove and samurai armor.”


The Latin American Collection

From the website: “The Latin American Collection encompasses over 500 works of art from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. It features Spanish Colonial artworks such as religious paintings, portraits, furniture, and decorative arts, and also boasts remarkable works by early- and mid-20th century Mexican painters and printmakers.”

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about the Phoenix Art Museum! What are your favorite pieces of art at the Phoenix Art Museum? Leave us a comment and let us know!