The PAM has become one of the institutions in the city that put Phoenix on the map for some other reason than the fact that it's warm here in the winter. The architecture is beautiful, they usually have some special collection or presentation, and it's located right in the renewed downtown area. By the way, it's one of the best first date spots in the state!
One of my favorite places on Earth! Incredible architecture, extensive collection of art in several distinct galleries. DO NOT miss the Contemporary Gallery or Western American Gallery. Always hosts show- stopping exhibitions such as the White Shirt earlier this year. Strives to get the community involved and educated about art in fun ways; offers free admission days often and "give back" programs such as Mindful Sessions and Family Days.