Set in a 203,000 square foot building is the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona. It was designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsein as a place for art to be displayed. The building was constructed in 1959 and houses more than 18,000 works of art from America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. For more than 50 years the museum has hosted events, festivals, and live performances to get local residents and tourists interested and educated in art.
The hours of operation are Wednesday 10am to 9pm, Thursday through Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm. The first Friday of every month the museum is open from 6 to 10pm in addition to the day hours. The holidays mean closures of the museum. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $4 for children. Children are considered age 6 to 17.
The American Exhibit houses pieces from Tony Foster, Elihu Vedder, American Beauty, and Norman Rockwell. The Asian exhibit has numerous pieces of art from paintings to sculptures. Some of the exhibits are traveling displays meaning they will leave the museum after a short period of time. Pieces are from Nepal, Tibet, India, China, Sri Lanka, and Japan.