PhxArt News

See us again, for the first time.

Phoenix Art Museum. Image credit: Bill Timmerman.

Phoenix Art Museum is now open to Members and will re-open to the public on October 14.

Learn about our new COVID-19 visitor policies and procedures, and save the date for spring fundraisers that will benefit the arts in our community.

For Your Safety

To help keep visitors and staff as safe as possible, Phoenix Art Museum has created a number of new policies and procedures in line with recommendations from federal and state public-health officials. Here’s some of what you can expect when you come back to see us again, for the first time.

  • Face masks or similarly protective coverings are required for all visitors and staff inside the Museum. The Museum will provide disposable face masks upon request for those visitors who forget to bring their own masks on the day of their visit. The Museum reserves the right to refuse access to any visitor who does not comply with face-mask requirements.
  • Visitors and staff are required to maintain six feet of physical distance from all other visitors and staff, with the exception of those in a visitor’s own group/household.
  • Groups of guests visiting the Museum together are limited to 10 people or fewer. These parties are required to maintain six feet of distance or more from other visitors and groups.
  • Visitors are required to enter through Greenbaum Lobby, the Museum’s main entrance at the north end of the campus, and exit through Chase Lobby or Palette Restaurant. Entrance into the Museum through Palette Restaurant is not permitted.
  • The Museum has installed additional hand-sanitizer stations throughout the Museum and is implementing rigorous cleaning procedures throughout the day, routinely cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces.
  • All in-person, Docent-led adult and school tours are suspended until further notice.
  • All in-person Museum events, programs, workshops, and films are suspended until further notice. This includes programming on First Fridays and Pay-What-You-Wish-Wednesdays. For information on upcoming virtual events, click here.
  • The Museum Store is open in a limited capacity. For Store-specific safety measures, click here.
  • Palette Restaurant is open in a limited capacity. For restaurant-specific safety measures, click here.
  • The Lemon Art Research Library will remain closed until further notice.


These new hours include adjusted voluntary-donation hours on Wednesdays and First Fridays.


To ensure a low-touch experience, we encourage guests to purchase their tickets before they visit. Museum Members are not required to reserve tickets in advance but are required to show their Membership cards at the admissions desk to obtain entrance.


Our vibrant, newly installed galleries are waiting for you.


Relax and connect with the present moment during one of our weekly mindfulness sessions.

Interested in hosting a private event at Phoenix Art Museum? To book your next event or for more information on new COVID-19 guidelines and protocols for private events, contact us using the form here.

Save the Date


The pARTy in the Garden | Fashion Forward
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Featuring the Phoenix premiere of Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich.

Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich is organized and circulated by the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California. Click here to learn more about The pARTy in the Garden.


Geoffrey Beene: A Duet of Fashion and Movement
A Virtual Unveiling of the Official Geoffrey Beene Archive at Phoenix Art Museum
Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 6 pm

Join Arizona Costume Institute and Phoenix Art Museum for the premiere viewing of the newly established Geoffrey Beene Archive at Phoenix Art Museum. Presented as a short film, this virtual sneak peek features more than 400 garments and sets the stage for a future exhibition. With narration provided by Patsy Tarr, Beene Archive donor, and Deanna Parker, dancer and Beene’s longtime model, this exclusive viewing will explore the boundless mobility inherent in Geoffrey Beene’s masterfully designed garments.

Enjoy a dance homage performed by Deanna Parker, live and pre-recorded video messages from the Museum’s new Sybil Harrington Director and CEO, Tim Rodgers, PhD; Helen Jean, the Museum’s Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design; Beene Archive donor Patsy Tarr; Parker; and others who will celebrate this singular designer and his penchant for high-performance couture.

More information and an RSVP link will be available soon. 

Header image credit: Photo by Bill Timmerman.

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