And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside…Now fill the world with music, love and pride.”
Lin Manuel Miranda
The world is a busy, bustling place, but each summer, love, in all forms, blooms. From fleeting summer romances to lifelong friendships, a mother’s tenderness to small acts of self-care, June brides to old flames, love manifests in so many ways, inspiring joy, nourishing the soul, bringing to life the best of each of us, and showing us our truest selves.
Inspired by Pride Month, this virtual visit explores love in all its variations—as sweetness, as sacrifice, as lust and longing, as companionship. Keep scrolling to see how artists from across centuries and all walks of life have gained inspiration from love in all of its many forms.
Each year, Phoenix Art Museum participates in the annual Phoenix Pride Festival to celebrate love and support the city’s LGBTQIA+ community. Check out just a few of our favorite photos from past parades that capture the love, joy, and community of Pride, including the colorful float that our staff constructed together!