Press RoomPhoenix Art Museum and Conceptually Social partner to premiere new restaurant concept in early 2024

Phoenix Art Museum and Conceptually Social partner to premiere new restaurant concept in early 2024

Phoenix Art Museum and Conceptually Social partner to premiere new restaurant concept in early 2024
Jul, 11, 2023

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Phoenix Art Museum and Conceptually Social partner to premiere new restaurant concept in early 2024

Café experience at the Museum to launch on August 2, 2023

PHOENIX (July 10, 2023) – Phoenix Art Museum (PhxArt) announces today that the institution will partner with Conceptually Social, a Phoenix-based food and beverage solutions company, to create a new on-site restaurant experience for PhxArt visitors and Valley residents. The new restaurant will be located in the previous Palette Restaurant space overlooking the Museum’s Dorrance Sculpture Garden and is scheduled to open in early 2024. The restaurant’s official concept, branding, and menu will be announced on a later date. In the interim period, PhxArt and Conceptually Social will launch a café experience named Temporary on August 2, 2023 in the Museum’s JPMorgan Chase Lobby. Temporary will feature coffee, sandwiches, salads, and pastries and will be accessible to PhxArt visitors only. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

“We are very excited to officially share the news of our partnership with Conceptually Social to bring a new, innovative food and beverage program to our community,” said Jeremy Mikolajczak, the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum. “Over the coming months, we will be working to re-envision the Museum’s on-site restaurant space, with an eye toward fresh, thoughtful design that provides an entirely new dining experience for our visitors and community members. In the meantime, we look forward to opening Conceptually Social’s café experience this August so visitors can get a taste of what’s to come in early 2024.”

Conceptually Social was chosen as PhxArt’s community partner to revitalize its on-site food offerings following a competitive RFP process. Since establishment in 2014, Conceptually Social has built a solid reputation based on the company’s dedication to excellence, passion for the Phoenix community, and the quality and diversity of their cuisine. Conceptually Social has roots in downtown Phoenix, with their first restaurant concept The Dressing Room bringing life to Roosevelt Row in the early phases of the area’s revitalization. Today, the company owns and operates The Larry and Kaizen inside the historic Lawrence Building in the Phoenix Warehouse District. Conceptually Social’s catering division executes daily corporate catering on-site at several large technology firms and academic institutions. The team also caters high-end weddings, exclusive dinners, and multi-day events. Text Box: Images courtesy of Phoenix Art Museum.Through all of their services, the group continues to utilize food and creatively designed spaces to create long-lasting relationships and unify communities.

Beginning August 2, 2023, PhxArt and Conceptually social will launch Temporary, a café experience located in the  Museum’s JPMorganChase Lobby. The café will feature coffee and select beverages, pastries, sandwiches, and salads, with vegan and gluten-free options available. For images and sample menu items, click here.

The new PhxArt and Conceptually Social restaurant concept will open in early 2024 with a craveable menu experience designed to foster connection and community through art, design, and outstanding cuisine and hospitality. More details will be shared in late 2023.

“Conceptually Social is thrilled with this chance to serve an institution of such artistic excellence and culture as The Phoenix Art Museum,” said Kyu Utsunomiya, co-founder of Conceptually Social. “We look forward to working with the team at PhxArt to offer culinary experiences unlike anything else in the Valley.”

To learn more about the PhxArt and Conceptually Social partnership, including Temporary, contact the Museum’s Communications office at

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About Phoenix Art Museum
Since 1959, Phoenix Art Museum has provided millions of guests with access to world-class art and experiences in an effort to ignite imaginations, create meaningful connections, and serve as a brave space for all people who wish to experience the transformative power of art. Located in Phoenix’s Central Corridor, the Museum is a vibrant destination for the visual arts and the largest art museum in the southwestern United States. Each year, more than 350,000 guests engage with critically acclaimed national and international exhibitions and the Museum’s collection of more than 20,000 works of American and Western American, Asian, European, Latin American, modern and contemporary art, and fashion design. The Museum also presents a comprehensive film program, live performances, and educational programs designed for visitors of all ages, along with vibrant photography exhibitions made possible through the Museum’s landmark partnership with the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. To learn more about Phoenix Art Museum, visit, or call 602.257.1880.

About Conceptually Social
Conceptually Social is a Phoenix-based, minority-owned food and beverage solutions company. The group began offering catering services in 2015 and brought its first two restaurant concepts, Be Coffee and The Dressing Room to life in 2016 and 2017. The company operates two restaurants housed in the historic Lawrence Building in the Phoenix Warehouse District: The Larry and Kaizen. The Larry is an all-day cafe offering food, coffee and cocktails. Kaizen offers an elevated sushi experience integrating influences from Japanese and Latin cultures. Conceptually Social was awarded the opportunity to cater the 2023 Super Bowl LVII Exclusive Tailgate Party at the Cardinals Stadium. The company is dedicated to serving uncommonly delicious cuisine while cultivating meaningful relationships within the community and investing in Arizona. For more information about Conceptually Social, visit

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