Press RoomPhoenix Art Museum launches first digital guide through Bloomberg Connects app

Phoenix Art Museum launches first digital guide through Bloomberg Connects app

Phoenix Art Museum launches first digital guide through Bloomberg Connects app
Jan, 25, 2024

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Phoenix Art Museum launches first digital guide through Bloomberg Connects app

Museum joins more than 250 cultural institutions around the globe on app powered by Bloomberg Philanthropies, with exclusive interpretive materials and audio/visual content offered in 100+ languages

PHOENIX (January 25, 2024) – Phoenix Art Museum (PhxArt) has launched a new digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and cultural app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The digital guide offers a new way to experience PhxArt either from home or while exploring the galleries. Exclusive content includes photo, audio, and video features highlighting select exhibitions; insight from community members and curators on artworks from the Phoenix Art Museum Collection; and exclusive interviews with artists. Phoenix Art Museum is live on the Bloomberg Connects app beginning today, and content will be regularly updated with collection spotlights and upcoming exhibitions.

“We are excited to launch this digital guide in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies,” said Jeremy Mikolajczak, the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum. “The Bloomberg Connects app empowers the Museum to provide a new, dynamic way to experience art in our collections and special exhibitions at a deeper level. We are grateful that Bloomberg Philanthropies has created such a powerful tool that not only increases opportunities for arts and cultural engagement at no cost to users but also allows institutions like Phoenix Art Museum to share the art in our galleries with a wider, global audience.”

Phoenix Art Museum joins other notable visual art museums with digital guides on the Bloomberg Connects app, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art in New York City; Walker Art Center; Brooklyn Museum; Cincinnati Art Museum; The Design Museum, London, UK; El Museo del Barrio; The Frick Collection; Hammer Museum; and ICA Miami, among others. To utilize the free mobile app, users can download the Bloomberg Connects app straight to their smartphones. As they travel through the galleries, they can learn more about select artworks on view that have the Bloomberg Connects logo on their label with a lookup number. Highlighted content includes exclusive interviews from curators, staff members, and members from the local community who give deeper and personal insight into artworks from the Phoenix Art Museum Collection. The guide also includes insights from Arizona-based artists, including Antionette Cauley, Hector Ruiz, George Thiewes, and Aileen Martinez. Additionally, users will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into Guarding the Art: A Frontline Perspective, the first exhibition of its kind at the Museum to feature works from the Phoenix Art Museum Collection of more than 20,000 objects selected by guest curators from the institution’s frontline security, retail-sales, and event-rentals teams. All Museum content available on the Bloomberg Connects app can also be accessed outside of the galleries, so users can experience PhxArt wherever they are in the world.

Bloomberg Connects offers free digital guides to cultural organizations around the world. The app platform is part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ longstanding commitment to supporting digital innovation in the arts. Bloomberg Connects makes it easy to access and engage with arts and culture from mobile devices when visiting in person, or anytime from anywhere. With dynamic content exclusive to each partner organization, the app provides a range of features including video, audio, and text; expert commentary; and way-finding maps. Follow Bloomberg Connects on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates on new guide launches, exhibit highlights, and more.

High-resolution photography can be downloaded here. To request interviews, contact the Communications Office of Phoenix Art Museum at 602.257.2117 or

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 300,000 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 Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies invests in 700 cities and 150 countries around the world to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. The organization focuses on five key areas for creating lasting change: the Arts, Education, Environment, Government Innovation, and Public Health. Bloomberg Philanthropies encompasses all of Michael R. Bloomberg’s giving, including his foundation, corporate, and personal philanthropy as well as Bloomberg Associates, a pro bono consultancy that works in cities around the world. In 2022, Bloomberg Philanthropies distributed $1.7 billion. For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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