Anytime is a good time to go visit the Phoenix Art Museum…but NOW is a GREAT time. Why? Because they have a HUGE Ansel Adams exhibition now through June , 2010. If you are familiar with his work you won’t want to miss this. Even if you have no idea what I am talking about…take me word for it…it’s well worth your time.
This iconic photographer’s exhibition includes 120 photographs and dozens of archival documents including video footage, original correspondence, photographic equipment, proof prints, alternate views, negatives, and portraits of the photographer. Of particular note is “The Southwest” which includes Canyon de Chelly’s White House Ruins as well as many views of the Grand Canyon. There is just something about his work that is stunningly brilliant.
As long as you are at the Museum you MUST see the Fire Fly room. Ok..I am not really sure that is the “official’ name of the exhibit…but anyone you ask will know what you are wanting to see. It is VERY COOL and often the favorite of folks who visit the Museum. A true experience.
I have written about the Museum before as I would really encourage everyone to take an afternoon and experience the wonders. Well…you can not truly see it all in one afternoon….but if you go once you will for sure want to go again.
The Museum is located at 1625 N. Central Avenue in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Admission is reasonable:
$8 senior citizens & fulltime college/university students w/ID
$4 children ages 6-17
Free for Museum members & children under age 6
Compare that to a movie…and you will realize you get family fun and a bit of culture…for less!