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Arts et Musées
This interesting museum opened in 1993 and offers a colorful history of the Phoenix Police Department. Learn more about various men and women who have kept law and order in the city. Located in downtown Phoenix, exhibits include recreations of old jail cells from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as a Model-T police car from 1919. The kids can play 'cops' and try on old police uniforms.
Arizona is the lucky home of this exclusive hub of Latino culture and art. Museo Chicano takes the credit of being the first and the only Latino center of the state. It is a non-profit outfit that is run by the Latin people. The gallery displays the constantly evolving face of Latin history and art. Bring home pieces Latin life in the form of folk art, jewelry and bilingual books. Or have a fun day partaking the Mexican tradition of making sugar skulls on the Dia de la Muertos or Day of the Dead.
The primary objective of this non-profit art space is fostering awareness and appreciation for Mexican American/Chicano artists in the fields of visual, performing and literary arts. Exhibits are insightful and unique and highlight this multifaceted cultural group that is so vitally important to the history of Arizona. Funds are generated from annual print series sales and purchases of Mexican folk art in the quaint gift shop. Operated by volunteers, the hours are flexible. It is best to call before visiting during the week.
One of America's largest financial institutions, Wells Fargo has been around since the 19th Century, and has contributed significantly to the country's financial growth. The one in Phoenix is located centrally, close to a number of attractions and takes visitors through the organization's development in Arizona. The exhibits include, among other things, an antique stagecoach as well as an intriguing selection of raw gems from Arizona's mining history. Highlight of the museum, is the gallery of artwork by noted artist N.C. Wyeth. Entry is free and tours are available. Check website for more.
Artlink A.E. England Gallery pushes the limit on contemporary art. Donated by the City of Phoenix, the gallery provides a platform for upcoming as well as recognized artist to exhibit their work. The artwork cover a variety of theme and mediums from traditional to digital to experimental. The gallery is open on the first and third Friday of every month.
Dorrance Planetarium is located inside the Arizona Science Center at downtown Phoenix's Heritage Square. The technologically advanced star projector uses video imaging to create a vivid virtual world. Presented live, several shows include interaction with the audience using specially designed armrests. Comfortable seated under the 60-foot (18.28 meters) NanoSeam dome, families can enjoy the learning experience combined with the thrill of modern technology. Bring your admission ticket to the center for entry. Call ahead for show times.
The Arizona Science Center features the futuristic architecture of Antoine Predock and aims to turn science into something fun for kids. Permanent exhibits include Evans Family Skycycle, Forces of Nature, Get Charged Up, Making Sense of your Dollars and Cents and Solarville. Take in the clear night sky or the fantastic laser light show under the dome of the Dorrance Planetarium or if that doesn't work for you, watch a film in the Irene P. Flinn Theater with its five-story-high IMAX screen. Its not all for kids though as the many interactive exhibits have grown ups asking questions too. Drop by for a fun, family day out.
This fully restored home from 1901 exhibits toys, trinkets and dolls of years gone by. Located in Historic Heritage Square, this red brick structure was formerly known as the Stevens house. Apart from doll houses, miniature spaces resembling a pharmacy, candy store and hat shop make an interesting part of the museum. You can even purchase a gift item to take home with you. Also part of the Heritage Square, visit the Rosson House located nearby for more Victorian treasures.
The Rosson House is a beautiful structure built in keeping with the Queen Anne style of the Victorian Era. Constructed in 1895, it has been restored to all its former glory and today serves as a museum. Visitors get a glimpse into the lives of late 19th century Phoenix denizens through the preserved articles and housewares on display. The house is located in the quaint Heritage Square and is one of eight restored residences here. Guided tours around the house are available and it is open almost 365 days a year. Check website for more details and information.
The Children's Museum of Phoenix is a favorite destination for families with especially curious young ones. This museum provides a well-rounded educational experience, with hundreds of interactive exhibits and activities to encourage children to examine their environments in a new way. There is a range of activities to pique the interest of children of all ages.
Bentley Projects is located in a renovated warehouse in historic downtown Phoenix. It has 22,000 square feet (2043.86 square meters) of exhibition space. Formerly a linen laundry, the warehouse stands out with its architectural details such as unique brickwork and high ceilings with exposed wooden pillars. The gallery rooms showcase quality contemporary painting, photography, prints and sculpture by both renowned international and local artists. The building is open for events and have facilities for cultural, private and corporate events like marriage receptions, fund raisers, business meetings and video shoots.
Located in the arts district of Roosevelt Row, Kollective Art is a 1600 square feet (148.64 square meter) space that includes the studios of 16 artists. This is a place where established as well aspiring artists create and exhibit their work. Staying true to its name, Kollectiv brings together artists from all over the country and is an influential venue in the local art scene.