Every city in the world has its own unique identity and culture. When you travel, you get the unique opportunity to not just visit a place but learn and experience art and culture in a new way that you may not otherwise get to. Sure, Scottsdale and Phoenix have great weather, beautiful golf courses, amazing restaurants, and more – but that’s not all there is to enjoy while visiting. The Phoenix and Scottsdale art and culture scene is robust and should not be missed when you are visiting. Not only are there new and exciting art and cultural experiences but there are also many steeped in the tradition of indigenous people and the history of the Southwest.
Phoenix and Scottsdale Art & Culture
Considered the largest art museum in the southwestern United States, the Phoenix Art Museum showcases an expansive collection of acclaimed art spanning from the Renaissance to the present.
The Heard Museum has existed for nearly a century and is dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art. In collaboration with American Indian artists and tribal communities, Heard Museum strives to provide visitors with a distinctive perspective on the art of Native people, especially those from the Southwest.
Arizona Science Center’s mission is to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science. With immersive experiences, tons of fascinating permanent exhibits, and many exhibitions throughout the year, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Enjoy seeing, hearing, and truly experiencing music in a unique way at the MIM. With a collection of more than 8,000 instruments from more than 200 world countries, the galleries reflect the rich diversity and history of many world cultures.
Explore, imagine, play, create, and learn at one of the top three children’s museums in the nation. Kids of all ages will love the exhibits and experiences that abound at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix.
Taliesin West was world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home. Though it is no longer occupied as a home, it has been preserved and is a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark. It is open to the public for one-of-a-kind tours and experiences.
Old Town Scottsdale is filled with more than great restaurants and nightlife, it is also home to a number of art galleries that showcase the art of the southwest as well as Native American art.