First Friday at Phoenix Art Museum

Every First Friday, Phoenix Art Museum offers free general admission and discounted special exhibition admission* from 6 - 10PM. This month The Whole Story: Part III will take place in Whiteman Hall at 7:30PM. The Whole Story is a live storytelling show where five people share true stories from their everyday lives. This PG-13, quarterly event is designed to expand black narratives through personal stories. The Whole Story’s creator and curator, Rachel Eseoghene Egboro is proud to present Part III’s featured storytellers: Sentari Minor, Floyd Galloway, Tina Brown, Dawn Klecka and Candice Tolliver. Tickets are $10 for general public and $5 for Museum Members. Space is limited; advance purchase recommended. Click here to purchase tickets. Before or after, grab a drink at the cash bar and enjoy a musical performance by Angelo Hart on piano in Great Hall.

Current Exhibitions

  Opening Night – Video Crossings Series: Magdalena Fernández, 2iPM009

 Contemporary Forum Artists Grant Winners and Arlene and Morton Scult Artist Exhibition
 Virtue and Valor: Sikh Art and Heritage
• Good Sport
 Longer Ways to Go: Photography of the American Road
 Selections from the Schorr Collection

• Philip C. Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism
• Border Crossings: Mexico and the American Southwest


Phoenix Art Museum is one of five Artlink Phoenix First Friday Trolley hubs. Park and enjoy the Museum then take the trolley tour and explore all the downtown Phoenix arts and culture destinations. The Museum is conveniently located by the Central and McDowell Valley Metro Lightrail station. 
  • Paid parking is available just north of Phoenix Art Museum at Central United Methodist Church from 5pm- 10pm on First Friday. The charge is $10 and can be paid using cash or credit card. Click here for an online map. 
  • Free overflow parking is also available across the street from Phoenix Art Museum at Central Arts plaza, on the 3rd and 4th floors of the parking garage on the southwest corner of Central Avenue and Palm Lane. Click here for an online map. 

Share your First Friday experience: @phxart #phxartff 
*Special exhibitions are free for Museum Members.

Image: Magdalena Fernández, 2iPM009, 2009. Video installation with sound. Installation view at Periférico Caracas, Caracas, 2011. Photo by Ángela Bonadies. Courtesy of the artist and Periférico Caracas. 
First Fridays at Phoenix Art Museum are generously supported by PetSmart.

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