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 we're screening Easy Rider (1969) at 7PM in Whiteman Hall. This is the second film in our Longer Ways to Go film series. Tickets for the film screening are free and based on availability. To reserve tickets in advance, click here. Before or after the film enjoy an all vinyl set of music from the 1960's and 1970's by DJ Dana and grab a drink at the cash bar.

Current Exhibitions


Easy Rider (1969)
Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes, Rated: R

Wyatt, nicknamed “Captain America” (Peter Fonda) and Billy (Dennis Hopper, who also made his directorial debut with the film), two Harley-riding hippies, complete a drug deal in Southern California and decide to travel cross-country in search of spiritual truth, attempting to reach New Orleans in time for Mardi Gras. On their journey, they experience bigotry and hatred from the inhabitants of small-town America and also meet with other travelers seeking alternative lifestyles, including the inhabitants of a hippie commune, a travelling theater troupe, and George (Jack Nicholson), a cynical, alcoholic ACLU lawyer. Easy Rider’s psychedelic soundtrack, prescient cultural commentary, and nods to the Western genre, including a sequence filmed in Utah’s Monument Valley, made it a classic of the road movie genre.


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. 

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*Special exhibitions are $5 and free for Museum Members.
Image: Kōzō Miyoshi, Truxton, Arizona, 1996. Collection Center for Creative Photography ©Kōzō Miyoshi

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