Exhibition Details

Location: Steele Gallery
Dates: November 3, 2019
to March 15, 2020


Legends of Speed is the first major exhibition of racing cars presented at Phoenix Art Museum. Open now through March 15, the landmark exhibition features more than 20 legendary cars by Maserati, Mercedes, Alfa Romeo, Ford, and more, an unprecedented collection of cars driven by some of the greatest drivers in the history of racing, including A.J. Foyt, Dan Gurney, and Stirling Moss.

Featured cars have won many of the world’s most iconic races, including Le Mans, the Indianapolis 500, and the Italian Grand Prix, and were loaned to the Museum by internationally recognized collectors from Arizona and across the United States. Legends of Speed offers an unparalleled opportunity for Museum guests to experience and learn about some of the most successful and famous racecars of all time.





1952 Mercedes 300 SL. The Collection of Bruce R. McCaw. Photography: Bill Pack / V-12 Enterprises.

Legends of Speed is organized by Phoenix Art Museum. It is made possible through the generosity of Melani and Rob Walton, through The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation, Susan and Carter Emerson, Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, Joan Cremin Exhibition Endowment, Laurie and Budd Florkiewicz, Jackson Family Foundation, APS, and OUTFRONT Media. Additional support is provided by Sonia and John Breslow, Nancy and Najeeb Kahn, Del and Sharron Lewis, and narrativeTM and Berkley One® . It is also made possible through the generosity of the Museum's Circles of Support and Museum Members. 



Free for Members, veterans and active-duty Militaryand youth aged 5 and under.

General Admission:
$23 — Adults
$20 — Senior Citizens (Ages 65+)
$18 — Students (with ID) 

— Youth (Ages 6-17)

All exhibitions are included with General Admission.



Voluntary-Donation Hours

This exhibition is open to the public for $8 (adult) / $5 (youth) during voluntary-donation, pay-what-you-wish hours from 3–9 pm each Wednesday, from 6–10 pm on the first Friday of each month, and is free for youth ages 17 and under from 10 am5 pm on the last Saturday of each month during Creative Saturdays: Free Under 18

Group Sales

Interested in coming as a group? For group sales information, click here.
The pARTy in the Garden Gala
Saturday, November 2 | 6:30 pm
This year's annual fundraiser will honor Ellen and Howard Katz.  Gala guests will also enjoy the exclusive premiere of Legends of Speed, the Museum’s first exhibition exploring the artistry and design of race cars, and a special 60th-anniversary exhibition on view in the Museum’s Katz Wing.
The afterpARTy
Saturday, November 2 | 9 pm
Tickets include an exclusive late-night viewing of Legends of Speed from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm. More information available here


Sunday, November 3 | 10 am 
This is an exclusive event for Circles of Support donors. Not a Circles member? Join here!
Tuesday, November 5 | 5:30 pm
This is an exclusive event for Museum Members (including Circles of Support donors). Not a Museum member? Join here!
Saturday, November 9 | 1 pm
60th Anniversary Weekend (with reduced general admission and special-exhibition pricing)
Saturday, November 16 | 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, November 17 | 10 am to 7 pm
Monday, November 18 | noon to 5 pm 
Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 15 | 1pm
Saturday, February 1 | 1 pm


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Media Contact: Margaree Bigler, Marketing and Communications Manager, margaree.bigler@phxart.org 


1954 Lancia D24. Private Collection. Photography: Bill Pack / V-12 Enterprises. / 1952 Mercedes 300 SL, 1952 The Collection of Bruce R. McCaw. Photography: Bill Pack / V-12 Enterprises.