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July 18, 7pm
CF's Summer Film Series: Exit Through The Gift Shop

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2018-2019 Sprinkler System Renovations

Gallery closures for 2018 and 2019 have been scheduled for the following dates. Please note that dates may be approximate, and additional closures may occur. Click here to view a campus map. 
2018 Closures:
→ November 12 – December 28 | Jonathan and Maxine Marshall and Jan and Howard Hendler galleries
2019 Closures:
→ April 1 – June 28 | Ellen and Howard C. Katz Wing for Modern Art, first floor (Paul and Merle Marcus Atrium and Lorenz and Joan Anderman, The Dawn and David Lenhardt, and The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation galleries)
→ July 1 – August 20* | Heather and Michael D. Greenbaum Lobby**
→ July 1 – August 30* | Ellen and Howard C. Katz Wing for Modern Art, third floor (Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography and Laurie and Drew Brown and Men’s Arts Council galleries)
*Dates are approximate and subject to change.
**Entrance to the Museum through Greenbaum Lobby will still be permitted. Access may be partially restricted.

During 2018 and 2019, Phoenix Art Museum will work in collaboration with the City of Phoenix to execute a series of renovations to the Museum’s emergency fire sprinkler systems.

In light of the flood damage suffered by Burton Barr Library in 2017 due to malfunctioning systems, the City has prioritized the undertaking of sweeping efforts to ensure that major public and private institutions city-wide maintain up-to-date emergency technologies.

Closures of Museum spaces to accommodate the renovations will take place on a staggered schedule over approximately 12 months, allowing the Museum to keep a maximum number of gallery spaces open at all times and ensure a positive and enriching guest experience.

Originally constructed in the 1950s and renovated in 1996 by renowned architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the Museum’s building is owned and partially maintained by the City of Phoenix. Before the city-wide renovations began in 2017, the Museum was already in the process of routine maintenance of its emergency fire sprinkler system. Thanks to the City’s additional support, the Museum is now able to complete what would have been at least a five-year process in a condensed schedule of approximately 12 months. The renovations will also include an upgrade to the pipe technology utilized in the Museum’s galleries, which will help slow corrosion and extend the life of the system significantly.

For interviews or to request more information about these gallery closures, contact Margaree Bigler, the Museum’s public relations and digital communications manager, by calling 602.257.2105 or emailing margaree.bigler@phxart.org.