Phoenix Art Museum will offer free admission to children under the age of 18 visiting the Museum from July 1 through September 30, due to a grant from the Steele Foundation. The generous gift provides vital funds and resources that enable the Museum to remove economic barriers that may prohibit Arizona families from accessing arts and cultural experiences.
The program, known as PhxArt Open for Kids, presented by the Steele Foundation, provides free youth admission during normal admission hours, as well as free admission during voluntary-donation times to special-engagement exhibitions, which normally include a $5 ticket charge.
The Steele Foundation, founded in 1980, is a non-profit, charitable foundation that is dedicated to serving causes that benefit the well-being of Arizona and its diverse residents, with a special focus on children and families. The Steele Foundation has supported the Museum in a number of significant ways over the decades, including the endowment of the Steele Gallery, the Museum’s premier exhibition gallery that hosts special-engagement exhibitions from all over the world. Most recently, the Steele Foundation provided vital resources that will enable the Museum to embark on improvements to its website and visitor services center, designed to create a positive and welcoming experience for Museum visitors from across Arizona.
Now, through PhxArt Open for Kids, presented by the Steele Foundation, the Museum can open another avenue that connects kids and teens with the arts and that allows more families than ever before to visit the Museum together, forming meaningful connections to art in a comfortable and safe environment during the summer and early fall.
For more information or for additional resources to assist in planning a visit to the Museum, call 602.492.3830 or visit the Hours / Admission / Location page. For questions about the grant or other media inquiries, contact the Museum’s Press Office at 602.257.2105.