Celebrating Phoenix’s Legacy of Art
“The Gallery @ City Hall” is dedicated to displaying rotating exhibitions of art from the City's historic municipal Art Collection of approximately 1,000 portable works and highlighting exemplary projects commissioned by the award-winning Phoenix Public Art Program. Opened in May 2012 to celebrate Arizona's Centennial (click here for the
video), it offers Phoenix residents and visitors alike, a museum-like setting to view and enjoy the legacy of art that Phoenicians began building nearly a century ago in 1915.
The Gallery @ City Hall is supported by private contributions from businesses and residents throughout the city and region, and operated by volunteers. Admission is free and the gallery is open to the public.
"Gems from the Burton Barr Library Art Collection"On view September 11, 2018 - May 25, 2018
The artwork in this exhibition highlights seventeen artworks from the Burton Barr Central Library Art Collection.
From the majestic southwest landscapes of Ed Mell, to the vivid and groundbreaking work of Fritz Scholder, the art collection at the Burton Barr Central Library is truly stunning. Shown in one space for the first time, these works are typically hung on walls throughout the library’s five floors. Together, these artistic gems accentuate the history, beauty, and grandeur of Phoenix’s rich cultural landscape.
Artists included in the exhibition are Shonto Begay, George Elbert Burr, Marc Chagall, Ronald Cruickshank, John Farnsworth, Dale Kennington, Merrill Mahaffey, Ed Mell, Joan Miró, Gayle Novak, Howard Post, Genevieve Reckling, Pat Scheurich, and Fritz Scholder.
Located on the ground floor of City Hall, 200 West Washington Street, in Phoenix. The Gallery is free and open to the public from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Street parking is available as well as the City parking garage at 305 W. Washington St., at the south west corner of Washington and Third Avenue. Please call 602-262-4637 for more information.
To become a gallery volunteer:
To learn more about how to volunteer and to apply online, visit. Selected volunteers will participate in a 90-minute training program to learn about the gallery exhibit and the Phoenix Municipal Art Collection. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://friendsofphoenixpublicart.org/
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"Landscape and Lens: The West Photographed," - March 2, 2015 to September 30, 2015
"Wear and Care: Conserving the Public's Art," - October 12, 2015 - November 3, 2016
"Back and Forth: Observacciones de la Vida," - November 14, 2016 - February 2, 2017
"Reimagined Trash," - February 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017