BEST MUSEUM YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO Phoenix 2007 - West Valley Art Museum
The gorgeous, modern building houses a permanent collection of more than 4,000 pieces that range from expected paintings, sculptures, and drawings to sneaky surprises like ethnic dress, textiles, and fine crafts. The museum also circulates temporary exhibitions of local or Southwestern artists. But don't let that scare you these pros pick contemporary artists who facilitate a Southwestern flavor with innovative aesthetics no howling coyotes or dream-catchers here.
And if you hit the place over the weekend, you might be lucky enough to catch a music recital.
After an uncomfy visit to the elderly, there's nothing like taking in some killer art with the sweet sounds of Beethoven drifting through the galleries.