The Best Museums and Galleries in Metro Phoenix

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Lynn Trimble
Part of the exterior at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Make a mental note: Museums and galleries aren't just for tourists or art nerds. They're intriguing places to explore ideas, meet interesting people, and take a deep dive into local culture. Here's a look at some of our favorites galleries and museums, including one located in a shipping container and another inside the airport. You'll find them in several cities, including Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tempe. All photos by Lynn Trimble.