Phoenix Art Museum announced the renewal of a generous gift from Discount Tire to provide free general admission for all guests on the second Sunday of each month. Beginning July 8, 2018, the Museum will open one Sunday per month, free of charge for the general public. From July 8, 2018, through June 9, 2019, Discount Tire Free Family Sundays will continue to feature a wide variety of special hands-on, educational programming, and collaborations with Phoenix-based artists and partner organizations designed to appeal to visitors of all ages.
The gift continues the legacy of removing economic barriers to the arts that began with sponsorship of Free Family Sundays two years ago; Discount Tire has supported 44 days of free general admission and drawn nearly 76,000 visitors to the Museum since 2016.
“Phoenix Art Museum is incredibly grateful for the ongoing generosity of Discount Tire and their commitment to Phoenix Art Museum,” said Amada Cruz, the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum. “For the past two years, Discount Tire’s support has had a transformative impact on our ability to remove economic barriers to art for all people in our community. We strive to honor the legacy of Bruce Halle, the founder of Discount Tire, who was an unfailing ally to the Museum, and we’re immensely grateful to Diane Halle, and everyone at Discount Tire for continuing to support our mission.”
Save the dates! 2018–2019 Dates for Discount Tire Free Family Sunday follow below:
- July 8, 2018
- August 12, 2018
- September 9, 2018
- October 14, 2018
- November 11, 2018
- December 9, 2018
- January 13, 2019
- February 10, 2019
- March 10, 2019
- April 14, 2019
- May 12, 2019
- June 9, 2019
In addition to the opportunities to experience art throughout the galleries, the Museum’s education department will continue to use the Discount Tire Free Family days to feature interactive experiences, hands-on art activities, and story time with Phoenix Public Library along with musical and dance performances. Organizations that have collaborated with the Museum include ASU’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering; the Japanese Friendship Garden; [nueBOX]; and Rosie’s House, among others. The Museum has also collaborated with a number of artists, including musician Ken Koshio, visual artists Roy Wasson Valle and Koryn Woodward Wasson, David Emmitt Adams, Kyllan Maney, and many more.
General admission at the Museum is currently $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $13 for students with current ID, and $9 for children aged six and older. Free Family Sundays offer significant savings with general admission pricing waived on those days and access to special-engagement ticketed exhibitions offered at just $5 per visitor. See more admission information here: http://www.phxart.org/visit/phoenixartmuseum.