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. Through December 2019, the Museum will continue to present Discount Tire Free Family Sundays, which feature free admission and a variety of special hands-on, educational experiences inspired by the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions, including bilingual family programming, designed to appeal to visitors of all ages. The gift continues the legacy of decreasing economic barriers to the arts that began three years ago with sponsorship by the national tire and wheel retailer, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Discount Tire has supported more than 50 days of free general admission since 2016, drawing more than 100,000 visitors to the Museum.
“Phoenix Art Museum is immensely grateful for the continued generosity of Discount Tire and its tireless commitment to the Museum and our community,” said Nicole Rivet, Chief Development Officer of Phoenix Art Museum. “Over the years, this gift has made a tremendous impact, enabling the Museum to increase access and bring the transformative power of art to so many across the Valley of the Sun. We are incredibly grateful to Diane Halle and everyone at Discount Tire for supporting our mission, as we continue to create a Museum where everyone is welcomed to engage with inspiring art from around the world.”
In addition to opportunities to experience art throughout the galleries, the Museum’s Education Department will continue to feature interactive experiences, hands-on art activities and bilingual story time. A special “motion” themed Free Family Sunday on November 10 will celebrate the opening of the Legends of Speed exhibition with live performances, mini-movement workshops, STEAM activities and creative collaborations with Phoenix- based artists. Since 2016, the Museum has collaborated with organizations and performers such as Phoenix Public Library, Liliana Gomez, Arizona PBS, Arizona Musicfest, First Things First, Girls Rock! Phoenix, Nuebox, and many more.
General admission to Phoenix Art Museum is currently $21 for adults, $18 for seniors, $11 for students with current ID, $9 for children aged six and older, and always free for children ages five and younger.
Discount Tire Free Family Sundays offer a significant savings by waiving general admission pricing and providing access to special-engagement exhibitions at just $5 per visitor (aged six and older). The current special-engagement exhibition, Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist, features more than 40 paintings by the little known American artist, distinguished by her abstract studies of earth and light, biomorphic compositions of delicate veils, shimmering stars, and atmospheric horizon lines.
Remaining 2019 Dates for Discount Tire Free Family Sunday:
• Sunday, August 11 | Noon – 5 pm (Theme: Cool)
• Sunday, September 8 | Noon – 5 pm (Theme: Numbers)
• Sunday, October 13 | Noon – 5 pm (Theme: Sound)
• Sunday, November 10 | Noon – 5 pm (Theme: Motion)
• Sunday, December 8 | Noon – 5 pm (Theme: Texture)