Arts and Exhibitions FAQs
Q: Where are the art and exhibitions located?
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
3400 E. Sky Harbor Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85034
- Terminal 2 lobby, pre-security cases
- Terminal 3 level 2, Sky Train Station Platform (art floor) and Pedestrian Bridge (art floor)
- Terminal 4 levels 1, 2, 3; concourses C, D, International Walkway, Sky Train Station Platform (art floor) and Pedestrian Bridges (art glass walls).
- East Economy Parking Garages A, B, Sky Train Station Platform (art floor)
- Operations Center outside
44th St. and Washington Sky Train Station
- Ground Floor Atrium (art ceiling)
- Pedestrian Bridge linking to the Metro Light Rail (art floor)
- Station Platform (art floor)
Sky Harbor Rental Car Center
1805 E. Sky Harbor Circle South
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Information: (602) 683-3741
- Rental Car Center lobby, hallways, atriums, outside
- 24th Street at Buckeye; 24th Street north of Buckeye on east side
- 16th Street south of Buckeye Road (3 murals)
Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
702 W. Deer Valley Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027
- Lobby, restaurant, outside
Phoenix Goodyear Airport
1658 S. Litchfield Road, #104
Goodyear, AZ 85338
- Lobby, hallway
Q: How large is the Airport’s art collection?
- The Phoenix Airport Museum collection includes almost 900 works of art in all media.
- Some examples are ceramic tile and mixed-media murals, metal and ceramic sculptures, photographic and digital prints, acrylic and oil paintings, and fine-art prints using various techniques.
- The collection includes permanent art installations and portable artworks.
Q: How is art acquired?
- Art collecting began in the early 1960s with purchases made as terminals were constructed.
- Most art is still acquired with construction funds.
- A 1986 Phoenix ordinance authorizes up to one percent of capital improvement projects (construction monies) to be spent on art commissions and purchases.
- The commissioning/purchasing process is managed by the Phoenix Office of Cultural Affairs in collaboration with Phoenix Airport Museum staff.
Who chooses the exhibitions?
- Phoenix Airport Museum staff collaborates with artists, collectors and museums to either bring in existing exhibitions or to create new ones.
- Exhibitions may consist partly or solely of works from the Airport’s collection.
- Exhibitions may include aviation history or natural history elements.
Q: How often do the exhibitions change?
- In general, each exhibition is on view for six months.
Q: Do you have permanent exhibitions that don’t change?
Nothing is ever “permanent” in a dynamic place like Sky Harbor. However, we do have a few exhibitions that are ongoing. They have been on view for several years. Examples are:
- Phoenix Deer Valley Airport History, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport lobby
- Phoenix History, Phoenix Sky Harbor Terminal 2, lower concourse hallway
- Rivets, Radials and Runways, Phoenix Goodyear Airport lobby
Q: When may I see the art?
- Phoenix Sky Harbor locations: 24 hours daily
- Phoenix Deer Valley and Phoenix Goodyear Airports and Terminal 4 Gallery: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
Q: Who should I contact if I’m interested in purchasing artwork?
- Artwork from the Phoenix Airport Museum collection is not for sale.
- Artwork on loan from museums and other institutions is not for sale.
- Artwork on loan from artists or galleries may be purchased directly from an artist or gallery after the exhibition ends.
- For specific information, call the Phoenix Airport Museum office, (602) 273- 2744.
Q: What if I need help finding art or exhibitions, or I have other questions?
- Ask the Information Booth personnel
- Ask the Navigators (in purple)
- Check the Airport Web site
- Call the Phoenix Airport Museum staff at (602) 273-2744