Airport Museum FAQs
Arts and Exhibitions FAQs
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
- 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
- Rental Car Center lobby, hallways, atriums, outside
- 24th Street at Buckeye; 24th Street north of Buckeye on the east side
- 16th Street south of Buckeye Road (3 murals)
- Lobby, restaurant, outside
- Lobby, hallway
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.
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.
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.
In general, each exhibition is on view for six months.
Nothing is ever “permanent” in a dynamic place like Sky Harbor. However, we do have a few ongoing exhibitions. They have been on view for several years. Examples are:
Phoenix Deer Valley Airport History, Phoenix Deer Valley Airport lobby
Rivets, Radials and Runways, Phoenix Goodyear Airport lobby
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
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 at (602) 273- 2744.
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