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Airport Museum FAQs

Arts and Exhibitions FAQs

Where are the art and exhibitions located? addremove

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

3400 E. Sky Harbor Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 273-2105
  • 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 the east side
  • 16th Street south of Buckeye Road (3 murals)
Phoenix Deer Valley Airport
702 W. Deer Valley Road
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(623) 869-0975
  • Lobby, restaurant, outside
Phoenix Goodyear Airport
1658 S. Litchfield Road, #104
Goodyear, AZ 85338
(623) 932-1200
  • Lobby, hallway
How large is the Airport’s art collection? addremove

The Phoenix Airport Museum collection includes more than 1,000 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.

How is art acquired? addremove

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? addremove

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.

How often do the exhibitions change? addremove

In general, each exhibition is on view for six months.

Do you have permanent exhibitions that don’t change? addremove

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


When may I see the art? addremove

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

Who should I contact if I’m interested in purchasing artwork? addremove

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.

What if I need help finding art or exhibitions, or I have other questions? addremove

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