George Phippen was the first President of the Cowboy Artists of America, and sadly he died in 1966, however he left behind a group of artists interested in creating a facility that specifically represented artists in the American West.
Thus the Phippen Museum was born, celebrating the art & heritage of the incredibly fascinating American West, just as he wanted!
The permanent exhibits of the Phippen Museum are the core of the experience, with studio replicas, as well as a special collection room, and a one of a kind western heritage gallery.
Don't miss stopping at the Arizona Rancher & Cowboy Hall of Fame either!
All of the displays feature artifacts and memorabilia that bring the past back to life, and illustrate the talent of the artists, and the importance of time-worn items that were essential maintaining life in the West.
The permanent collection within the Phippen Museum feature paintings, drawings, etchings, photography and bronze sculptures that date from the late 19th century to the early 21st century. There are even some stunning American Indian artifacts and jewely too!
Everything in the collection was created by artists of the American West, so kids can really gain an insight into what life was like during this iconic period in US history.
The museum feature changing exhibits too, so you can pop back and see something new, along with your permanent favorites!
A fascinating insight into a fascinating part of history!
The Phippen Museum is located 7 scenic miles north of the Courthouse plaza in downtown Prescott, Arizona. From the downtown area, take Highway 89 North past the Granite Dells. The museum is on the rightGet directions
Seniors/AAA members/Active Military/Veterans $10 / students with ID = $6
Youth outreach = Bring the excitement of the Phippen Museum into your classroom with this free program. Learning experiences last approximately 60 minutes and can be scheduled 9AM-3PM from Tuesday through Friday depending on staff availability.
Browse all of the displays feature artifacts and memorabilia that bring the past back to life and learn something new through the fun and educational exhibits
Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit!
Check out the events online so you can put them in your diary! These including art & wine evenings (for the parents!), and Western Art shows and sales!
They offer youth art workshops, as well as outreach, a Clay Out West competition, as well as museum tours that are led by volunteer art docents or museum staff. These interactive tours are available for all exhibits by appointment, along with teacher and school group tours. They can also be tailored to meet specific curriculums and/or the interest of the group
Give them a call to ask about the accessibility of the museum and exhibits!