Phoenix is no cultural desert, says PA travel columnist

[Source: Charles J. Adams III, Reading, PA Eagle] — In conversation with an artistic, educated, informed, intelligent, and intellectual (in case she’s reading this) friend, I mentioned that I had just returned from a trip to the Phoenix area and enjoyed a visit to the Phoenix Art Museum.  “Ah, yes,” she sarcastically sighed, “Phoenix — cultural capital of America!”

When challenged, she continued her assault on the artistic attributes of the Arizona metropolis.  When further challenged, she admitted that she had never been to the “Valley of the Sun.”

She should go.  Should she seek consolation in what she considers a cultural void, she will find it in more than 60 art, nature, science and history museums; historic sites; zoos; and gardens.  [Note: To read the full article, click here.]

Posted on April 28, 2008, in Arts and Culture, Diversity and Cultural Inclusion, Downtown Vitality, Historic Preservation and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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