The best 2022 art shows to see in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa

Last year finished strong for metro Phoenix museums and galleries and that trend looks to continue in 2022. 

Several exciting art exhibitions are on the calendar for the new year while some significant exhibitions to see in 2022 are already open. “Treasures” at the Musical Instrument Museum, “Legacy of Ceylon: Art and Photography of Sri Lanka” at the Phoenix Art Museum and some art exhibitions are in full swing. 

Others will open as the year goes on like artist Beverly Penn’s “Radical Adaptation” at Lisa Sette Gallery and “Southwest Silverwork” at the Heard. SMoCA and Mesa Arts Center are other galleries that will feature several exhibitions throughout the year.

‘Treasures’ at The Musical Instrument Museum 

The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix opened its newest exhibition, “Treasures: Legendary Musical Instruments,” on Nov. 12. The showcase — which is scheduled to remain open until September 2023 — features a curated collection of more than 80 notable, “exceptional” instruments from around the world, said museum curator Rich Walter. Some instruments in the collection go back through 6,000 years of history, including an ancient Chinese ceramic drum.

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