I went to college in Sarasota, Florida and loved visiting the Ringling Art Museum on days when I had downtime and could spare a few hours.
One of my girlfriends in college was an Art History major and loved going whenever there was a special exhibition being held. By the time I was ready to move to Arizona for graduate school, I made it a point to continue with many of my same loves and hobbies after relocation. I’m a student at Arizona State University and love my college very much, especially being so close to the Arizona Canal. This huge canal is nearly 50 miles long and stretches from the Granite Reef Diversion Dam just northeast of Mesa and ends at New River in Glendale. There are jogging and biking lanes on either side of the canal, providing a safe channel of back roads to get in and around Phoenix on bike or on foot. If I want to visit the Phoenix Art Museum for example, I can take the Arizona Canal to Arizona Falls before resuming the rest of the trip heading southwest. The Phoenix Art Museum has extremely warm heat during the winters in Arizona, even when the weather outside isn’t too intense. Phoenix has many other great museums as well, including the massive Musical Instrument Museum, the Heard Museum, Arizona Science Center, and the Arizona Capitol Museum. Some of these places are better than others when it comes to seasonal heating and cooling indoors. It’s particularly important in an art museum to maintain the humidity levels indoors so that the artifacts can be preserved for generations to come.