If you’re looking for fun attractions in Phoenix, head to a movie at a museum

Museums have morphed into much more than places to see art.

In downtown Phoenix, the Phoenix Art Museum hosts FREE movies on Sunday afternoons, and occasionally on Monday evenings. The Phoenix Art Museum has the largest collection (17,000 works) of fine art in the Valley, with paintings by such masters as Monet and Frida Kahlo, and sculptures, fashion and installations by American, European and Asian artists.

The Phoenix Art Museum may not have popcorn and Raisinets, but they show thought-provoking films that often underscore topics in their art exhibitions. Following the films, audience members are treated to discussions by experts in the field. Movies are free of charge. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Sunday, May 9 at 1:00pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a classic: “Mrs. Miniver,”  which won Best Actress and Best Picture in 1943.

Sunday, May 16 at 1:00pm

The movie “Ansel Adams” explores the life and work of the photographer.

Monday, May 26 at 7:00pm

This double feature presents two films about photographer Milton Rogovin. “Picture Man: The Poetry of Photographer Milton Rogovin” weaves Rogovin’s photographs and poetry. “The Rich Have Their Own Photographers” explores how Rogovin’s camera became his political voice after the Buffalo News called him a “top red” in 1957.

Sunday, May 30 at 1:00 pm

“Tokyo Is Dreaming” focuses on the varied facets that make up life in Tokyo. The film is set to a score by John Convertino of the band Calexico. The film’s director Peter Chang and producer Mitch Cullin will attend this special screening.