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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale
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When one visits the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, who will see what artists are doing/creating in the 21st Century! Lots of good "stuff" to view and/or experience.
I was looking for modern art. That's not what I found. The first major space was dedicated to themselves and their brief history - quite "self absorbed"! The second space was a history lesson on "don'... read more »
This little museum has free hours on some evenings - go then if you object to paying the admission price to see a tiny and rather oppressively self-conscious collection. That said, the building itself... read more »
There is always something awesome here. Great place to enjoy art in some peace and quiet. The gift shop might be expensive for my taste, but they have extremely unique and entertaining items.
If I could I would not give it any stars. If your Black or Hispanic AVOID this museum. You will be followed everywhere you go. I had this experience with my gf and we were watched in every room. These people that are dressed in black leaning against the wall are not here to help but to watch you. They literally chased my gf and I when we walked in different rooms JUST TO STARE! How the hell are you going to be racist when your promoting middle eastern people's arts and crafts at this museum? 😒 AVOID THIS PLACE! This is me and my gf's first time EVER being followed at a museum. One we will NEVER go back to.
Love this museum. Four spacious galleries house rotating contemporary exhibits that stimulate the senses and open the mind. The works featured are sometimes controversial, sometimes more objective, focusing on form and creating an environment or experience, but I have yet to be disappointed or bored by anything I see here. Museum is close by, easy to access so it's a great way to spend an hour or so. Gift shop offers up plenty of unique products and the grounds at Scottsdale Civic Center are beautiful for strolling through. SMoCA hosts plenty of lectures and social events as well if you want an experience with art that is more interactive with the community.
I visited for my first time for an Arizona Community Foundation event and am so thankful for it, otherwise I don't know if I would have made time to check it out. The art director is incredible and with her staff is bringing the SMOCA to life in a way I've never experienced before with it's Permanent Collection / Impermanent Museum exhibit. I can't wait to go back! You also shouldn't miss the Mel Roman exhibit through Oct 2, 2016!!
Delightful experience. Lovely people. Perhaps someday they'll be able to expand as the space is rather limited.
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