Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale

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  • We visited the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art for a brief visit to view the Paolo Soleri exhibit, which was closing that weekend. The museum is located next to the Scottsdale municipal building...  more »
  • Unexpected find in the civic cultural area. Unique collection of Soleri's works-sketch books, models, drawings, posters. Australian artwork also quite fascinating.  more »
  • We’ve been to this museum twice now. We’ve enjoyed their exhibits and I love that they have free admission after 5:00 on Friday and Saturday. So it’s convenient if you attending a show at the Center f...  more »
  • Honestly, I want to give this place 3 stars but that's kinda unfair because it just didn't meet my expectations. I came here after seeing the Phoenix art museum (Go there, go now, MY GOD is that place wonderful) and really there is just no variety here compared to the Phoenix Art museum. That's not to say that this place isn't good. I mean it isn't, but it's not bad. It's a cute little museum to maybe bring your girlfriend to if she really wants to go. But the spinning cone chair is magnificent! I had so much fun spinning on that chair! Anyway just check it out for yourself, you know, if you're an art buff :)
  • I go to this museum most times I visit Phoenix. It's small and nice and they always have interesting exhibits. I really enjoyed the Paolo soleri exhibit until I found out he molested his daughter! Gross!
  • Very neat place. The Ocean of Light exhibit is fun. Okay place for kids, except for the light exhibit and lounge room I was having to stop my kids over and over from touching exhibits. The museum is small and you can see it all in under an hour. There is a gift shop and large clean restrooms. Kids 14 and under are free. The shops, restaurants and grounds around the museum are nice. You will find the large LOVE exhibit outside behind the museum, great photo spot.
  • Every exhibit is beautifully and thoughtfully curated. Light installations, sculpture, artists' sketchbooks, interactive art, everything is striking. I love this place, and I try to visit whenever I can.
  • Small but definitely a fun place to visit. It’s free and it is in old town Scottsdale so you can walk around the shops as well. We had a layover and visited this place and then rented the lime bikes and road around old town.

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