Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale

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  • We enjoyed the light display that was interactive and some of the compelling art. Not sure it was worth $20 but glad to support art even though this was not one of our favorite visits.  more »
  • The building is lovely in many aspects and when my Mother and I visited on Wednesday, the admission was free, but I gave a small donation. The lovely front desk lady explained to us that the museum on...  more »
  • Very disappointed in the exhibits. I have visited this museum before and found exhibits interesting, not this time. The building is beautiful and the location is great.  more »
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  • It is always a treat to be able to visit the art museums and look at the preserved art. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is the only permanent museum in Arizona which presents the best of contemporary art from around the world. The museum also collaborates with other museums of art and art centers in Arizona and other states. They also have regular exhibitions which rotate continually and they use the process to create educational experiences for all ages. The outdoor courtyard of the museum is a natural showcase of beauty of nature and it added to my enjoyable visit.
  • The only Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona, SMoCA is unique in its choices, exhibits and offerings. Although some children may enjoy this museum, it caters to an older and more sophisticated clientele. Great spot for a date. Parking is free, but difficult to navigate. I visited on National Museum Day, which by coincidence was a Thursday. Every Thursday, admission to the museum is FREE! Right in the Heart of Scottsdale's​ Civic Center, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art truly reminds visitors of Scottsdale's Roots: that Scottsdale hasn't much changed from its small-town feel, its artist colony of well-hospitable eccentrics, in Sepia. A must-see for Old Town Scottsdale tourists, SMoCA is on par with Taliesin West in terms of local artistic importance. The museum is well-worth checking out, especially for free, on a Thursday, even if for only fifteen minutes!!
  • A small museum, not an overwhelming place to check some of the current art going on in the world scene, just the right scale. One can see different exhibitions each month and attend other events. The pictures are from the installation "Ocean of light: Submergence" by Squidsoup... a refreshing plunge!
  • I've been to Contemporary Art museums across the country but I think the one in Scottsdale is the most approachable. It offers a variety of programming to reach out to different groups of people (including teenagers). I appreciate the community outreach. It is conveniently located in Old Town and they have a GREAT Gift Shop. Plan on bringing a few bucks to get a memorable gift on your way out. Many of the exhibits are interactive so I was able to get lost in the experience for a bit. Great times.
  • Great small museum to pass the time in, the installations when I visited were all interesting. Definitely a place to visit.