Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale

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  • August 6, 2017
    If you're trying to beat the heat in a Phoenix summer, or if you just want to try something different, you could definitely do worse than Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, or SMoCA. Right now, th...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    A nice modern art collection in a striking building . A pleasant way to get indoors for an hour or so.  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Ocean of Lights exhibit was definitely the highlight of our visit. The Museum is a three room gallery and features an eclectic mix of art. Take a walk through the grounds; lots to enjoy. And visit the...  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    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.
  • June 12, 2017
    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!!
  • May 17, 2017
    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!
  • February 16, 2017
    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.
  • July 4, 2017
    Great small museum to pass the time in, the installations when I visited were all interesting. Definitely a place to visit.

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