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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5604
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This is one of the Phoenix area's leading modern art museums.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5604
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Danita Thomas H
Reviewed 13 May 2017

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 only has currently two exhibits running and a...More

Thank R P
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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.

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Luckily we visited on a free evening, otherwise I would have been very disappointed. I've visited contemporary museums in many cities, and this seems more like a collection of items that people donated because they no longer wanted them in their home. A collection of...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 28 March 2017

First, you should only visit this museum on Thursdays, because it is free the whole day, and on Friday evenings, because it is also free. The double digit admission fee is not worth the visit however. I will first cite a few good things about...More

Thank ragpast
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We enjoyed wandering through the museum. Very interesting artwork. Only need about an hour to go through it. Best of all...it was FREE,

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This isn't a very big museum. There were four galleries and one sculpture garden. Two of the galleries were a little boring to me. One gallery had a movie about Compton. I enjoyed that. Then the final gallery actually had some art. I enjoyed walking...More

Thank Fiolakitty
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were disappointed with our visit to the museum. It was very small and there was only one room with paintings. The rest of the space was used for films which were not interesting at all. Some of the films were disturbing. For a town...More

1  Thank Joanie M
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The museum was free on the Sunday I attended and had a particularly interesting film/video exhibit of artists and autobiography. Interesting space. Worth the stopover when in the area.

Thank RaceTraveler12
Reviewed 16 February 2017

SMOCA is a small but vibrant museum in the Scottsdale Civic Center. Renovated by WIll Bruder from a former movie theater, the space is attractive and easy to visit. The shows are often some of the most interesting in town.

1  Thank 18554travel
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