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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good24%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
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7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5604
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only visit this museum if you are a student of this art form. If you are not: You will waste both your time and money & be incredibly bored.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is good in general but right now there is an amazing LED light installation that is a "must see." You can walk through it, touch the lights and take photos and videos. It is truly amazing. The rest of the collection is nice...More

Thank pamgro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent place to stop for a couple of hours and really enjoy the works there . It is exciting to see all that happens here Stop this weekend and enjoy it like we do

Thank 120jackh
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a good addition to a day in Scottsdale/Phoenix; don't plan for a long stay. There are three rooms with exhibits, each having its own theme. The Oceans of Light is mesmerizing and the pieces in the two other rooms made our group discuss...More

Thank Blakesleefam
Reviewed 6 August 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, they have their Ocean of Lights exhibit. Yes, it's enjoyable...More

Thank mentalgopher
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A nice modern art collection in a striking building . A pleasant way to get indoors for an hour or so.

Thank 55Mako75
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

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 larger gallery shop around the corner from the...More

Thank Jaypea_5
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I love going to SMCA, they have super up to date exhibits really cool installations and I learn a lot every time I go. The building is so interesting too.

Thank GilbertCustomer
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Only a few rooms but really interesting works on display. We saw an installation called 'Ocean of Light' (I think?) which was amazing!!

Thank anorth52
Reviewed 4 June 2017 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
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