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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Photo courtesy of SMoCA
  • 7374 E 2nd St

    Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4414

  • Phone: 480-994-2787

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  • Hours:

    Jun - Aug 


    Wed 10pm-5pm

    Thu 10am-8pm

    Fri-Sat 10am-5pm

    Sun Noon-5pm Sep - May 


    Tue-Wed, Fri-Sat 10am-5pm

    Thu 10am-8pm

    Sun Noon-5pm

  • Type:
    Art Museums, Museums
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Five galleries and a sculpture garden make up the nucleus of this facility. Additional exhibits of interest include displays of international art, architecture and design, with a predominant focus on hometown attributes. The focus of the SMoCA is not on art from the past, but rather cutting edge contemporary art that deals in the thoughts and concerns of today. The museum is also home to the new SMoCA Lounge--designed as an accessible community space for creativity, imagination and contemplation. The Lounge features a film series, Lit Lounge events that bring together local writers and musicians, and a popular Brown Bag lecture series.





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"Free museum admission every Thursday from 12pm to 9pm."

Best Because: Modern art lovers won't want to miss a visit to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts.

Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art offers kid-friendly displays designed to expose the little ones to contemporary art.

Best for Free Things to Do Because: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art presents cutting edge modern art in an always unique and accessible fashion.