Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
photo: Bill Timmerman ©1999
Mission: The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art champions creativity, innovation and the vitality of the visual arts. We seek both to build and to educate audiences for modern and contemporary art, as well as to provide opportunities for the artistic community -- locally, nationally and internationally. SMoCA provides a memorable experience of art, architecture and design by exploring new curatorial approaches and by highlighting cultural context. We interpret, exhibit, collect and preserve works in these media.
Founded in 1999, the Museum is a unique and vital cultural resource for the Southwest, serving local audiences as well as visitors from throughout the United States and abroad. Designed by award-winning architect Will Bruder, SMoCA's minimalist building has five galleries for showcasing changing exhibitions and works from the Museum's growing permanent collection. SMoCA also features an outdoor sculpture garden housing James Turrell's Knight Rise, one of the renowned artist's few public skyspaces, and Scrim Wall, a monumental curtain of prismatic glass by James Carpenter Design Associates. The Museum presents a wide variety of educational programs and special events for adults and families, including lectures, docent-led tours, workshops and classes.
MUSEUM LOCATION AND PARKING:
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 -- in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road.
As of February 2009, free parking is available in the public
parking garage located to the west of SMoCA & the Scottsdale Center
for the Performing Arts and directly behind Los Olivos restaurant on Wells
Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking
Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library
parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street
For hours and admission fees please see the museum's website.
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