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“Not My Idea Of a Museum” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 E. 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-994-ARTS
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Ranked #23 of 52 Attractions in Scottsdale
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This is one of the Phoenix area's leading modern art museums.
Ocean City, MD
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27 reviews 27 reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“Not My Idea Of a Museum”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Maybe its just me, but when I pay to see a museum I expected to find a permanent collection which is curated. This place is a lovely building but more like a gallery. It has no real collection and the entire space upon our visit was devoted to a showing of a single photographer. The photographs were interesting but all on loan from a New York gallery.

Visited May 2012
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Julian, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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“No charge on Thursday...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Thursdays are your best bet here. Latest exhibit I thought was distrubing. My wife thought it "creepy". On Kiki Smith's Exhibit "I myself have seen it and there is no inspiration here". The other room with the "Economy of Means" - nothing new here, either. Attempting the eclectic...succeeding at the sophmoric. Spent 13 minutes in this museum.

Visited April 2012
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“In the Civic Center Plaza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Only went one time and the display was WEIRD! Maybe one has to catch it at the right time....or really like weird art.

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Phoenix, AZ
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“Scottsdale is good at art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

This Museum is in a building also housing a small performance theater and a classic film theater. The collection isn't large, but well worth visiting. So show up early for good free parking a few hours before the Performance Theater event - visit the half a dozen or so nearby places to eat within easy walking distance along the pedestrian mall.

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Santa Teresa di Gallura, Italy
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“Free on Thursdays”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

Not a huge museum, but if there is an exhibit that sounds interesting, worth seeing it here.

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