We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5604
480-994-ARTS
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Small and Few Exhibits

Before you go, check to see the current exhibits. For us, we found that one room was closed and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
damg
,
New York, NY
Very interesting museum, good for short visit

The museum has four main installations, each are unique and provoking. We really enjoyed the visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jhuang15
,
Toronto, Canada
Read all 126 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This is one of the Phoenix area's leading modern art museums.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION
7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5604
CONTACT
Website
480-994-ARTS
Write a ReviewReviews (126)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"small museum"
in 8 reviews
"light exhibit"
in 4 reviews
"changing exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"entire space"
in 2 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 2 reviews
"paolo soleri"
in 2 reviews
"phoenix area"
in 2 reviews
"old town"
in 4 reviews
"installation"
in 12 reviews
"video"
in 7 reviews
"media"
in 2 reviews
"aboriginal"
in 2 reviews
"library"
in 2 reviews
"interact"
in 2 reviews
"camera"
in 2 reviews
"cowboy"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Before you go, check to see the current exhibits. For us, we found that one room was closed and the permanent collection was disappointing. They had an exhibit of Inuit prints that made the trip worthwhile but only because I collect them. Again, don't go...More

Thank damg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has four main installations, each are unique and provoking. We really enjoyed the visit, including my 13 years old boy. The entrance fee is modest at $10 for adults, plan for about 1 hour for the visit. The location is central in Scottsdale,...More

Thank jhuang15
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This was a very nice, if small, art museum. I am a lover of impressionist art, so I did not connect with all of the art in the first room. The second exhibit was of the art of a family of Inuit women. I really...More

Thank Napervillia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is a pretty small museum, but the content is very interesting. It’s definitely worth a visit, especially in a free admissions night

Thank Samantha F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
4
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Museum has four changing exhibits. Free on Thursday. Worth a stop to beat the afternoon heat. Would be nice if they offered a narrated tour.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Although we've been to the Phoenix area many times, this was our first visit to the Art Museum. We saw an interesting, docent led tour of the unusual clothing designed by a young Dutch designer who incorporated into her designs elements of architecture and whimsy....More

Thank BKandCB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 March 2018

We visited this place after 5 PM, I think, and it happens to be free entry after that point. Which was a nice surprise!! :) This place has 3-4 main viewing areas, and each has very distinct exhibits. My daughter liked the architectural sections. However,...More

Thank Soung-Phoenix
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A small collection right now but I have no doubt that it will expand! A thought provoking experience & the staff is welcoming, knowledgeable, & helpful! The immediate area offers many interesting places to explore+enjoy...make a day of it & include lunch or dinner in...More

Thank upupandaway3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Given the art-forward, modern design orientation of the city, we were surprised at the limited space in the museum. Indeed one room is given over to a lounge-type environment with videos. The Solari exhibit was comprehensive and was time-appropriate after our Taliesin West tour. The...More

Thank pfcoach
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 February 2018

They have a James Terrel sky room, very nice, quiet and lovely, the building is quite good, large gift shop, nice friendly staff

Thank JVFKauai
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 76 hotels in Scottsdale
The Saguaro Scottsdale
918 reviews
.33 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Scottsdale Old Town
952 reviews
.44 km away
Scottsdale Marriott Suites Old Town
458 reviews
.58 km away
Howard Johnson Scottsdale Old Town
874 reviews
.64 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Rehab Burger Therapy
913 reviews
.25 km away
The Mission
2,311 reviews
.15 km away
AZ 88
408 reviews
.12 km away
Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse
267 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Attractions
Main Street Arts District
166 reviews
.34 km away
Old Town Scottsdale
4,564 reviews
.31 km away
Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market
37 reviews
.17 km away
Su Vino Winery
106 reviews
.20 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;