Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Home to Scottsdale, AZ Greatest Art

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art makes for a perfect place to visit for art lovers. The museum is situated in Arizona and is home to contemporary art, architecture, and design from all over the world. Being an art enthusiast and a student of humanities, I decided to visit the museum with my friend, Manas. Since both of us were ardent on saving money, we decided to visit the museum on Thursday when there is no visitation fee. The museum had a lasting impact on both of us, and I would surely recommend art lovers to visit the museum at least once. The museum is located at 7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Phone: (480) 874-4666.

  • What To Expect On Your Visit To Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Art?

I have visited quite a few museums, but this one left a lasting impression on me. This is mostly because the museum perfectly manages to capture the essence of modern art. We first heard of the museum from our other friends who couldn’t stop talking about the Knight Rise skyspace by James Turrell, which is permanently on display in the museum. However, after my visit to the museum, I can assure you that there are many artifacts that deserve equal stature and will blow your mind away. This is because the museum is resplendent with artifacts that are a result of artistic expertise coupled with scientific innovation, similar to the Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs in town.  I had a particularly wild time with Manas because she is into Science and could easily point out the hidden Science behind the art pieces.

  • Souvenir Stop At The Gift Shop

After spending a lot of time navigating the various pieces of art in the museum, Manas and I decided to spend a considerable amount of time at the museum’s gift store. There we were able to shop for some gifts to take back to our families. I got a tee shirt for my sister and a James Turrell print for my parents. Manas got her mother some studded jewelry. It was quite a difficult decision because the gift store has it all, right from books to contemporary art pieces. They have genres ranging from high culture design to pop-culture. Not to forget, they also sell many signature merchandises. You can also find handbags and clothing items like scarves in the store. In short, if you are a shopaholic, the store is bound to leave you mesmerized. Manas and I were so enthralled by their collection that long after the visit to the museum, we continued shopping at the gift store through their online platform, and we have never faced disappointment.

  • Things You Must Keep An Eye Out For

Before visiting the museum, we familiarized ourselves with its schedule, and we found that it remains open from Sunday to Saturday and is closed on Monday. On its working days, it remains open from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, so we made sure that we planned our visit accordingly. If you are a student, remember to carry your student ID in order to pay only $7 instead of the usual $10. It is a good idea to visit the museum’s website on a regular basis because there are many exhibitions that the museum organizes from time to time. After visiting the museum, we signed up for their Newsletter, which keeps updating us with relevant information.

A visit to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art makes for a wholesome experience and is highly recommended.