Originally a movie theater, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art was designed by Scottsdale-based architect Will Bruder. It has five always-changing galleries that are devoted to modern-day art, architecture and design. SMoCA, as the locals call it, is also known for Knight Rise, a “skyspace” created by internationally celebrated earth and light artist James Turrell. When in Scottsdale, be sure to check if SMoCA Nights is going on during your visit; this seasonal event usually coincides with exhibit openings, and it’s a lot of fun, with live DJ entertainment, fashion shows and drink specials. If you’re on a budget, visit SMoCA on a Thursday night for free admission.
- Open Hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 12:00 PM to 09:00 PM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Arts & Museums
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