Contemporary Art Beyond Imagination
For those that appreciate art it’s a wonderful thing to admire. I recently visited the Scottsdale Museum for Contemporary Art (SmoCA) to see their new installations. What’s great about SMoCA is that they focus solely on contemporary art. They define contemporary art as artworks between 1970 to present, including architecture and design. Unlike large museums where exhibits can be displayed for years, SMoCA displays around10 – 14 exhibits every year, rotating all exhibits roughly every 3 months keeping it fresh and new. The process to find stunning artists for their exhibit is not an easy process either. They search for artists all over the nation to see what would be the perfect fit for SMoCA and what visitors would love to see.
SMoCA currently has on display through January 2011
Thirty Years of Collecting: A Recent Gift to the Museum
Approximately 100 new works of contemporary art given to SMoCA by Sante Fe based collectors Don and Carolyn Eason.
Mondernity and Its Discontents
New photographers being introduced into the twenty-first century upheaval
Jean Shin and Brian Ripel: Unlocking
An uncanny visual relationship between the horizontal profile of traditional keys and the Arizona landscape.
Bridges: Spanning the Ideas of Paolo Soleri
Drawings, models, and videos of Paolo Soleri’s vision of bridges.
SMoCA is very centrally located in the downtown Scottsdale area. Whether you are shopping, eating, or even watching a Spring Training game you’re only a short walk over to SMoCA. If you’re in the downtown Scottsdale area be sure to stop on by SMoCA and admire some art!