Located in Scottsdale's popular Old Town district, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) features the most compelling modern and contemporary art, architecture and design from around the globe. Designed by award-winning architect Will Bruder, SMoCA's minimalist building (an ingenious renovation of a former movie theater) includes a public "skyspace" by the acclaimed artist James Turrell (one of only a handful in the world), where visitors can experience the ever-changing light of the desert sky. SMoCA also presents a wide variety of changing exhibitions, educational programs, docent-led tours and special events for adults and families.
Open Noon-5pm, Tues, Wed, Sun; Noon-9pm Thurs, Fri, Sat; Closed Monday
Museum is free all day Thursday, and Fri & Sat 5-9pm
Scottsdale Arts manages Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Public Art, and Scottsdale Arts Education and Outreach, and annually presents Canal Convergence and Scottsdale Arts Festival.