Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

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Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA)
Civic Plaza and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts.jpg
Established 1999

7374 E. 2nd St

Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
Coordinates 33°29′30″N 111°55′23″W / 33.491709°N 111.923034°W / 33.491709; -111.923034
Type Art [1]
Website SMoCA

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is the state of Arizona's only permanent museum dedicated solely to modern works of art, design and architecture. The museum is located in the Old Town district of downtown Scottsdale, Arizona.

The museum has five main galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden, showcasing works from both its growing permanent collection, as well as major traveling exhibitions. SMoCA hosts a large collection of special events and educational programs on a regular basis.


SMoCA was founded in 1999. The now-evocative, minimalist building is a complete retrofit of a previous corporate movie theater that once existed at the site just off the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, and adjacent to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. It was designed by Phoenix-based architect Will Bruder.

Atrium at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts.


  1. ^ Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art: About, SMoCA, 2008, retrieved 2008-12-09 

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