Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

One Saturday evening, afraid of getting bored in a nice weathered little tourist town called, Old Town Scottsdale, we thought we should get our act together and do something (whether we should be partying, pigging out, or just doing something productive) because nothing to do in this place isn’t a good excuse.

I quickly browsed online what to do and see that will not break a bank close to us and found ourselves couple of hours later at the Scottsdale Civic Center Park where art museums are abundant. There you’d find:

  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Scottsdale Historical Museum
  • Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts
  • Scottsdale Museum of the West

I have have been to the first two out of the four mentioned above during it’s Free Admission times. I honestly like Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art compared to MoMa (Museum of Modern Art in NYC). The featured artists I thought were more in-depth expressing their ideas and art, and as a creative artist I should be able to appreciate the difference which I do. I think that understanding what we like and what we don’t makes us understand who we are, what we are really made of.

I would like to share what I’ve seen in there and I appreciate how they allowed me to take photos of the masterpieces exhibited in the museum. The artists exhibited at the time were:

Both artists have stunning interpretation of their art that resonates meaningful things in life. Munro’s simple but practical masterpiece tells a good story but tells a fact that the pieces he used like the CDs and conveying the Morse codes were useful and practical communication methods used in navigation.

Bruno Munro's "Ferryman's Crossing"

Bruno Munro: Ferryman’s Crossing

Saar’s work on the other hand were so deep and dark, but it is screaming the tragic stories of the past. The African slavery, how the world changes gradually in a very hard and tumultuous process through her interpretation was stunning. The pieces can speak deeper to one’s soul and makes one somehow understand, if not totally, that it was not an easy journey but led to a beautiful present no one should ever forget.

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