• Jenny Holzer, Ribs, 2010. Eleven LED signs with blue, red and white diodes, text: US government documents, 58 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches each. Courtesy of the artist and Cheim & Read, New York. © 2010 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay

    Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns


    Sep 28 – Jan 11, 2015

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    Spy Studio


    Sep 23 – Jan 18, 2015

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  • Artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek) stands in front of SMoCA's outer courtyard wall mural titled "Radiate" 2014, co-commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art. Image copyright Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects.

    Wall murals by James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek)


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upcoming events

Writer, Maggie Rowe

Lit Lounge: Oct 24

Oct 24|7:00p| Ticketed

The award-winning, highly-charged story-performing series where writers and performers share true stories fused together with live music is returning to its regular home in SMoCA Lounge on Oct 24! This…

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Sleuths and Spies Halloween Dance Party

Oct 31|7:00p| Ticketed

James Bond? Nancy Drew? Professor Plum? Which super sleuth will you be for this tricks and treats dance-a-thon? Start your Halloween pre-party at SMoCA with two hours of fun! Bring your…

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Artist James Marshall (Dalek) Returns!

Nov 7|7:00p| Free
Nov 8|10:00a| Free

Spend time with the artist of SMoCA’s new murals located in the Lounge, the retail store and outdoor courtyard. SMoCA and Scottsdale Public Art are bringing James Marshall (Dalek) back to…

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Covert Operations Symposium

Nov 22|1:00p| Ticketed

Artists Hasan Elahi, David Gurman and David Taylor speak about their artwork, field research and motivations to investigate electronic surveillance, terrorist profiling and classified government programs with SMoCA Curator Claire C. Carter…

Programs for Kids

SMoCA is delighted to share with school children and teachers a stellar season of exciting learning experiences, from arts activities to guided tours and slide presentations brought free of charge to your classroom.
We invite you to participate.

Child Drawing

The SMoCA Lounge

A gallery transformed, SMoCA Lounge is the intersection of art, design, lively dialogue, education and community. Open until 9:00p on Fri & Sat with free museum admission after 5:00p.
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A view of SMoCA Lounge designed by artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek). Photo copyright Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects
SMoCA Lounge redesigned by artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek). Photo copyright Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects

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