• 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

  • Spy-Studio_web_landscape

    Spy Studio

    Sep 23 – Jan 18, 2015

  • James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek), Shift, 2014. Latex paint on wall. The Store@SMoCA and Nancy and Art Schwalm Sculpture Courtyard. Co-commissioned by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Public Art. Photo: © Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects

    Murals by James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek)

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upcoming events

Writer/Performer, Jimmy Doyle

Lit Lounge: Dec 26

Dec 26|7:00p| Ticketed

The award-winning, highly-charged story-performing series where writers and performers share true stories fused together with live music. Featuring award-winning author and television writer on the popular series Transparent, Ali Liebegott, Slam…

Writer/Performer, Jessie Kahnweiler

Lit Lounge: Jan 9

Jan 9|7:00p| Ticketed

This special Lit Lounge tackles difficult issues with humor, honesty, and guts. Featuring comedian and contributor to Huffington Post, Elle, and Jezebel Jessie Kahnweiler; author author Paul Bendix; author Tania…


No Festival Required Film: “The Human Scale”

Jan 15|7:30p| Ticketed

50% of the world’s population now lives in cities. After 40 years of studying human behavior, Danish architect Jan Gehl argues we can build cities accountable to our needs for…

Lunch & Lit

Jan 16|12:00p| Ticketed
Feb 20|12:00p| Ticketed

Read the book or don’t. But do join us for delicious food and tasty conversation in SMoCA Lounge for Lunch & Lit. For just $10 (it’s free if you’re a Friend…

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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James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek), Radiate, 2014. Latex paint on wall. SMoCA Lounge. Commissioned by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: © Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects

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