• Photo: courtesy of Postcommodity

    southwestNET: Postcommodity

    Jan 31 – Apr 26, 2015

  • Unknown maker in Baghlan, Afghanistan, War Rug with Map of Afghanistan, date unknown; acquired in Peshawar, Pakistan, 1998. Knotted wool, 71 ¾ x 45 ¼ inches. Private collection

    Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia

    Jan 24 – Apr 19, 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)

    Currently On View

  • pink_turf

    James Marshall’s Winter Break

    Opens Jan 14


upcoming events

Photo: courtesy of Postcommodity

SMoCA’s Spring Opening Celebration

Feb 6|7:00p| Free

Join us to celebrate two new spring exhibitions on Friday, February 6 from 7:00 – 9:00p including southwestNET: Postcommodity and Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia. Mix…

Mothers Who Write instructors Deborah Sussman (right) and Amy Silverman (left). Photo by Evie Carpenter.

Mothers Who Write: Spring Workshop

Feb 19|6:00p| Ticketed

Join other moms who enjoy writing in a workshop series led by Amy Silverman from Phoenix New Times and Deborah Sussman from ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. No prior experience necessary….


No Festival Required: Levitated Mass

Feb 12|7:30p| Ticketed

See the story of artist Michael Heizer’s sculpture Levitated Mass at LACMA–the amazing, 10-day, $10-million journey of the 340-ton granite monolith that inspired a community. Directed by Doug Pray. Presented…


Lunch & Lit

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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