• Pitseolak Ashoona

    Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait


    February 3 – May 27

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  • southwestNET: Acid Baroque


    February 10 – May 20, 2018

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  • Today’s Norms Are Tomorrow’s Luxuries
    Luis Alfonso Villalobos


    February 17—May 13, 2018

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


    Currently On View

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upcoming events

Documentary Video Art Festival

Thu, Apr 26, 7:00 p.m.| Free

A showcase of experimental short videos highlighting social, cultural and personal topics. These artworks were produced by students in Documentary Video Art as part of the Intermedia program of the…

Unwind @SMoCA

Sat, May 5, 9:30 a.m.| Ticketed

Had a stressful week? Head over to SMoCA to unwind with an exclusive morning wind-down session with guided meditation in the James Turrell Knight Rise Skyspace, curator-led coloring activities with…

Artist Talk: Claudio Dicochea

Thu, May 10, 7:00 p.m.| Free

Hear artist Claudio Dicochea talk about his exhibition Acid Baroque and its exploration of fandom, race, science, national identity, pop imagery and visual culture.

Andrea Hanley

Curator Talk: Andrea Hanley

Thu, May 24, 7:00 p.m.| Free

Curator Andrea R. Hanley, Navajo, from the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will join us to speak about the exhibition Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family…

Programs for Schools

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.
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Child Drawing

The SMoCA Lounge

A gallery transformed, SMoCA Lounge is the intersection of art, design, lively dialogue, education and community. Open until 9 p.m. on Fri & Sat with free museum admission after 5 p.m.
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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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