• cheese slice

    Authenticated Cheese Slice from Cheese Grid by The Art Guys

    Sep 13 – Mar 28, 2018

  • Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists From Aboriginal Australia

    September 23, 2017 – January 21, 2018

  • Paolo Soleri Scottsdale

    Repositioning Paolo Soleri: The City Is Nature

    October 14, 2017 – January 28, 2018

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

    Currently On View


upcoming events

Valley of the Dolls

Valley of the Dolls: A 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thu, Oct 5, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

It’s the 50th anniversary of The Valley of the Dolls, the movie version of Jacqueline Susann’s groundbreaking novel of sex, drugs, and show biz shenanigans. An all-star cast of hard-luck…

Marking the Infinite

Panel Discussion: The Innovation of Traditions

Thu, Oct 12, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Join Miami-based collectors and philanthropists Debra and Dennis Scholl, along with experts in Australian Aboriginal art, including Henry F. Skerritt, curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Collection at the University of…

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Good ‘N Plenty Artist Award

Fri, Oct 20, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Join us in the SMoCA Lounge for coffee, treats and our annual Good ‘N Plenty fundraiser. Six local creatives will present their ideas for exciting new projects, and the audience…

Mark Klett

Artist Talk: Mark Klett

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

Photographer Mark Klett joins us to discuss how working in the specific desert landscape of the Southwest has influenced his practice. Mark Klett is a photographer interested in the intersection…

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 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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