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    Please note that SMoCA will be closed Friday, Feb. 15 until 7 p.m. for the special free preview of Now Playing: Video 1999–2019.


    We'll see you at 7 p.m.!

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  • Now Playing: Video 1999–2019


    Feb 16 – May 19, 2019

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  • Janel Garza: Environ


    Dec 14 – Jan 1, 2020

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upcoming events

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SMoCA’s 20th Anniversary Opening Celebration

Fri, Feb 15, 7:00 p.m.| Free

Party like it’s 1999! Join us for the launch party of a year of festivities to celebrate Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s 20th anniversary and pledge support for the future…

Tania Katan

Tania Katan: Creative Trespassing

Fri, Feb 22, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Join us in celebrating this special book launch for Tania Katan’s Creative Trespassing: How to Put the Spark and Joy Back Into Your Work and Life. Creative disruptor, inspirational speaker…

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Dog Days @SMoCA

Sat, Mar 2, 6:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Bring your canine friend to SMoCA for an evening of curated play and refreshments for you and your pup, including a special sunset viewing in James Turrell’s Knight Rise Skyspace….

Flavor Lab: Collaborate, Decorate, Celebrate!

Flavor Lab: Collaborate, Decorate, Celebrate!

Sat, Mar 16, 12:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Decorate your cake and eat it too! Come celebrate SMoCA’s 20th birthday and learn decorating skills from the experts at Pixy Cakes as they guide participants in creating decorations for…

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.
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 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
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James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek), Radiate, 2014-2018. Latex paint on wall. SMoCA Lounge. Commissioned by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: © Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects

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