• NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999)

    Oct 13 – Jan 20, 2019

  • Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes

    Oct 27 – Feb 3, 2019

  • Janel Garza: Environ

    Dec 14 – Jan 1, 2020


upcoming events

James Turrell

Sunrise in the Skyspace

Fri, Dec 21, 5:30 a.m.| Sold Out

Celebrate the winter solstice in James Turrell’s Knight Rise Skyspace and toast the shortest day of the year with Irish coffee and pastries. It’s worth getting up early for!

Mystery in the Museum Counterspy Code

Encore Presentation!
Mystery in the Museum:
The Counterspy Code

Sat, Jan 19, 6:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Due to popular demand, there will be an encore presentation of Mystery in the Museum: The Counterspy Code! New recruits, The Agency is calling upon you for a top secret…

Lara :lecas

The Studio @SMoCA:
Textiles with Lara Plecas

Sat, Jan 26, 12:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Artist Lara Plecas will guide participants through the process of dyeing fibers using natural materials commonly found in the Southwest. Come away with new techniques and a one-of-a-kind creation, made…

Tara Logsdon

The Studio @SMoCA:
Thoughts and Bears with Tara Logsdon

Sat, Feb 9, 12:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Artist Tara Logsdon will help participants create a custom strand of sacred bear flags to hang at home using hand-drawn and embroidery methods. You’ll learn new techniques to create an…

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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