• Thanksgiving

    Holiday Hours Wednesday, Nov. 22 Open noon – 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23 Closed Thanksgiving

    November 22 and November 23

  • 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

documentary video art

Documentary Video Art Festival

Thu, Nov 30, 7:00 p.m.| Free

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


Panel Discussion: Preserving Paolo Soleri’s Legacy

Thu, Dec 7, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Cosanti Foundation Co-President Jeff Stein, former State Historic Preservation Officer Jim Garrison, and Director and Chief Curator Sara Cochran will discuss the future conservation and preservation efforts in support of…


Visages, Villages (Faces, Places)

Thu, Dec 14, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

With chance encounters and a passion for images, renowned New Wave filmmaker Agnès Varda and street artist JR travel through rural France photographing and flyposting images of those they meet…

James Turrell

Sunrise in the Skyspace

Fri, Dec 22, 6:15 a.m.| Ticketed

Join us early birds and experience the winter solstice in James Turrell’s Knight Rise Skyspace. As the sun rises, the light subtly shifts one’s perception of the sky’s color. Through…

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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