• Wild Thing: Adventures with the Permanent Collection


    May 19 – September 30

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  • Refik Anadol: Infinity Room


    May 26 – September 30

    Timed entry is required to view this exhibition, and a limited number of patrons are permitted for each time of entry. Please be aware there may be a short wait to be admitted.

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  • Lydia Okumura: Situations


    June 9 – October 14

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upcoming events

Mystery in the Museum

Mystery in the Museum: The Mischievous Beast

Sat, Jul 14, 6:00 p.m.| Sold Out

One of the critters from an artwork has somehow come to life and is creating mischief throughout the museum. Follow clues and crack clever codes to figure out what this…

Flavor Lab

Flavor Lab

Thu, Jul 26, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Titillate your taste buds and satisfy your sweet tooth with this hands-on, expert-led demonstration and tasting featuring locally crafted Desert Durum Wheat Whiskey from Arizona Distilling Co. and confections from…

Wooly Creatures with Christy Puetz

The Studio @SMoCA: Wooly Creatures with Christy Puetz

Sat, Aug 4, Noon – 3 p.m.| Ticketed

Experience the magical art of felting wool to create a fuzzy creature to take home. Participants learn wet felting techniques and creature designs as they cut, sew and stuff a…

Yard Games for Art

Yard Games for Art

Fri, Aug 24, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

The outdoors come inside the cool museum, out of the summer heat. There’s nothing like some healthy competition among friends in these classic yard games with a SMoCA twist. The…

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 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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