• Squidsoup

    Ocean of Light: Submergence – A Squidsoup Project

    May 6 – September 24, 2017

  • John Tinker

    [dis]functional: Products of Conceptual Design

    May 13 – September 24, 2017

  • Dominique Blain

    I’m Sorry But It’s Hard to Imagine

    May 20 – September 10, 2017

  • Visions ’17

    Visions ’17

    May 2, 2017 – September 17, 2018

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

    Currently On View


upcoming events

Cate Blanchett image for Manifesto film

Film & Conversation: Manifesto

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

Artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt’s new film features award-winning actor Cate Blanchett playing 13 different roles embodying some of the most influential and emotional artist manifestos from the 20th century.

The Art Guys

Artist Talk: The Art Guys

Thu, Sep 7, 7:00 p.m.| Free

Jokers of the art world, The Art Guys (Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing), return to SMoCA to discuss their use of humor and everyday objects to demystify art.

Coding with Galvanize

The Studio @SMoCA: Coding with Galvanize

Sat, Sep 9, Noon – 3 p.m.| Ticketed

Want to learn HTML or CSS computer code? Join us and local coding school Galvanize in this beginner’s-level workshop about computer-based coding. Light bites and refreshments provided. Bring your own…

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Art Handlers Triathlon

Thu, Sep 14, 6:00 p.m.| Free

Join us for this second annual event where art world professionals discuss what happens behind the scenes in local galleries and museums. Afterwards, museum workers step into the spotlight to…

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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