• Pitseolak Ashoona

    Akunnittinni: A Kinngait Family Portrait

    February 3 – May 27

  • southwestNET: Acid Baroque

    February 10 – May 20, 2018

  • Today’s Norms Are Tomorrow’s Luxuries
    Luis Alfonso Villalobos

    February 17—May 13, 2018

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

    Currently On View

  • cheese slice

    Authenticated Cheese Slice from Cheese Grid by The Art Guys

    Sep 13 – Mar 28, 2018


upcoming events

Mystery in the Museum:
The Curious Curator

Sat, Mar 3, 6:00 p.m.| Ticketed

A curator mysteriously vanished in the museum while doing research for an upcoming project. It is your task to solve puzzles and follow clues throughout the museum to find her….

Yard Games for Art:
Spring Break Edition

Fri, Mar 16, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

The outdoors are coming inside the museum just in time for Spring Break! There’s nothing like some healthy competition among friends in these classic yard games with a SMoCA twist….

Behind-the-Scenes @SMoCA:
Jim Morris, Pixar Animation Studios

Thu, Mar 22, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Join us for the opportunity to hear Jim Morris, President of Pixar Animation Studios, give a behind-the-scenes breakdown of the creative, technical and production process Pixar used to create the…

Dan Savage

Out@SMoCA: Dan Savage

Thu, Apr 5, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Writer, TV personality and activist Dan Savage joins us to discuss his frank approach to social commentary and activism. Signed copies of one of Savage’s books will be raffled 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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