• 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

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Lit Happy Hour: The Contemporaries: Travels in the 21st Century Art World by Roger White

Thu, Jun 29, 5:45 – 7 p.m.| Ticketed

Often skeptical of the art world, author and artist Roger White offers a glimpse into the inner workings of the American art world in this moment of uncertainty, unparalleled ambition…

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Lit Up: 8-Week Improv Workshop

Select Sundays, Jul 9 – Aug 27, 1 – 3:30 p.m.| Ticketed

This 8-week course, teaches intuitive improvisational comedy and theater techniques. Boost your creativity and wit while you turn your life experiences into free-flowing personal narratives. The course concludes with a…

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Film & Conversation: David Lynch: The Art Life

Thu, Jul 13, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Filmmaker David Lynch is known for cult classics like Eraserhead and Twin Peaks, but this intimate look into Lynch’s life examines the experiences that shaped his unusual imagination and surveys…

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Lit Happy Hour: Culture as Weapon: The Art of Influence in Everyday Life By Nato Thompson

Thu, Aug 3, 5:45 – 7 p.m.| Ticketed

Thompson is the artistic director of Creative Time, the nonprofit organization which commissions adventurous and large-scale works of art. His new book argues that culture is a powerful and direct…

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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