• 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

  • cheese slice

    Authenticated Cheese Slice from Cheese Grid by The Art Guys

    Sep 13 – Mar 28, 2018

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

    Currently On View

  • Spring Opening Celebration

    Feb. 16, 7:00 – 9:00p


upcoming events

Harvesting Color

The Studio @SMoCA: Harvesting Color

Sat, Jan 20, Noon – 3 p.m.| Ticketed

Inspired by the artists of Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia to source local materials for artworks, we invited the experts from Peaceful Prairie Ranch in Prescott…

Lit Happy HourThe Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream by Stefan Al

Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 6 – 7:30 p.m.| Ticketed

Curator Claire C. Carter, will lead a discussion of The Strip: Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream, comparing the city’s postwar rise, urban design, architectural form and…

Flavor Lab:
Zak’s Chocolate

Fri, Feb 2, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Titillate your taste buds and satisfy your sweet tooth with this hands-on, chef-led demonstration and chocolate tasting by Zak’s Chocolate in time for Valentine’s Day. Surprise that special someone with…

Artist Talk:
Luis Alfonso Villalobos

Thu, Feb 15, 7:00 p.m.| Free

Enjoy a sneak peak of the latest Architecture + Art exhibition with Guadalajara-based artist Luis Alfonso Villalobos. Curator of CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Américas), ASU Art Museum, Casandra…

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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