• Special Holiday Hours @SMoCA for Christmas and New Years

    December 24, 25, 31 and January 1

  • 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


upcoming events


Film & Conversation: Visages, Villages (Faces, Places)

Thu, Dec 14, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

With chance encounters and a passion for images, renowned New Wave filmmaker Agnès Varda and street artist JR travel through rural France photographing and flyposting images of those they meet…

James Turrell

Sunrise in the Skyspace

Fri, Dec 22, 6:15 a.m.| Ticketed

Join us early birds and experience the winter solstice in James Turrell’s Knight Rise Skyspace. As the sun rises, the light subtly shifts one’s perception of the sky’s color. Through…

Paolo Soleri Scottsdale

Panel Discussion: Paolo Soleri as Visionary

Thu, Jan 11, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

SMoCA curator of contemporary art Claire C. Carter will moderate a conversation between scholar Jonathon Keats and architect and student of Soleri, Will Bruder. The conversation will place Soleri among…

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viceland @smoca: Water Wars

Thu, Jan 18, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Water politics has been an ongoing global concern as populations grow and droughts plague certain regions. In this screening, the provocative shows Abandoned and RISE from the cable television channel…

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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