• Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

    Monday, May 29

  • 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

James Turrell

Sunset in the Skyspace

Fri, Jun 16, 6:45 p.m.| Ticketed

Join us and experience the summer solstice in James Turrell’s Knight Rise Skyspace. Signature cocktails and light bites will be provided. It’s worth it, we promise!

The Seasons in Quency

Film & Conversation: The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

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

A five-year project spearheaded by actor Tilda Swinton, the Arizona premiere of this multi-layered portrait of the late art critic John Berger is comprised of four film essays that combine…

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Panel Discussion: Art and Protest

Sun, Jun 25, 12:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Join us for a discussion on the intersection of art and activism. Explore how ACT UP, Black Lives Matter and grass-roots organizations have used art to fight AIDS and homophobia;…

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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…

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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