• 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: 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…

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The Studio @SMoCA: Cyanotypes with Annie Lopez

Sat, Aug 5, Noon – 3 p.m.| Ticketed

Create your own cyanotype prints with artist Annie Lopez! Annie will explain the process of printing with this method and guide you through from start to finish. You can bring…

Yard Games

Yard Games for Art

Fri, Aug 11, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Beat the heat at the coolest yard in town – SMoCA Lounge! Come check out our take on classic summertime yard games, like ring toss and giant Jenga, and win…

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Film & Conversation: Manifesto

Thu, Aug 24, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt’s new film features award-winning actor Cate Blanchett playing 13 different roles embodying some of the most influential and emotional artist manifestos from the 20th century.

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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