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Join us for a spectacular season of new exhibitions at SMoCA! Mingle with artists and art lovers while exploring the exhibitions. There will be music by Arizona Music Force, a cash bar, and food by Dilla Libre, so come celebrate with us! 

ONE Membership

Scottsdale Arts ONE Members, make sure to RSVP to the Fall Opening Celebration! ONE Members will receive one drink ticket and ONE Member Contributors ($250 and higher) will receive one voucher for Dilla Libre and two drink tickets—our treat!  

Take advantage of your ONE Membership and get a special ONE Member preview earlier in the day. All ONE Members get exclusive access to the new exhibitions before they open to the public on Friday, October 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Make sure to get your timed-admission slot before they fill up.

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Exhibitions Included:

Phillip K. Smith III: Three Parallels

Oct. 29, 2022–Aug. 6, 2023

Southern California artist Phillip K. Smith III creates experiential art that highlights changes in perception as related to light, color, time, and space. Using reflection, varying translucency, and shifting color, the artist’s interior installations provide richly hued environments that respond to the spatial and atmospheric conditions. As with other artists of the Light and Space movement, Smith transforms spaces to expand the sensorial experience of viewers. This exhibition presents a new large-scale, site-specific work that incorporates Smith’s precisely paced program of changing colors. Learn More


Exhibition support provided by Walter & Karla Goldschmidt Foundation, and Louise Roman & Will Bruder.

In Our Time: Selections from the Singer Collection

Oct. 1, 2022–Feb. 12, 2023

In Our Time: Selections from the Singer Collection includes a selection of paintings and works on paper collected by Iris and Adam D. Singer over the span of 16 years. Anchored by the work of 27 contemporary artists living and working in cities such as London, Beijing, New York, New Haven, Los Angeles, Accra, and Nairobi, In Our Time speaks to the immediacy of this moment on a global scale, as well as the key ideas, narratives, and concerns that artists have been exploring over the past 25 years. This selection of 40 paintings and works on paper includes a range of styles and approaches, careers from emerging to established, and themes both personal and ubiquitous. Learn More


Exhibition support provided by Charles Schwab, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management and Valdes Group of Merrill Private Wealth.

Inside Job: Staff Selections from the SMoCA Collection

Oct. 22, 2022–April 30, 2023

Inside Job offers unique perspectives on the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Collection by those who work most closely with it. More than 20 Scottsdale Arts staff members present artworks that resonate with them, providing a glimpse into who they are, the work they do, and why they do it. Through personal stories and anecdotes, the staff members encourage visitors to explore the human connections we make with contemporary art. Learn More


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