Documentary Video Art Festival
Fri, Apr 28, 7:00 p.m.| Free
A showcase of experimental shorts highlighting social, cultural and personal topics. These artworks were produced by students in the Documentary Video Art class as part of the Intermedia program of…
Sat, May 6, 6 – 10 p.m.| Ticketed
Choose your boldest and brightest cyber chic attire to wear to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual fundraiser, SMoCA Mix 2017: TECH Sublime. This year’s event provides an evening of…
Artist Talk: Squidsoup
Thu, May 11, 7:00 p.m.| Free
Artist Anthony Rowe, from the U.K.-based collective Squidsoup, discusses the technology behind the collective’s large interactive, immersive installations.
Film + Conversation: Chris Burden
Thu, May 18, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed
Attend the Arizona premiere of this documentary that sheds light on the life and work of legendary artist Chris Burden, separating the man from the myth. Directors Timothy Marrinan and…
Film + Conversation: Chris Burden
Sat, May 20, 1:30 p.m.| Ticketed
Attend the Arizona premiere of this documentary that sheds light on the life and work of legendary artist Chris Burden, separating the man from the myth. Located in SMoCA Lounge.
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!
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;…
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…
Lit Up: 8-Week Improv Workshop
Select Sundays, Jul 9 – Aug 27, 1 – 3:30 p.m.| Ticketed
This 8-week course, teaches intuitive improvisational comedy and theater techniques. Boost your creativity and wit while you turn your life experiences into free-flowing personal narratives. The course concludes with a…
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…
Yard Games for Art
Tue, Aug 8, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed
Don’t let the heat keep you down—we will host summer indoors! Come to SMoCA to play classic yard games like giant Jenga, ring toss and cornhole, and win an original…
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.
Artist Talk: The Art Guys
Thu, Sep 7, 7:00 p.m.| Free
Jokers of the art world, The Art Guys (Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing), return to SMoCA to discuss their use of humor and everyday objects to demystify art.
Learn to be a SMoCA Docent
Thu, Sep 21, 9:30 a.m.| Free
Love contemporary art and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others? Join us for coffee while learning how to become a SMoCA Docent.