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Inside Job: Staff Selections from the SMoCA Collection  

Oct 22, 2022 - Apr 30, 2023

Inside Job offers unique perspectives on the SMoCA Collection by those who work most closely with it. Through personal stories and anecdotes, Scottsdale Arts staff members encourage visitors to explore the human connections we make with contemporary art.  

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.  

The co-curators share how art is personally and professionally meaningful in its ability to spark memories and forge emotional connections, inspire multidisciplinary collaboration and encourage creative problem-solving. Humor, nostalgia, and cultural critique accompany inside perspectives on working in the arts, providing accessible insights into the collection. We invite visitors to interactively explore the varied personalities and diverse career trajectories of our staff and to consider how their own life and work influences a connection to contemporary art.  

Inside Job features works that reflect the scope of the SMoCA Collection, including recent acquisitions and some familiar favorites. Artworks were selected by Scottsdale Arts staff working in administration, development, human resources, marketing and communications, protection services, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts programming, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation, and SMoCA. 

Organized by Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and co-curated by Scottsdale Arts staff with Charlotte Quinney, Ph.D., campus engagement coordinator.

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