• Bill Owens, Our house is built with the living room in the back, so in the evening we sit out front of the garage and watch the traffic go by. From the series “Suburbia”, 1973. Gelatin-silver print, 7 x 9 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Robert Koch Gallery. © Bill Owens

    Bill Owens: Suburbia

    May 17 – Sep 7, 2014

  • Olafur Eliasson, Beauty, 1993. Spotlight, water, nozzles and hose, dimensions variable. Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Purchased with funds provided by Paul Frankel.  Installation view at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. Image courtesy of the artist, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and neugerriemschneider, Berlin. © Olafur Eliasson. Photo: Jens Ziehe

    Olafur Eliasson: Beauty

    May 6 – Aug 17, 2014

  • Larry Kornegay, "Untitled (White 2)," 1998. Graphite on paper, 35½ x 35½ inches. Museum purchase, with monies from the New Directions Fund. © Larry Kornegay. Photo: Tim Lanterman

    Linear Thinking: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    May 24 – Aug 24, 2014

  • Visions_Exposure_2014

    Visions: Exposure

    May 8 – Sep 7, 2014

  • Artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek) stands in front of SMoCA's outer courtyard wall mural titled "Radiate" 2014, co-commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art. Image copyright Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects.

    SMoCA Lounge redesign and wall murals by James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek)

    Currently On View


upcoming events

"Individualocracy," 2014 (detail) by Matthew Salenger in collaboration with Daniel Mayer and John Risseeuw, Pyracantha Press, School of Art,
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU.

Individualocracy: Urban Sprawl in Phoenix

Jul 31|7:00p| Free

How and why do people choose to live in Phoenix? Architect /artist Matthew Salenger (colab studio) and ASU art professors John Risseuuw and Dan Mayer talk about the unique publication…

Good 'N Plenty Aritst Awards Submissions OPEN!

Deadline for Good ‘N Plenty: Aug 1

Aug 1|12:00p| Free

Deadline for your creative Good ‘N Plenty award submissions: AUG 1 at Noon *Note: Applications sent after Aug 1, 2014 at 12:00p Arizona time will not be reviewed.   DOWNLOAD…


No Festival Required Film: “Cul de Sac: A Suburban War Story”

Aug 7|7:30p| Ticketed

As part of SMoCA’s Summer of Suburbia theme, No Festival Required Independent Cinema presents “Cul de Sac: A Suburban War Story,” directed by Garrett Scott. An examination of the actions…

Tania Katan presents a Good 'N Plenty Award

Good ‘N Plenty LIVE event!

Aug 29|7:00p| Ticketed

Eat sweet treats from the local bakery Pistol Whipped Pastry, drink the best coffee in AZ from Cartel Coffee Lab, watch up to six Creatives present zesty finalist projects and…

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 9:00p on Fri & Sat with free museum admission after 5:00p.
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A view of SMoCA Lounge designed by artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek). Photo copyright Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects
SMoCA Lounge redesigned by artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek). Photo copyright Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects

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