• Roelof Louw, Soul City (Pyramid of Oranges), 1967. 6,000 oranges, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Richard Saltoun, London. © Roelof Louw

    The Five Senses: Janet Cardiff, Olafur Eliasson, Spencer Finch, Roelof Louw and Ernesto Neto


    Feb 1 – May 4, 2014

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  • Leslie Shows, Coupler, 2014 (detail). Acrylic, ink, plexiglass, synthetic rubber and wood on aluminum, 42 x 33 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA. © Leslie Shows

    Leslie Shows: Surfacing


    Feb 8 – May 4, 2014

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  • South Mountain High School student on the 'Whale Bike.' Photo: Jeremiah Toller

    Art In Motion


    Jan 30 – Apr 20, 2014

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upcoming events

SMoCA Director Tim Rodgers (left); and Associate Director Sara Cochran (right). Sara's photo by Sean Deckert.

A Brave New World: SMoCA Directors Tim Rodgers & Sara Cochran Face the Future

Apr 21|5:30p| Free

You are cordially invited to join SMoCA’s Director Tim Rodgers and Associate Director, Curator and Educator Sara Cochran as they contemplate the possible roles and meanings of the contemporary art…

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Prospective Docent Coffee Meeting with Sara Cochran

Apr 24|9:30a| Free

Want to learn how to share your love of art? Join us for this informative coffee meet-up to learn about SMoCA’s Docent Program. SMoCA’s newly appointed Associate Director, Curator and Educator…

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AURA SMoCA Fundraiser 2014

May 10|7:00p| Ticketed

When our senses are set free, unexplainable phenomena occur… The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts presents AURA, Saturday, May 10, 2014.  Please join us at the Museum for a night…

Odyssey Family Day for Mother's Day

Odyssey Family Day on Mother’s Day

May 11|12:00p| Free

On Sunday, May 11 from 12:00 noon to 3:00p, SMoCA invites families to take a magical journey this Mother’s Day to see the Museum completely transformed into a kaleidoscopic wonderland…

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 a virtual laboratory of art + life where the synergy of contemporary art, design, food, cocktails, lively dialogue, education and community can intersect and evolve.
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SMoCA Lounge

SMoCA Lounge is open until 9 pm on Friday and Saturday with free museum admission after 5 pm.

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