• M. Jenea Sanchez, Dulce Guadalupe Garcia Anguamea, 2016. Chromogenic print. 40 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © M. Jenea Sanchez

    Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power

    October 1, 2016 – January 8, 2017

  • James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek), Shift, 2014. Latex paint on wall. The Store@SMoCA and Nancy and Art Schwalm Sculpture Courtyard. Co-commissioned by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Public Art. Photo: © Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects

    Murals by James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek)

    Currently On View

  • Architecture + Art: Everything Falls into Place When it Collapses

    Architecture + Art: Everything Falls Into Place When It Collapses

    October 15, 2016 – January 22, 2017


upcoming events


Good ‘N Plenty Artist Award

Fri, Oct 21, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Enjoy delicious desserts, strong coffee and the power to empower artists. Listen and watch as six local Creatives present their ideas for exciting new projects, then vote to determine who…

Smoca out


Thu, Oct 27, 6:00 p.m.| Ticketed

An energetic evening of art and fun, Out@SMoCA is the Museum’s special welcome to Arizona’s LGBTQ community and a colorful celebration of their great support of the arts in Scottsdale….

Image courtesy of Viceland


Thu, Nov 10, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

SMoCA presents the provocative shows Woman (2016 Emmy Nominee) and States of Undress from the brand-new VICELAND television channel developed by Peabody Award-winning VICE media. VICELAND @SMoCA kicks off with episodes that…


Arizona Obscura

Nov. 12, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.| Ticketed

Embrace the peculiarities of our desert home and join SMoCA for an architectural day trip inspired by Santiago Borja’s exhibition Architecture + Art: Everything Falls into Place When It Collapses….

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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James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek), Radiate, 2014. Latex paint on wall. SMoCA Lounge. Commissioned by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Photo: © Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects

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