• Pedestal Corner

    Permanent Collection / Impermanent Museum


    May 14 – Oct 2, 2016

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  • Mel Roman

    Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire


    May 21 – Oct 2, 2016

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  • Sama Alshaibi 'Silsila

    southwestNET Sama Alshaibi: Silsila


    Jun 4 – Sep 18, 2016

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  • Public Trust exhibition

    Public Trust: It’s About What We Do


    Jun 4 – Sep 18, 2016

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  • 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)


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upcoming events

what Registrars do

Control + Care: What Registrars Do

Jul 7|2:00 pm| Free

Registrars from institutions across the Valley come together for a kiss-and-tell-all on the diverse collections they manage and some of the unique issues they encounter on the job.

Smocasana Toni Teplisky

SMoCAsana: Toni Teplitsky

Jul 9|11:00 am| Ticketed

Join local yoga teacher Toni Teplitsky for SMoCAsana: an all-levels, 60-minute yoga flow class in the SMoCA Lounge.

Better Living Through Criticism AO Scott

Lit Happy Hour
Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth by A.O. Scott

Jul 14|5:45 pm| Ticketed

When New York Times’s chief film reviewer A.O. Scott panned the movie The Avengers, actor Samuel L. Jackson unleashed his fans who took to social media to decry Scott.

The Destruction of Memory, 2016.

Film + Conversation The Destruction of Memory

Jul 21|7:00 pm| Ticketed

See the Arizona premiere of this film that describes the unprecedented destruction of humanity’s patrimony in Iraq and Syria.

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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