• SMS, Issue 1, 1968. Offset lithographs, dimensions variable. Collection of SMoCA; purchased with funds provided by David and Sara Lieberman. Photo: Dana Buhl

    Collective Dissent: The SMS Portfolios

    May 16 – Sep 13, 2015

  • Gabriel Sierra, Hang It All, from the series “Madrastranaturaleza” (Stepmothernature), 2006–2008. Metal and fruits. Courtesy Mirella and Dani Levinas Collection. © Gabriel Sierra. Photo: Gabriel Sierra


    May 30 – Aug 30, 2015

  • Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Pavilion of the Blind, 2013. Mechanized vertical blinds, shades, and panel systems (custom colored), motors and micro-controller, 120 x 192 x 48 inches. Edition 2/2. Courtesy of the artists and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York. © Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins

    Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins: The Collaborationists

    Jun 6 – Sep 13, 2015


upcoming events

Laurie Simmons, The Music of Regret (still), 2006

Film: The Music of Regret

Sep 3|7:00 pm| Ticketed

Artist Laurie Simmons’s 2006 film continues her interest in suburbia and nostalgia and includes performances by the Alvin Ailey 2 Dancers and Meryl Streep. Discussion follows with Adriene Jenik, artist…

Kelly Richardson, Mariner 9, 2012. Panoramic video installation with sound; 9 × 43 feet, 5.1 audio, 20 minute seamless loop. Originally commissioned by Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. Courtesy of the artist and Birch Contemporary, Toronto, Canada. © Kelly Richardson. Photo: Colin Davison

Artist Talk: Kelly Richardson

Sep 10|7:00 pm| Free

Hear artist Kelly Richardson talk about the scientific and artistic inspirations for her sublime video installations and the technical wizardry that makes them possible, plus get a sneak peek at her exhibition.

Nicholas de Monchaux,  Spacesuit:
Fashioning Apollo , 2011

Author Talk: Nicholas de Monchaux

Sep 26|2:00 pm| Free

From Christian Dior to cyborgs, 18th century androids to JFK, UC Berkeley Professor of Architecture Nicholas de Monchaux shares the story behind the engineering of the Apollo spacesuit in his book Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo.

Bruce Munro

Artist Talk: Bruce Munro

Oct 1|7:00 pm| Free

Hear artist Bruce Munro talk about his large-scale light installations and the creative shifts that occur when he moves them from outdoor, public spaces to museum galleries. Seating first come, first served. To…

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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