• Photo: courtesy of Postcommodity

    southwestNET: Postcommodity

    Jan 31 – Apr 26, 2015

  • Unknown maker in Baghlan, Afghanistan, War Rug with Map of Afghanistan, date unknown; acquired in Peshawar, Pakistan, 1998. Knotted wool, 71 ¾ x 45 ¼ inches. Private collection

    Afghan War Rugs: The Modern Art of Central Asia

    Jan 24 – Apr 19, 2015

  • 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


SMoCA Mix: Street Art Moves Inside

May 2|6:00p| Ticketed

We are proud to present SMoCA Mix: Street Art Moves Inside, the 3rd annual benefit event to support the mission and vision of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art on May…


No Festival Required: Shield and Spear

Mar 5|7:30p| Ticketed

Set amid furor over a caricature of South African president Jacob Zuma, this vibrant film explores identity, art, race and freedom 20 years after apartheid. Directed by Petter Ringbom. Presented…


Artist Talk: Postcommodity

Mar 19|7:00p| Free

Postcommodity—artists Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, Kade L. Twist, and Nathan Young—discuss their two SMoCA installations as well as the artistic and social issues that drive their collaborative practice.

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Charles Phoenix: ARIZONALAND

Apr 18|5:30p| Ticketed

A Live Comedy Retro Slide Show Performance Celebrating the Grand Canyon State! Be prepared for your Arizona pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on…

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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