• Bill Owens, Our house is built with the living room in the back, so in the evening we sit out front of the garage and watch the traffic go by. From the series “Suburbia”, 1973. Gelatin-silver print, 7 x 9 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Robert Koch Gallery. © Bill Owens

    Bill Owens: Suburbia


    May 17 – Sep 7, 2014

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  • Olafur Eliasson, Beauty, 1993. Spotlight, water, nozzles and hose, dimensions variable. Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Purchased with funds provided by Paul Frankel.  Installation view at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. Image courtesy of the artist, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York and neugerriemschneider, Berlin. © Olafur Eliasson. Photo: Jens Ziehe

    Olafur Eliasson: Beauty


    May 6 – Aug 17, 2014

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  • Larry Kornegay, "Untitled (White 2)," 1998. Graphite on paper, 35½ x 35½ inches. Museum purchase, with monies from the New Directions Fund. © Larry Kornegay. Photo: Tim Lanterman

    Linear Thinking: Selections from the Permanent Collection


    May 24 – Aug 24, 2014

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    Visions: Exposure


    May 8 – Sep 7, 2014

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  • Artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek) stands in front of SMoCA's outer courtyard wall mural titled "Radiate" 2014, co-commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art. Image copyright Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects.

    Wall murals by James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek)


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upcoming events

Tania Katan presents a Good 'N Plenty Award

Good ‘N Plenty LIVE event!

Aug 29|7:00p| Ticketed

  The six Good ‘N Plenty presenting finalists for Aug 29 have been announced: 1. Julie Akerly & Matthew Mosher: “nueBOX” 2. Peter Bugg: “Equal Scouts” 3. Dain Quentin Gore: “Exquisite…

Bill Owens, "Untitled." From the series “Suburbia”, 1973. Gelatin-silver print, 7 x 9 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Robert Koch Gallery. © Bill Owens

Photography Panel: Seeing Suburbia

Sep 4|7:00p| Free

Join Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum; Bill Jenkins, Associate Professor, Arizona State University; and Dana Buhl, Suburbia Implementing Curator for a discussion…

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Prospective Docent Coffee Meeting with Sara Cochran

Sep 5|2:00p| Free

Want to learn how to share your love of art? Enjoy coffee and a Museum tour while learning about volunteer art teaching opportunities. Join us for this informative coffee meet-up…

Mothers Who Write instructors Deborah Sussman (left) and Amy Silverman (right). Photo by Laura Hales.

Fall Mothers Who Write Workshop

Sep 11|6:00p| Ticketed

Registration now underway! Join other moms who enjoy writing in this 10-session workshop series taught by Amy Silverman from Phoenix New Times and Deborah Sussman from ASU Herberger Institute for Design and…

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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.
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A view of SMoCA Lounge designed by artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek). Photo copyright Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects
SMoCA Lounge redesigned by artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek). Photo copyright Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects

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