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    SMoCA Mix: Street Art Moves Inside

    May 2, 2015 @ 6p

  • Photo: courtesy of Postcommodity

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    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

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    James Marshall’s Spring Break

    Mar 3 – Apr 12, 2015


upcoming events


SMoCA Mix: Street Art Moves Inside

May 2|6:00 pm| Ticketed

Following the sold-out fundraisers Night Circus and AURA, SMoCA’s 3rd annual benefit, SMoCA Mix: Street Art Moves Inside, promises an unforgettable night of vibrant art, energetic music and riveting performances!…

Clark Art Institute

Berkshires Backroads: A SMoCA Tour of Western Massachusetts

Jul 6 - 10, 2015| Ticketed

Join Director Tim Rodgers, Associate Director, Curator, and Educator Sara Cochran, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art on a five-day, four-night journey through the extraordinarily scenic countryside of Western Massachusetts—home to…

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Charles Phoenix: ARIZONALAND

Apr 18|5:30 pm| Ticketed
Apr 18|8:30 pm| 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…


No Festival Required: Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald Wexler

Apr 18|3:30 pm| Ticketed

During the 1950s and 60s, Donald Wexler pioneered commercial and residential construction using steel and prefabrication. He applied his groundbreaking techniques and unique style to projects for clients such as…

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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