• Betye Saar, Still Ticking, 2005. Mixed media assemblage, 29 1/2 x 19 x 16 in. Courtesy the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California. © Betye Saar

    Betye Saar: Still Tickin’

    Jan 30 – May 1, 2016

  • Bruce Munro, Ferryman’s Crossing, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona. © Bruce Munro. Photo: Sean Deckert

    Bruce Munro: Ferryman’s Crossing

    Through April 24

  • I-Am-the-Future_The-Astronaut

    Yo Soy…Je Suis…I Am…The Future

    January 30 – April 27, 2016


upcoming events

Love Me Tinder

Love Me Tinder

Feb 12|7:00 pm| Ticketed

SMoCA Lounge is back and hosting stand- up. Same intelligence, poignancy and provocation but more laughs! We kick it off with comedy about the darker side of love in our…

Heart of a Dog

Film + Conversation: Laurie Anderson’s Heart of a Dog

Feb 19|7:00 pm| Free

The Museum premiere of the new film by the radical musician and performance artist, Laurie Anderson. She takes a subversive look at love and death in this playful, lucid and…

Lit up

Lit Up: Improv Workshop

Mar 6|1:00 pm| Ticketed

Run by Jose Gonzalez from Phoenix’s Torch Theatre, this 8-week improv course teaches intuitive improvisational comedy and theatre techniques. The goal is to turn one’s life experiences into free-flowing personal…

Bad Luck

Bad Luck

Mar 18|7:00 pm| Ticketed

Make your friends green with envy by being in the audience for our March madness stand-up evening. We will laugh about luck— the good, bad and ugly—and rage against moments…

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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