• Architecture + Art: Everything Falls into Place When it Collapses

    Architecture + Art: Everything Falls Into Place When It Collapses

    October 15, 2016 – January 22, 2017

  • Luis Cruz Azaceta

    The Kindness of Strangers: Recent Acquisitions and Conservation Projects

    January 21 – April 23, 2017

  • For Mrs. Radio

    January 28 – April 16, 2017

  • I Remember Not Remembering

    February 11 – April 30, 2017

  • Murals by James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek)

    Currently On View


upcoming events

Lit Happy Hour: My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

Thur, Jan. 19, 5:45 – 7 p.m.| Ticketed

Feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem’s memoir discusses a lifetime of travel that enabled her to listen, connect deeply with people and energize a movement that would change the world. Speaker: Christina…

Sketching in the gallery

Sketching in the Galleries

Thu, Feb 2, 6:00 p.m.| Free

Meet at SMoCA every month and sketch artworks in the galleries. Bring your sketchpads and pencils to partake in guided drawing activities or work on your own. A different exhibition…

The Happy Film

Film and Conversation: The Happy Film

Thu, Feb 2, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister conducts a series of experiments outlined by popular psychology to test once and for all if it’s possible for a person to have a meaningful impact…

Relief Printing

Maker Lab: Relief Printing Workshop

Sat, Feb. 4, Noon – 3 p.m.| Ticketed

Join artist Gabriela Muñoz to create your own works through the process of relief printing and layering. Gabriela will also explain how unity can be created through a 2D-design process….

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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