• Pedestal Corner

    Permanent Collection / Impermanent Museum


    May 14 – Oct 2, 2016

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  • Mel Roman

    Mel Roman: Coming Out Under Fire


    May 21 – Oct 2, 2016

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  • Sama Alshaibi 'Silsila

    southwestNET Sama Alshaibi: Silsila


    Jun 4 – Sep 18, 2016

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  • Public Trust exhibition

    Public Trust: It’s About What We Do


    Jun 4 – Sep 18, 2016

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  • 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

Why is it still so hot?

Stand-up Comedy @SMoCA:Why is it Still Hot?

Sep 30|7:00 pm| Ticketed

We’ve braved the worst of the heat, but it’s still not over yet.

Sketching in the gallery

Sketching in the Galleries

Oct 6 - Feb 2, 2017| 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…

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Voter Registration

Oct. 8, 12:30 – 3 p.m.| Free

Make your voice heard! This will be one of your last opportunities to register to vote before the Oct. 10 deadline. Organized in conjunction with the League of Women Voters…

Lit up

Lit Up: Final Performance

Oct 13|7:00 pm| Free

Laugh with the graduating Lit Up workshop participants in their final public performance under the guidance of Jose Gonzalez of Torch Theatre.

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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