• Luis Cruz Azaceta

    The Kindness of Strangers: Recent Acquisitions and Conservation Projects

    January 21 – April 23, 2017

  • I Remember Not Remembering

    February 11 – April 30, 2017

  • For Mrs. Radio

    January 28 – April 16, 2017

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

    Currently On View


upcoming events

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Out @ SMoCA Presents: Henry Rollins

Thu, Mar 30, 6:00 p.m.| Ticketed

Henry Rollins is a punk legend, Renaissance man and outspoken human rights activist. He joins us to discuss social justice and equality. Signed copies of his book will be raffled…

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Lit Happy Hour: The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Thu, Mar 2, 5:45 p.m.| Ticketed

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning and best-selling author, Mukherjee’s story tells his own family’s history of mental illness. The Gene explores the complications in translating genetic science from the laboratory to…

Film and Conversation: Eva Hesse

Thu, Mar 16, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

One of the most notable pioneers of postminimalism! Eva Hesse’s life and artwork is celebrated 45 years after her untimely death with the first documentary on the subject. Written and…

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Frankenstein Panel Discussion

Fri, Mar 24, 7:00 p.m.| Free

In celebration of the bicentennial of Mary Shelly’s novel Frankenstein, three local experts address advances in science and technology over the past 200 years and the radical new ethical questions…

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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