• M. Jenea Sanchez, Dulce Guadalupe Garcia Anguamea, 2016. Chromogenic print. 40 x 60 inches. Courtesy of the artist. © M. Jenea Sanchez

    Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power

    October 1, 2016 – January 8, 2017

  • 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)

    Currently On View

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

    Architecture + Art: Everything Falls Into Place When It Collapses

    October 15, 2016 – January 22, 2017


upcoming events

Image courtesy of Viceland


Thu, Nov 10, 7:00 p.m.| Ticketed

SMoCA presents the provocative shows Woman (2016 Emmy Nominee) and States of Undress from the brand-new VICELAND television channel developed by Peabody Award-winning VICE media. VICELAND @SMoCA kicks off with episodes that…


Arizona Obscura

Nov. 12, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.| Ticketed

Embrace the peculiarities of our desert home and join SMoCA for an architectural day trip inspired by Santiago Borja’s exhibition Architecture + Art: Everything Falls into Place When It Collapses….


Lit Happy Hour: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Thu, Nov 17, 5:45 p.m.| Ticketed

Roxane Gay, the TED Talk “bad girl,” uses humor and pop culture references to look at feminism today and how we can do better. Speaker: Julie Ganas, SMoCA curatorial coordinator

Guerrilla Girls at the Abrons Art Center, photo © Andrew Hindraker, 2015.

Guerrilla Girls Take on Arizona

Fri, Nov 18, 7:00 p.m.| Free

Legendary feminist activists, the Guerrilla Girls send a founding member to talk politics, art and engagement. Don’t miss it! The lecture is presented by SMoCA at Arizona State University in…

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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