• 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

Sunrise in the Sky SMoCA

Sunrise in the Skyspace

Fri, Dec 16, 6:30 a.m.| Ticketed

Join the early birds and experience sunrise in James Turrell’s Knight Rise Skyspace. Irish coffee and pastries will be provided. The early alarm is worth it, we promise!

Sketching in the gallery

Sketching in the Galleries

Thu, Jan 5, 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…


Slow Art Tour

Thu, Jan 5, 6:30 p.m.| Free

Join SMoCA docents for a guided SLOW ART tour of the fall exhibitions. SLOW ART is a movement that allows participants to look at art thoughtfully, over a longer period…

Image courtesy of Viceland


Thu, Jan 12, 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. The final screening of this series…

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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