• Jenny Holzer, Ribs, 2010. Eleven LED signs with blue, red and white diodes, text: US government documents, 58 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches each. Courtesy of the artist and Cheim & Read, New York. © 2010 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay

    Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns

    Sep 28 – Jan 11, 2015

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    Spy Studio

    Sep 23 – Jan 18, 2015

  • 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



Nov 28|10:00a| Free

Spend Black Friday with the Shop@SMoCA Nov 28 │ 10am-9pm (extended hours) │ Free Come to the Shop@SMoCA to kick off your holiday shopping with special discounts. Up to 60% off on creative…


Documentary Video Art Night

Dec 4|7:00p| Free

Be the first to see new experimental documentary shorts in this showcase of work by ASU’s emerging media artists. Presented in collaboration with the Fall 2014 Documentary Video Art Course,…

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Sunrise in the Skyspace

Dec 19|6:45a| Ticketed

Join the early birds during this exclusive Friends of SMoCA event. Enjoy coffee and croissants and experience the magic of sunrise in James Turrell’s Knight Rise Skyspace. RSVP required: friendsofsmoca@sccarts.org To become…

Writer/Performer, Jimmy Doyle

Lit Lounge: Dec 26

Dec 26|7:00p| Ticketed

The award-winning, highly-charged story-performing series where writers and performers share true stories fused together with live music. Featuring award-winning author and television writer on the popular series Transparent, Ali Liebegott, Slam…

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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