• 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

  • Artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek) stands in front of SMoCA's outer courtyard wall mural titled "Radiate" 2014, co-commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art. Image copyright Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects.

    Wall murals by James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek)

    Currently On View


upcoming events


Halloween Dance Party CANCELED

Oct 31|7:00p| Ticketed

ATTENTION: This Friday’s Sleuths and Spies dance party has been CANCELED. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you have a very safe and happy Halloween. Visit SMoCA’s events page online to…


Artist James Marshall (Dalek) Returns!

Nov 7|7:00p| Free
Nov 8|10:00a| Free

Spend time with the artist of SMoCA’s new murals located in the Lounge, the retail store and outdoor courtyard. SMoCA and Scottsdale Public Art are bringing James Marshall (Dalek) back to…


No Festival Required Film: “Secrecy”

Nov 20|7:30p| Ticketed

State secrecy is a fact of post 9/11- life. This documentary directed by Peter Galison and Robb Moss focuses on classified secrets to address the difficult tension between how we protect…


Covert Operations Symposium

Nov 22|1:00p| Ticketed

Artists Hasan Elahi, David Gurman and David Taylor speak about their artwork, field research and motivations to investigate electronic surveillance, terrorist profiling and classified government programs with SMoCA Curator Claire C. Carter…

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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A view of SMoCA Lounge designed by artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek). Photo copyright Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects
SMoCA Lounge redesigned by artist James Marshall (a.k.a. Dalek). Photo copyright Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects

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