• SMS, Issue 1, 1968. Offset lithographs, dimensions variable. Collection of SMoCA; purchased with funds provided by David and Sara Lieberman. Photo: Dana Buhl

    Collective Dissent: The SMS Portfolios

    May 16 – Sep 13, 2015

  • Gabriel Sierra, Hang It All, from the series “Madrastranaturaleza” (Stepmothernature), 2006–2008. Metal and fruits. Courtesy Mirella and Dani Levinas Collection. © Gabriel Sierra. Photo: Gabriel Sierra


    May 30 – Aug 30, 2015

  • Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Pavilion of the Blind, 2013. Mechanized vertical blinds, shades, and panel systems (custom colored), motors and micro-controller, 120 x 192 x 48 inches. Edition 2/2. Courtesy of the artists and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York. © Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins

    Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins: The Collaborationists

    Jun 6 – Sep 13, 2015


upcoming events

Paul Wilson

Parlor Games for Art! with Paul Wilson

Aug 21|7:00 pm| Ticketed

Artist Paul Wilson will indulge us with and evening of fun but also expects us to delight him! Improv, charades, guessing games and dares are all possible. An original work…


Artist Talk: Edgar Orlaineta

Jul 30|7:00 pm| Free

With wit and whimsy, MetaModern artist Edgar Orlaineta transforms midcentury furniture icons into sculptures that juxtapose ethnographic histories and visual cultures.

Joanna Hogg, Exhibition (still), 2014

Film: Exhibition

Aug 6|7:00 pm| Ticketed

Joanna Hogg’s 2014 film, starring Liam Gillick and rock star Viv Albertine, examines a couple’s relationship to their ultramodern house—a labyrinth, refuge, prison and emotional battleground. Discussion follows with Sherry…

Sketching in the Galleries of the exhibition Linear Thinking: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Photo: Laura Hales

Sketching in the Galleries: MetaModern

Aug 13|7:00 pm| Free

Explore works of art in SMoCA by sketching what you see.  This workshop focuses on the sculptures presented in the exhibition MetaModern. Learn the basics of using perspective and shading…

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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