Insight Art Tours, a series of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art curatorial staff-led tours, will be available to patrons who wish to learn more about the current exhibitions on view.
Insight Art Tours is only one of the many programs hosted by SMoCA this spring and summer. The Glow Up @SMoCA series — featuring sound baths, meditation and mindful movement — will continue inside Phillip K. Smith III’s “Three Parallels” until July.
SMoCA also welcomes the return of the Virtual Video Art Festival, a virtual showcase of video art produced by students in experimental video art and documentary video art at Arizona State University.
Upcoming programs at SMoCA include the following:
April 27 at 7 p.m. Free with RSVP
This virtual showcase of video art is produced by students in experimental video art and documentary video art as part of the intermedia program of the School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University.
May 5 and June 2 at 11 a.m. Free with museum admission
SMoCA staff leads insightful, 30-minute tours that provide context and spark discussions about works of art on view.
May 12 from 6–8 p.m. Free with RSVP
Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation will be premiering the “Visions ’23” exhibition in Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Join these talented young adults as they share their stories and passions at the “Visions ’23” opening reception. Awards will be announced, light refreshments will be provided and SMoCA will be open for free from 6–8 p.m.
May 18 at 7 p.m. $20
Refresh your aura and bathe in the light of Phillip K. Smith III’s “Three Parallels” as Gen Kelsang Tabkay guides you through a meditation that empowers you to generate feelings of inner peace and joy. Suitable for everyone, these meditation sessions offer simple, practical methods to improve quality of life and develop inner peace. These classes focus on using Buddhist understanding with guided meditation, a practical teaching and an opportunity to ask questions.
June 15 at 7 p.m. $20
Refresh your aura and bathe in the light of Phillip K. Smith III’s “Three Parallels” as Nicole L. Olson leads you through a mindful movement exercise intended to get your body moving in ways that bring joy and awareness to its natural rhythms. Learn ways to bring awareness to your body and how to channel joy from movement.
July 20 at 7 p.m. $20
Refresh your aura and bathe in the light of Phillip K. Smith III’s “Three Parallels” as a sound bath led by Melinda Milton eases you into deep relaxation. A sound bath is a form of meditation that allows listeners to sink into an immersive experience of sounds and vibrations to induce deep relaxation while promoting healing and well-being. Tibetan sound bowls, chimes and various instruments are used by the sound healing practitioner.
Learn more about all museum events at SMoCA.org/events.
SMoCA is located at 7374 E. Second Street in Scottsdale. It is open 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and 11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Thursdays.
Admission is $10–$12 for non-members; $7–$9 for students, seniors (65+) and veterans; free for Scottsdale Arts ONE Members, healthcare workers, first responders and patrons 18 and younger.
Admission to the museum is free every Thursday and every second Saturday of the month. Timed-entry tickets are required. Save time and money by booking online at SMoCA.org.