Starting today, visitors to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art can take advantage of budget-friendly admission prices through Friday, Oct. 26.

Regularly $10 for adults and $7 for students, seniors (65+) and veterans, visitors will be able to experience “Lydia Okumura: Situations” until Sunday, Oct. 14, and “NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999)” starting on Saturday, Oct. 13, at half price.

Visitors attending the first day of “Double Agents: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes” on Saturday, Oct. 27, should be aware of SMoCA’s new admission hours aimed at better serving the museum’s patrons. New hours of operation will be Tuesday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.; and closed Mondays and major holidays. SMoCA will remain free on Thursdays. Instead of free admission after 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, SMoCA will offer free admission on the second Saturday of each month to create a more family-friendly admission day.


Curator Walk-Through: Cristina Vives

Saturday, Oct. 13, 4 p.m.

Free (with admission) 

Cristina Vives, curator of “NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999),” leads a tour of the galleries and provides an in-depth look at the artist and her legacy.

Amendment to the Amendment Workshop

Thursday, Oct. 25, 6–7 p.m.


Join artist Pedro Reyes in the radical act of rewriting the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Artist Talk: Carla Fernández and Pedro Reyes

Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.


Join the “Double Agents” artists as they discuss their ideas of agency in a time of urgency.

Fall Opening Party

Friday, Oct. 26, 7–9 p.m.


Celebrate another season of new exhibitions at SMoCA. Chat with curators, mingle with artists, explore the exhibitions and enjoy a special performance by artist M. Jenea Sanchez. Cash bar.

Mystery in the Museum: The Counterspy Code

Saturday, Nov. 10, 6 p.m.

Pair $25. Individual $15 

Follow clues, crack codes and puzzle your way to becoming a top agent in the field. Come dressed to impress in your best black spy wear for a night of espionage and intrigue. Cash bar and light bites are included.

The Jealous Curator Podcast and Book Signing

Saturday, Nov. 17, 3 p.m.


Meet the creative mind behind “The Jealous Curator,” Danielle Krysa, as she records an intimate podcast featuring local artists. Join us afterward for a book signing of her published work, “A Big Important Art BookNow with Women.”