Museum Programs

These curriculum-connected programs are designed to invoke wonder, inspire conversation, and empower artistic discovery through the rotating exhibitions at SMoCA.

**NOTE: School programs are sold out for the school year, but we have just what you need for a self-guided experience with your students! Use the below Gallery Guide to have fun looking closer at art and participate in gallery activities with your students.

If you would like to bring a group of seven (7) people or more for a self-guided visit, please reserve your time by contacting SMoCA at 480-874-4666 or reserving online.

Reservations must be made at least a week in advance and are required to help us best serve everyone. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a chaperone at a 1:5 ratio. Time slots for Thursdays are first come, first served with limited availability.

To learn more, contact us at [email protected]



March 2023 – May 2023

Consider the forms of communication that shape our reality by examining art that uses text and visual language. Artworks in diverse mediums and styles—such as neon, graphic design, ceramics, and installation art—will inspire conversations about fiction, fact, and opinion in today’s society and the future ahead.

Length: 90 minutes
Grades: best for grades 5–12
Flexible scheduling available: Tuesday–Thursday
Capacity: 50 students
Cost: free

Kristin Bauer, Babel, 2017–20; synthetic polymer pigment, cast acrylic, milk crates; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Grey Shed Studio.

SMoCA museum programs sponsored by: