Founded in 1999, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) explores contemporary art, architecture and design. Global in its focus, the Museum is a unique and vital cultural resource for the Southwest, serving local audiences as well as visitors from the United States and abroad. In the past several few years the museum has ensured that its exhibitions reflect the diversity of artists and approaches to contemporary issues facing Muslim, African American, and Indigenous communities. Its solo and group shows over the next two years reflect its commitment to showcasing underrepresented perspectives and practices.
The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program was launched in 2007 in celebration of the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary. This unprecedented program donated over 28,500 photographs by Andy Warhol to educational institutions across the United States. More than 180 college and university museums, galleries and art collections throughout the nation participated in the program, each receiving a curated selection of original Polaroid photographs and gelatin silver prints.