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.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Philip Johnson commissioned Warhol to make a large-scale work for the exterior for his pavilion for the New York World’s Fair, along with other artists. Warhol’s provocative response, a multiple portrait of ‘Most Wanted Men’ was installed a few days before the opening but was deems too inflammatory and contrary to the upbeat image of the World’s Fair and the work was taken down.