A Cultural Experience in Scottsdale: Upcoming Exhibitions at SMoCA

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Scottsdale, Arizona is replete with great things to do, and one of the best attractions is the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Fortunately for everyone who is a guest at the Best Western Plus Scottsdale Thunderbird Suites, the museum is only a couple of miles away.

This year’s upcoming exhibitions begin in May and will last until next year, so it will not matter when you book your stay at our hotel. There will always be something fun and educational just a few steps away at SMoCA. The first upcoming exhibition is entitled “Visions: Exposure” that lasts from May 8 to August 29 of this year.

Woman sit at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art with red backgroung - All rights reserved by Y Scouts

Photo Credit: Y Scouts from Phoenix Arizona

Visions: Exposure

This exhibition is geared toward teenagers and is a program that started at the beginning of the school year. When the program and school ends, students can expect something very special. From May 8 to August 29, the works of art that these students created throughout the year will be on display at SMoCA’s Young Art Gallery. The “Visions: Exposure” exhibit will feature student works that were influenced by the artists that took the time to teach these students about their art.

The Glass Scrim Wall at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art - All right reserved by Freund Studio

The Glass Scrim Wall at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art – Photo credit Freund Studio

Bill Owens: Suburbia

The exhibit “Bill Owens: Suburbia (1973)” starts May 17 and ends September 7, 2014. The photographer wanted to present the middle-class in a different light, and he did this with a series of photographs that have been called “strange” in some circles. One example depicts a family of three that is perched outside of the garage as they watch traffic pass them by.

When you visit this exhibit, you will see various Northern California homes with occupants demonstrating how they live on a regular basis. Owens wanted to show that his subjects were care-free and comfortable in their lives, but he also wanted to demonstrate that these people were surrounded by an unusual beauty at the same time that they worry about the complexities of their lives.

Linear Thinking: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Beginning on May 24 and ending some time in the summer, this exhibit reminds us that lines are everywhere. With so many different types of lines, people need a place where they can examine their meaning, and you can do this at this exhibit. The works of art you will be introduced to will show lines in various ways. For example, one work of art depicts motion with a series of lines, and another shows how the lines of a cactus give it a human appearance.

Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknown

The last exhibit for this year starts September 28 and lasts until January of 2015. You are in for a treat if you are lucky enough to be able to visit while this exhibit is on display. The works explore what we know we don’t know about the government and various individuals whose human rights have been violated. Other masterpieces hope to bring to light some of America’s “black world,” including Black Sites that are dedicated to hidden governmental affairs.

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