SMoCA presnets exhibtions on contemporary and modern 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 throughout the United States and abroad. Designed by award-winning architect Will Bruder, SMoCA's minimalist building has five galleries for showcasing changing exhibitions and works from the Museum's growing permanent collection. SMoCA also features an outdoor sculpture garden housing James Turrell's Knight Rise, one of the renowned artist's few public skyspaces. The Museum presents a wide variety of educational programs for underpriviledged toddlers, learning disabled children and at-risk teens. Special events for adults and families, including lectures, docent-led tours, workshops and classes are offered in conjunction with each exhibtion.