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Current exhibitions at the Arizona State University Art Museum

current exhibitions at the ASU Art Museum
current exhibitions at the ASU Art Museum
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The Art Museum at Arizona State University offers a wealth of information to art enthusiasts about contemporary and southwestern inspired art and artistic innovations.

With an intention to educate and inspire, the ASU Art Museum has recently spearheaded four new program initiatives: Global Arizona, Social Studies, InterLab, and Moving Targets. These new programs will build upon the Museum’s history of exploring the role of new media in the arts and the ways in which these advancements enhance the relationship between art and life.

There are currently six exhibitions on view at the Museum, please see the list for more information on each.

There are many ways to support the ASU Art Museum. Please visit their website to become a member, train to be a docent, volunteer at special events, or work in the Museum Store.

ASU Art Museum Hours

  • Tuesday: 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday – Saturday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Admission: FREE
Location: 10th Street and Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85287, MAP

Echoes of Japan
Echoes of Japan Helen Hyde, "Cherry Blossom"

Echoes of Japan

Echoes of Japan features prints by western women from the collection of Laurie and Waynor Rogers.

These prints represent the experiences that these brave and adventurous western women had when they traveled to Japan during the late 19th century, following Japan's opening to Western trade and travel.

January 11 - May 17. 2014

Pablo Helguera: Chrestomathy
Pablo Helguera: Chrestomathy Pablo Helguera, "Rogalund," 2012

Pablo Helguera: Chrestomathy

Pablo Helguera is a visual and performing artist from Mexico City whose work is a tapesty of personal and historic narratives. Chrestomathy includes several of his most recent works including Rogaland (2012), a project created througha process of mistranslation.

ASU Art Museum, Brickyard Gallery

March 21 - June 21, 2014

Pablo Helguera: Libreria Donceles
Pablo Helguera: Libreria Donceles Pablo Helguera, "Libreria Donceles," 2013

Pablo Helguera: Libreria Donceles

Pablo Helguera's "Libreria Donceles" transports museumgoers into a Spanish-language secondhand bookstore complete with over 12,000 books on every subject. The installation is meant to question how Spanish is integrated into the broader culture of Arizona.

The public is invited to browse the bookstore and take a book in exchange for a give-what-you-wish donation to the Phoenix Public Library Foundation. Limit one book per customer.

Special gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday 2:00 - 7:00 pm

ASU Art Museum International Artist Residency Program at Combine Studios (821 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ)

Related Programming: Gallery tour with the curator: Julia Cesar Morales on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Click HERE to RSVP

March 21 - June 29, 2014

Rhythm and History
Rhythm and History Los Carpinteros, "Vecinos (Neighbors)," 2005

Rhythm and History

Rhythm and History: Contemporary Cuban Art from the Collection, offers a reconsideration and re-opening of dialogue about contemporary Cuban art and the holdings of the ASU Art Museum. The exhibition will feature new acquisitions and pieces from the ASU Art Museum's 1998 exhibit Contemporary Art From Cuba: Irony and Survival on the Utopian Island that explore the themes of history and dreams.

Related Programming: Gallery Talk: "Stories We Tell Ourselves to Survive" with Marilyn Zeitlin. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from noon - 1:00 pm. click HERE to RSVP

ASU Art Museum, Kresge Gallery

March 1 - August 9, 2014

MUCK Matt Wedel, "Flower Tree," 2013


MUCK: Accumulations, Accretions, and Aggregations is a group exhibition that focuses on concerns about environmental degradation and the search for balance in the emerging technological culture.

Participating artists include Susan Beiner, Nathan Craven, Michael Fujita, David Hicks, Annabeth Rose, Meghan Smythe, and Matt Lincoln.

Related Programming: Gallery Tour with the curator: Peter Held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 6:30pm. Click HERE to RSVP

Moctezuma's Revenge
Moctezuma's Revenge Eduardo Sarabia, "City in the Clouds," 2013

Moctezuma's Revenge

Moctezua's Revenge is the first comprehensive solo exhibition of works by contemporary Mexican-American artist Eduardo Sarabia. The exhibition features more than 40 works of art in a varity of media inspired by Sarabia's recent visits to Arizona.

Related Programming: Brown Bag Lunch Series: Julio Cesar Morales on "Moctezua's Revenge. Friday, April 18, 2014 from noon - 1:00pm. Click HERE to RSVP

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