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Museum Facts

Collection More than 12,000 objects
Collecting and Exhibition Emphasis Contemporary art: new media and innovative
methods of presentation
Crafts: emphasis on American ceramics
Prints: historic and contemporary - American and European
Southwest Art: emphasis on Latino artists
Art of the Americas: strong historic American and modernist and contemporary Latin American works
Educational and Community Outreach The ASU Art Museum's approach to education is not to explain the work, but offer a bridge that connects the viewer to the work of art.

Community outreach, a natural function of the overall museum orientation, is pursued in partnership with other cultural institutions and engages the public. It reaches new audiences through non-traditional methods, and often through activities in local schools and neighborhoods.
Founded 1950
Governance The director reports to the dean of the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. The community is represented through the ASU Art Museum Advisory Board.

Nelson Fine Arts Center
Designed by Antoine Predock
Opened in 1989
49,700 square feet with five galleries

Ceramics Research Center
Designed by Gabor Lorant Architects, Inc.
Opened in 2002
7,500 square feet with two galleries, open storage stacks and research library

Additional Facilities
Lecture room
Print Study room
Nymphaeum (courtyard)
Museum Store
Sculpture terraces and courts

Audience Scholars, artists, collectors, art enthusiasts;
University staff, students of all disciplines;
Youth, who are served in part through school tours and outreach programs
Hours Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (May through August until 5 p.m.)
Wednesday–Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Additional educator hours by appointment: Mondays and before 11 a.m. Tuesday–Thursday
Closed: Sunday, Monday and holidays
Admission Free