Facts about the museum

CollectionOver 12,000 objects
Collecting and Exhibition EmphasisContemporary art: new media and innovative
Crafts: emphasis on post-WWII 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
New methods of presentation
Educational and Community OutreachASU 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 nontraditional methods, and often through activities in local schools and neighborhoods.
GovernanceThe director reports to the dean of the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. The community is represented through the ASU Art Museum Creative Impact Board.
BuildingsASU Art Museum at Nelson Fine Arts Center
Designed by Antoine Predock
Opened in 1989
49,700 square feet with six galleries, collection storage, Print Study Room, Artists' Workshop, Art in Focus Gallery, Conservation Lab, Nymphaeum (courtyard), sculpture terraces and courts, administrative offices, and museum shop.

ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center at Brickyard
Remodeled by Durkin Architects, Inc.
Opened in 2014
7,500 square feet with one gallery, open collection storage, ceramics research archives, classroom and Artists' Workshop.
AudienceScholars, artists, collectors, art enthusiasts;
University staff, faculty and students of all disciplines;
Youth, who are served in part through school tours and outreach programs