The use of light in art goes back centuries, according to Miki Garcia, director of the ASU Art Museum. “Traditional Stories of Light” is a new all-ages coloring book that’s available for free at the museum or to download.
ASU Art Museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, Aug. 20. During the temporary hiatus, staff has been working diligently to plan for the safe return of visitors to the museum. To ensure well-being, new guidelines based on ASU and city policy have been created for everyone’s health and safety. New procedures include free, timed-entry tickets via Eventbrite, face coverings required for entry, social distancing measures and enhanced cleaning procedures.
ASU Art Museum has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Art for Justice Fund, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. for the implementation of the upcoming exhibition “Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration,” opening in fall 2021.
Gloria Gerace, an esteemed promoter of the arts who has engaged with some of the most venerable museums and cultural institutions in Southern California, has been appointed to lead the board of trustees of Zócalo Public Square, an ASU Knowledge Enterprise.
The energy at the second annual Herberger Institute Day was electric — so electric that after four solid hours of almost 100 creative workshops at Herberger Institute’s five schools and art museum, and after 650 faculty, students and staff from the institute joined each other for dinner and guided conversation on Forest Mall, a circle of people was still dancing.
For the fourth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university’s culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all four years the category has existed.
Japanese performer Tsutomu Arao will present a musical program of "The Tale of the Heike" at ASU on Sept. 24. His performance of musical storytelling with the accompaniment of the biwa (lute) is part of a larger program of events that includes a display of Japanese prints relating to "The Tale of the Heike" from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection at Taliesin West.
The new exhibit at the ASU Art Museum features two artists — one wildly famous and one less well-known — who were both important in the socially tumultuous mid-20th century. “Pop/Funk: Andy Warhol and Viola Frey” is actually two solo exhibitions that celebrate art movements noted for elevating pop culture — a fitting theme because nearly all of the works are drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, which belongs to the public.