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.
An unprecedented production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.” An exhibition featuring ASU Art Museum’s Andy Warhol collection. A musical about religion, identity and dinosaurs. The 2018–19 season at ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is packed full of design and arts events, including concerts, dance and theatre productions, film screenings, interdisciplinary projects, workshops and panels, as well as digital culture, art and design exhibitions.
Last week, a painting by Mexican artist Diego Rivera sold for $9.76 million, making it the highest-priced Latin American artwork ever to be sold at auction. The Rivera work, which hung in the home of the late philanthropist David Rockefeller, was sold to an unidentified collector and it’s unclear whether it will ever be shown in public. But people who want to appreciate Rivera’s other work can do so right on campus at the ASU Art Museum.
ASU is partnering with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on a new master’s fellowship designed to increase diversity among museum professionals. The three-year program will combine traditional master's-level coursework and a thesis with working 30 hours a week at LACMA or the ASU Art Museum. The first-of-its-kind program will offer mentorship and allow students to accelerate their careers.