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Since 1997, husband and wife Herb and Laura Roskind have been a part of the Arizona State University community in myriad ways, having a profound impact on students within The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and across the university. In recognition of their ongoing commitment to student success, The College dedicated the Great Hall in Armstrong Hall on the Tempe campus in their name.
Through an installation that re-creates an actual bank, with artifacts such as a teller’s window and deposit tables, artist Paul Rucker's “Banking While Black” exhibit shines a spotlight on three Black communities that flourished a century ago, and the mob violence that destroyed them.
Can participating in sports keep a young man out of trouble? That was a question asked by Ken Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute, who moderated a wide-ranging conversation with two prominent Black writers. The webinar was titled “Toward A Different Kind of Winning: Nurturing Black Creativity and Masculinity.”
In the “Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration” exhibition at the ASU Art Museum, Institute Professor Michael Rohd uses his experience in participatory tactics to focus on the viewer’s journey throughout the exhibition. His text-based work challenges viewers in the spaces in between the museum galleries, like stairwells and hallways. Here, he answers some questions about his work in the show.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are pleased to announce that the Pérez Art Museum Miami has joined as a new partner in the ASU-LACMA Master’s Fellowship in Art History.
The ASU Art Museum celebrated its third annual Mexican Independence Day on Wednesday night by recognizing the culture and contributions of the Mexican and Mexican American communities in Arizona. The event, held outdoors, included music, bachata and salsa lessons, loteria tables, Salvadorian-Mexican food and various do-it-yourself activities such as making homemade piñatas, sombreros, flags and Indigenous weavings.
The ASU Art Museum is opening a new social justice exhibit on Friday in which 12 artists have created new works that explore the tragedy of mass incarceration. “Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration” will run through Feb. 12. The show is the first one ever to take over the entire ASU Art Museum space.
Arizona State University Art Museum has been awarded a $50,000 Curatorial Research Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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