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.
The ASU community mourns the loss of ASU trustee David Lincoln — businessman, entrepreneur, inventor, and investor — who supported the university with his generosity and as a volunteer. Together with his wife, Joan, he helped establish ASU’s Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, a hub and catalyst for research that advances a broad understanding of ethical behavior.
The first-ever Herberger Institute Day began with dozens of workshops open to Herberger Institute students, faculty, staff and alumni, who were encouraged to experiment with subjects outside their usual work and classes. From painting speed murals to conducting brass bands to creating wounds with makeup, students explored all the Herberger Institute offers. When the workshops concluded, more than 400 people gathered for the Meal on the Mall.
Artists and scientists are not such strangers as one might think. An overarching curiosity drives both. ASU engineer Nathan Newman has traversed both realms, contributing his expertise in physics and materials science to the art world over the years. His latest foray is as guest curator of an ASU Art Museum exhibit designed to explore how a scientific eye can illuminate aspects behind the creation of various works in the museum’s collection and the visual effects that enhance their aesthetic... Read full story »
Miki Garcia, former executive director and chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara is joining Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as the new director of the ASU Art Museum.