This season, ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center celebrates the rich history of Chinese ceramics in the new exhibition "Flowing Beyond Heaven and Earth." The show features over 60 pieces from 33 artists, the majority of whom have been recognized as national masters in China.
Established in 2009, Map(ing) — Multiple Artists Printing (Indigenous and Native Geographies) — invites Native American and Indigenous artists from across the United States to work with students in ASU School of Art’s nationally-ranked printmaking program to create editioned prints. The resulting work is on view at ASU Art Museum.
Once destined to become rubble, the 100-year-old Grant Street Studios structure in downtown Phoenix now serves as the state-of-the-art center of activity and production for graduate fine arts programs in ASU’s School of Art. The public is invited to visit the space and its studios the first and third Fridays of each month.
Politics can be contentious under the best of circumstances. But discussing politics is critical in an election year. So how do we do that without descending into acrimony? According to Steven J. Tepper, dean of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU, designers and artists can help us gain perspective and maintain civil dialogue, even when we disagree with each other. Here's a look at three events that have done just that.
Sheikha Hussah of the royal family of Kuwait comes to Arizona State University to talk about her journey of self-discovery as a collector and how art, scholarly exchange and research can connect diverse cultures and experiences.
The Desert Botanical Garden has been filled with unusual plants. Barrel cactus, prickly pears and flowering saguaros — all made of material from Border Patrol uniforms and covered in embroidery. The messages, both written and symbolic, document individual stories of migration, and it’s just what ASU assistant professor Margarita Cabrera was hoping to cultivate with the exhibit.
In the art world, Ana Mendieta’s name is a source of sorrow, reverence and inspiration. The Cuban-born American artist’s mysterious death in 1985 is a point of intrigue, but her work stands apart from the scandal. Mendieta synthesized and advanced emergent art forms of the early ’70s, including performance, body art, earthworks, photography and film. This semester, the ASU Art Museum is exploring her legacy in "Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta," which features an iconic... Read full story »
Arizona State University knows how to spot talent, as the latest round of “genius grants” helps prove. Lauren Redniss and Josh Kun have each been selected as 2016 MacArthur Foundation fellows, an honor that comes with a $625,000 award that winners can spend however they like. But before they were honored by MacArthur, they were recognized by ASU as having unique and valuable visions of the Southwest.