Research + initiatives

Special programs that further the museum's mission to forge meaningful connections across all areas of research.

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Neon and taxidermy animals usually scream gun shop, feed store or Arizona honky-tonk. This time it says art. For Mexico-based Gabriel Rico’s first museum exhibition in the United States, he has...
ASU Art Museum is the recipient of a two-year, $330,000 grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation in support of the establishment of the Windgate Contemporary Craft Initiative. This gift will...
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...

Herberger Institute-wide initiatives

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ArtsWork

Created in 1996 with an endowment from Katherine K. Herberger, ArtsWork unites ASU artists and scholars with community leaders in research and programs focused on children and the arts.

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Design and Arts Corps

The Design and Arts Corps partners with communities to place designers, artists, scholars and educators in public life, in places like schools, hospitals, social profit organizations, community centers and government agencies.

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Creative Health

Working with health and allied health disciplines at ASU and in the community, Creative Health Collaborations advances research, curricula and programming at the intersection of arts, design and health.

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Ensemble Lab

The Ensemble Lab is a cooperative of artists, researchers and civic leaders working across disciplines to explore the role of artists, increase professional opportunities for artists and equip artists to be engaged civic partners.

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Creative Placemaking

At the Herberger Institute, our definition of Creative Placemaking is the strategic integration of arts, culture and community engaged design into comprehensive community planning and development.

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Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programs

The Herberger Institute Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programs was established to coordinate cross-institute programs and activities that engage directly with entrepreneurship and enterprise development in design and the arts.