ASU Art Museum at Nelson Fine Arts Center

“The single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona”
 Art in America Magazine

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ASU Art Museum is located in the Nelson Fine Arts Center, on ASU’s Tempe campus. The recipient of the 1989 American Institute of Architects Award, the Nelson Fine Arts Center was designed by Albuquerque-based architect Antione Predock and also houses dance and theatre labs and studios as well as the Galvin Playhouse. Described as a “magic mountain” and an “oasis,” the design quotes from the history of desert architecture to respond the environment and climate of the site. The museum facility itself features three floors of year-round exhibitions that rotate seasonally.

Know before you go

We are excited to announce that the ASU Art Museum will reopen to the public, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 with free timed-entry ticketing. During our temporary hiatus we have been thinking about you and working diligently to plan for your safe return to the museum.  To ensure the well-being of all our visitors and staff,  please visit for what you need to know before visiting and to reserve your free tickets.


Regular Hours:

**The museum and Ceramics Research Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 27.** 

Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Closed Sunday, Monday and university holidays

Additional educator hours are available by appointment: Mondays and before 11 a.m. Tuesday–Thursday


ASU’s Tempe campus is about 10 minutes east of downtown Phoenix via I-10, and about five minutes southeast from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

SE Corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street
51 E. 10th St. 
Tempe, Arizona 85281


Complimentary parking is available in front of the ASU Art Museum in ASU Lot 9, located on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street. Visitors using museum spaces must sign in at the front desk in the lobby of the ASU Art Museum.

Metered and short-term paid parking is available in front of museum and along Forest Avenue and Gammage Parkway; additional visitor parking in ASU Lot 20.

Herberger Facilities Tour: ASU Art Museum

Events + Exhibitions at the ASU Art Museum

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August 20, 2020 to December 6, 2020
September 26, 2020 to May 29, 2021
November 18, 2020 to December 31, 2021
December 5, 2020 to April 24, 2021
December 22, 2020