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.

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Regular hours:

Friday–Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Closed Monday–Thursday and university holidays

Please note the museum will be closed for the upcoming holidays: 
Sunday, April 4
Sunday, July 4

Additional educator hours are available by appointment.


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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November 18, 2020 to December 31, 2021
April 9, 2021 to December 3, 2021
September 10, 2021 to February 12, 2022