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Making Visible

ASU Art Museum 51 E 10th St, Tempe, AZ 85281, Tempe

“Making Visible” features artworks from ASU Art Museum’s permanent collections and examines how these objects perpetuate and fortify mythologies of the American West. With over 90% of the Museum’s 13,000+ objects entering the collection as gifts, this exhibition questions how the perspective of donors reflects specific tastes and fantasies about the Southwest. Further, it explores […]

Opportunity (reflection)

ASU Art Museum 51 E 10th St, Tempe, AZ 85281, Tempe

World-renowned artist Hank Willis Thomas unveiled this monumental 10-foot tall stainless steel sculpture during Super Bowl LVII, Arizona 2023 where it was installed in the iconic Super Bowl Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center and then in the Great Lawn outside the State Farm Stadium during Super Bowl LVII. Capturing the essence of Thomas’ artistic […]

Crafting Resistance

ASU Art Museum 51 E 10th St, Tempe, AZ 85281, Tempe

Crafting Resistance looks at the ways in which we understand and view the term craft and its relationship to fine art. The exhibition seeks to flatten the western European art historical cannon and hierarchy and unhinge the binary that often places ‘fine art’ and ‘craft’ at odds with one another. Artists in the exhibition utilize materials […]

Contours: The Essential Form

ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center 699 S. Mill Ave., Suite 108, Tempe, AZ, United States

“Contours: The Essential Form” features selections from the Museum’s permanent collection and new works by Ibrahim Said (b. 1976, Fustat, Egypt). Through ceramic objects and works on paper, the exhibition explores themes of nature, care and discipline through the lens of muscle memory and intuitive artistic practice.  Said was an invited artist in October 2022 […]

Twin Flames: The George Floyd Uprising from Minneapolis to Phoenix

ASU Art Museum 51 E 10th St, Tempe, AZ 85281, Tempe

In partnership with ASU’s Center for Work and Democracy and the George Floyd Global Memorial, ASU Art Museum presents “Twin Flames: The George Floyd Uprising from Minneapolis to Phoenix.” Presented for the first time outside of Minnesota and on view from February 3 through July 28, 2024 at the ASU Art Museum, “Twin Flames” asks […]

Sarah Zapata: Beneath the breath of the sun

ASU Art Museum 51 E 10th St, Tempe, AZ 85281, Tempe

Sarah Zapata (b. 1988, Corpus Christi, TX) employs weaving, tufting and traditional craft techniques to create loud, architecturally responsive installations that traverse themes of gender, colonialism and fantasy. Zapata’s site-specific works reflect her intersecting identities as a queer woman of Peruvian heritage raised in Evangelical South Texas and now based in New York.    “Beneath the […]