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Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe

(3.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
The Arizona State University Art Museum is an art museum operated by Arizona State University, located on its main campus in Tempe, Arizona. The Art Museum has some 12,000 objects in its permanent collection and describes its primary focuses as contemporary art, including new media and "innovative methods of presentation"; crafts, with an emphasis on American ceramics; historic and contemporary prints; art from Arizona and the Southwestern United States, with an emphasis on Latino artists, and art of the Americas, with one historic American pieces and modernist and contemporary Latin American works.The art collection was established in 1950. The current director of the Art Museum is Gordon Knox. The director of the museum reports to the dean of the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, and community members are represented through an Art Museum Advisory Board. The museum is located in two buildings. The main exhibition space is the Nelson Fine Arts Center, designed by architect Antoine Predock. A second museum facility, the Ceramics Research Center lies to the north, on 7th Street and Mill Ave in the Brickyard Engineering Building. Admission to the museum is free. Parking at the main museum is free if you use the reserved spaces across 10th Street. Parking at the Brickyard location is metered.
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TripAdvisor
  • Building and outside surroundings are beautiful, but the number of exhibits open were minimal. Most exhibits under construction. What was there was interesting. 
  • This building is not easy to find but persevere. It is essentially underground. The galleries are impressive and the exhibits are well displayed. Although they have a large permanent collection I was ...  more »
  • One of our friends had an item on display here and took us here to show us the art museum. It is small but still has a lot of nice exhibits. Parked on the campus and enjoyed walking through the ground...  more »
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  • Nice architecture!!! The building is a form of art by itself. Forms, shapes & shadows .... Now - no O'Keeffe ;( Interesting modern installation by women artists though.
  • Nice layout to the museum. Parking can be an issue. Staff was helpful. Good variety of exhibits.
  • Very cool art museum
  • Call first. 2/5 exhibits closed.