Don’t miss the next great discussion in our ongoing series. This Friday the 20th, ASU graduate student Braden Kay, who has worked extensively with Dr. Nan Ellin, will host the discussion about the Canalscape project. The conversation will be held in our Nymphaeum amongst the current installation of Canalscape at our museum. It’s from 11-12 and, as always, free of charge.
A photo of the canalscape installation at ASU ART Museum, as part of the season on Defining Sustainability. I took this photo of the nymphaeum in infrared, which requires special film or a modified camera, because I thought it would look cool.
Please join us at the museum for the 2010 Short Film Festival. The festival will be held on April 17, at 8 PM, at our museum on the plaza.
The festival is an annual outdoor film and video event to celebrate the artistic and creative endeavors of people with different visions and levels of experience. More information is, as always, available on the museum’s event page.
Just a reminder that we will be having a lecture by Kathy Butterly, part of the Jan Fisher Memorial Lecture series! Tonight at 7:45 PM at Core 170. There is a free reception with the artist following at the CRC.
Just a brief update to show some of the new work going up in one of our galleries. Being involved working or volunteering at an organization that changes so rapidly is an interesting experience.
Sometimes things are changing so rapidly I have a tough time keeping track of them all. In this installation, “Hoover: Water | Power,” artist Richard Lerman uses different materials to explore water as a resource, the Hoover dam and interaction of man with his environment. This will definitely be one of the exhibitions to keep an eye on as it nears completion.
Last week the TV show Planet Awesome visited our museum to interview artist Mel Chin. The colorfully dressed Stefan, host of Planet Awesome, took an hour to learn more about the artist as well as his current project – the Fundred dollar bill – which aims to reduce toxic levels of lead in the land of Louisiana. In this photo you can see them talking in the defining sustainability exhibition that is currently on display at the museum.
What really surpised me was the depth and breadth of information that came out in the short time frame of the interveiw. In addition to general information on the project, there was a lively discussion about lead, why it occurs, its effects, and what means are necessary to decrease lead levels in the environment. The artist also discussed his relationships with the people and the environment in his project, as well as his own motivations and compulsions for his current project.
Working as a volunteer gives an interesting perspective on museums and art. I have been a volunteer here for a few months and have experienced how dynamic the environment here really is. As the fall season gets into full swing we hope to be providing more and more behind-the-scenes footage of the workings of a museum.
Last week I snapped a few quick photos of the third floor gallery under construction, and this week I took a few more showing how things are shaping up there.
The gallery is still under construction, but things are progressing rapidly. Now classes are being taught, and many pieces are fully assembled and presented.
Exhibitions change here every three months – a refreshing idea to a person like me who previously thought of museums as being generally static places for experiencing art. In the two photos you can see the evolution of the red ceramic sculpture of Eddie Dominguez as well as other select works of art.
On the second floor, I’m Keeping an Eye on You, curated by John Spiak is progressing rapidly as well. In the photo you can see the curator himself hard at work on one of the current installations.
Not only do the exhibitions change frequently, the variety of artwork that they sample is extraordinary. In the third floor there is everything from paintings, photos, ceramics and sculpture, while the I’m Keeping an Eye on You exhibition will rely heavily on video installations. In this photo curator John Spiak works diligently on his new exhibition.