Posts filed under ‘Sustainability’
We bade farewell to the Emerge exhibition this month. Here’s a look back at the show in pictures:
Photos by Tim Trumble.
What it means to be human is changing. Emerging technologies are transforming our minds, our relationships, everything we own and the very landscapes in which we live. What kinds of humans will we become? What kinds of humans should we become?
These are just some of the big questions that artists and scientists explored March 1–3, 2012, when Arizona State University hosted Emerge – an unparalleled campus-wide event uniting artists, engineers, bio scientists, social scientists, story–tellers and designers to build, draw, write and rethink the future of the human species and the environments that we share.
On April 10, the exhibition Emerge: Redesigning the Future opened at the ASU Art Museum. This unusual show gives audiences a chance to sample some of the futures imagined during the three-day Emerge event, and includes hands-on activities that make the viewer part of the project.
On Tuesday, April 17, we’ll celebrate the opening of Emerge from 5 to 8 p.m., at a reception sponsored by ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability. The exhibition will be up through Aug. 25, and is free and open to the public.
Many thanks to the partners who worked so thoughtfully and so hard to bring this exhibition together, and to the sponsors and partners who made Emerge possible!
Emerge exhibition team
Daragh Byrne, School of Arts, Media + Engineering in the Herberger Institute
Sarah Davies, Center for Nanotechnology in Society
Aisling Kelliher, School of Arts, Media + Engineering and The Design School in the Herberger Institute
Cynthia Selin, School of Sustainability, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes
Lead developers of Emerge
Thanassis Rikakis, director of the ASU School of Arts, Media + Engineering and the Digital Culture Initiative in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Joel Garreau, Lincoln Professor of Law, Culture and Values at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Cynthia Selin, assistant professor, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and the School of Sustainability
Sponsors and partners
- Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
- The Center for Nanotechnology in Society
- ASU Office of the President
- The Prevail Project of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
- School of Sustainability
- Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
- ASU LightWorks
- ASU Art Museum
Image above: A moment during Immerge, a performance on Nelson Fine Arts Plaza during the Emerge conference. Photo by Tim Trumble.
We’re very excited that an exhibition co-curated by our very own Sr. Curator and Interim Associate Director Heather Lineberry is now showing at the prestigious Museum of Arts and Design (formerly the American Craft Museum) in New York. Here’s a bit from our press release:
“The Arizona State University (ASU) Art Museum exhibition Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection has been extended to show at Museum of Arts and Design in New York City through Sept. 12, 2010.
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) requested an extension of the Intertwined tour for their institution after it completed a successful exhibition at ASU Art Museum and national five-city tour. Formerly the American Craft Museum, Museum of Arts and Design is the leading museum in the U.S. for the exhibition and interpretation of contemporary craft. This is the first ASU Art Museum-organized exhibition to travel to a major New York museum.”
Congratulations to Heather and her co-curator, artist and scholar Jane Sauer. And much thanks to Sara and David Lieberman for sharing their amazing collection and for continuing to support ASU Art Museum in many ways. Click the photo above to go to the full release on our ASU News site, and for details on the location and hours of the show in New York.
On Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, we say goodbye to all of the creative and unique fundreds that have been donated by our local community members to the Fundred Dollar Bill project. The project’s armored vehicle will arrive at ASU Art Museum at 10 a.m. to pick up our fake Bennies and then continue on until fundreds from around the country are delivered together in Washington, D.C.
To celebrate, we’ll have light refreshments and live music, and special performance art by ASU students. This will be your last chance to participate at the museum, too – we’ll have everything you need to create your own fundred, provided free!, to donate to the project. (After the 25th, you can still go online to Fundred.org to download templates and mail them in. You can also go there for more information on the entire project. )
See you at the museum!
News Flash! The 2nd Annual Street Party is official! Here are the details:
2ND ANNUAL STREET PARTY to benefit ASU Art Museum
April 10, 2010
4 – 10pm
Event location: Hoskin Ryan Consultants, Inc. property, 2nd Ave and Indian School Road, Phoenix
*Entry is only $5 per person at the gate; kids 12 and under are free.
The ASU Art Museum Street Party is an exciting annual event that includes live bands, hands-on art activities for kids until sundown, and an on-site exhibition of work by local artists curated by the ASU Art Museum. We can now announce that self-described “Acoustic Symphony Indie Rock” band Dry River Yacht Club is confirmed to play that night!
Food and drink will be available for purchase at the event, and an Indie Chic art fair will have beautiful hand-made arts and crafts for sale by local artists (remember the one at the museum back in December? Yeah, it’s like that! :)
Proceeds from the event benefit ASU Art Museum’s exhibitions, programs and educational outreach. Last year’s event was VOTED BEST OF PHOENIX in Phoenix New Times.
Keep watching our blog as more bands and vendors are announced!
Thanks to Honest Tea for offering to donate beverages for our Phoenix Phundred Phinale Mardi Gras Part
Click the picture to print a copy of the events flyer!
February is the last month that Mel Chin’s Fundred Dollar Bill project will be at ASU Art Museum – the armored truck is coming to pick up our Fundreds on Feb. 25 at 10am.
To give everyone some last chances to contribute to the project, we’re holding three events to encourage you to come in and have some fun. All three are free and open to the public:
Feb. 9: The Arizona premiere screening of Mel Chin’s award-winning animated film 9-11/9-11: A Tale of Two Cities. A Tragedy of Two Times. Join us at 7 p.m. in the 3rd floor gallery.
Feb. 16: Mardi Gras at ASU Art Museum with a free concert by Phoenix band Peachcake! See a clip of the show The Planet Awesome, who interviewed Mel at the museum, have some free snacks, and earn beads for creating your Fundred and donating it to the project – then head out to the plaza for the concert! The party starts at 7 p.m.
Feb 25: Live music, museum tours and your *really last chance to create your Fundred before the truck arrives at 10am.
As always, ASU Art Museum is free to come in and free to participate, and is open to everyone. You can come by the museum any time during regular hours as well, if you can’t make an event, to still create your own Fundred to donate. The project is located in our lobby with the materials you need until Feb. 25.
See you in the galleries,
(You can click on the graphic above to print out the flyer, too!)
The fabulous Cyndi Coon will also be at Indie Chic on Dec. 5 at ASU Art Museum! :)
Indie Chic @ 10th Street is an alternative craft fair featuring handmade items. It ain’t your granny’s craft fair. A range of arts and crafts will be for sale and just in time for holiday shopping! Info about the event can be found at
Sandy Hill Moss Designs
Designs by Vanessa
All A Flutter Designs
Smock You/Blueberry Deluxe
Wild Women Soaps
Heidi Abrahamson Modern Jewelry
Half Penny Press
Cream Studio & EKL bearmy
Printmaking Student Assoc
Jewelry by Flavia
-diane & Lekha :)