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WIN passes to the Rooftop Party at the W!

Win free party passes with your Facebook photos!

Two people will get the opportunity to attend the Ceram-A-Rama gala weekend DJ pumping After Party

at the W Hotel in Scottsdale for FREE!

Here’s How:

1. Attend our free ASU Art Museum season opening reception on Friday, February 19, from 7-9pm.

2. Take a picture of yourself at the opening reception, making sure to follow all museum rules regarding the care of the artwork (i.e., no touching, no flash photography).

3. Post the picture to Facebook using the tag feature to tag both the ASUart Museumstaff and yourself in the image.

4. Next week we will collect all the names of the individuals tagged in the images and verify that the images were taken during the Friday opening reception. One person will be selected based on the creativity of the image and another will be selected randomly for free entry into the Ceram-A-Rama gala weekend DJ pumping After Party at the W Hotel on March 6, 2010.

Click here for more information on the weekend of activities during Ceram-A-Rama.

ASU Art Museum staff on Facebook

Please remember that respect for the artwork  on exhibition is first and foremost. Have fun and be creative!

If you don’t win free tickets but still want to come to this rockin’ party, tickets are only $25 and you can even get them at the door.  See you at the W!


February 18, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Top Three Things to do at ASU Art Museum!

We  have a new way to share what’s happening at ASUArt Museum with you – iPhone video! I hope you enjoy this quick look at the top things going on at the museum right now- this month we feature artists Wanxin Zhang and Gordon Cheung, and our biannual event, Ceram-a-Rama, that benefits exhibitions and education programs at our Ceramics Research Center.

And thanks to Dawn, who did a great job despite my nearly last-minute recruitment for this gig!


February 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Ceram-a-Rama details

Ceram-a-Rama benefits the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center

The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center presents its bi-annual ceramics gala

CERAM-A-RAMA: A (*really) Progressive Clay Affair

March 4-7, 2010

Four days of events include tours of private homes, exhibitions, live and silent auctions.

The Saturday night event will hop from Ceramics Research Center to Camelview Optima in Scottsdale to a DJ pumping After Party at the W Hotel.

Guest of honor for the weekend event is internationally renowned artist Jun Kaneko.

Entry to the Saturday night (March 6) gala cocktail party, standing dinner, auctions and after party is $150 per person.

All-inclusive weekend packages are available for $550 per person and include all events March 4 – 7.

Entry to the W Hotel After Party only is just $25 per person.

For tickets, event information or view auction items, visit the website to download the reservation form.

For general questions contact: Cyndi Coon at 480.734.5178 or email

February 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm

ASU Art Museum ♥s Video Art

Annual Short Film & Video Festival on ASU Art Museum plaza!

Annual Short Film & Video Festival on ASU Art Museum plaza!

Ah, I love the museum in the spring. The students are coming back with new excitement after the holiday break, the weather outside is perfect, the exhibitions at the museum are world-class (as always) and we have great annual events coming up soon!

This season is especially great for us video fans (of which I am one!):

  • We have video art as part of the new exhibition Altered States: Paintings by Gordon Cheung, opening Jan. 9.  Four of his new pieces, to be exact.
  • We’ll be screening Mel Chin’s award-winning video work 9-11/9-11 on Feb. 2 – look for details shortly! (I was watching a bit of this earlier – it’s like an animated graphic novel and very cool.)
  • There’s a full-on video exhibition opening Feb. 20 called Forged Power: Ferran Mendoza, Alvaro Sau and William Wylie – this will be open through May 29.
  • And wrapping it up (at least for the spring season) on April 17, the 14th Annual Short Film and Video Festival! You don’t want to miss this great evening out on the plaza behind the museum – we screen the selected films out on the back wall of the museum. Bring a chair for a really fun night out under the stars. And IT’S FREE.

Speaking of the Film Festival, this is your reminder that your deadline for submissions is Feb. 5! Check out our web site for details on how and where to send your short film for consideration into our juried festival. There’s no cost to submit your film.

Of course, we have way more going on this season than just video art. First Saturdays for Families is in full swing starting Feb. 6; the Ceramics Research Center’s studio tour weekend is Feb. 27-28 and Ceram-A-Rama is March 4-7; back by popular demand, the 2nd annual Street Party is planned for April 10 (watch this blog for more details to come!) and of course, great exhibitions year-round. (I’m really looking forward to seeing Wanxin Zhang’s Ten Year Survey exhibition).

We have a very busy spring season planned and hope you’ll join us for the fun, and the art!


January 8, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Gordon Knox named new ASU Art Museum Director

Exciting news here at ASU Art Museum – we have officially announced our new, permanent director.

We’re thrilled to welcome Gordon Knox to Arizona from Stanford, where he’s currently Director of Global Initiatives in their School of Humanities and Sciences. He’ll join us part time in January while he finishes out his current projects, and will be full time here by July 2010.

Welcome, Gordon! I can’t promise you won’t be turned into a zombie at some point while you’re here. Or that no one will suggest you volunteer to be dunked in a tank for fundraising purposes (the greater good, Gordon! the Greater Good!) but it will be rewarding, challenging and fun. We think you’ll fit right in, and we’re looking forward to working with you!


November 18, 2009 at 11:28 pm

truly a native confluence

A short video (done on my iPhone!) showing off the latest addition to Native Confluence: Sustaining Cultures at ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center. The exhibition, which features Postcommodity Collective, Nora Naranjo Morse and Bill and Athena Steen, runs through November 28, 2009.

The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center is open Tuesday 11am – 8pm, and Wed – Sat 11am – 5pm. Free parking is located immediately outside the building at the northeast corner of Mill Ave. at 10th Street.

When you’re done, come on over to the main building to see the rest of the Defining Sustainability season including Canalscape, Alone Together in the Dark, I’m Keeping an Eye on You and more!


November 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm

random but funny

I just got this link from a Google alert and thought I’d share. It looks like something I wrote was translated into another language and then translated back to English by a non-human bot. My favorite line, I think, is the “free, hands-on art labor for the minors”.

I love me a good funny. Below, a copy of the page. It does, though, reference our sustainability season as it was picked up in the Discovery Channel’s Treehugger site, which is pretty cool.

-diane  :)

“October 28

Media involvement in ASU Art Museum ‘s Shaping Sustainability season

ASU Art Museum Defining Sustainability season covered on Treehugger.comASU Art Museum Shaping Sustainability season covered

Snap the image above to read the full article on the ASU Art Museum ‘s up-to-the-minute season of exhibitions entitled Delineate Sustainability It Holds exciting for us that so many people are besides interested therein subject one we all cognise is not rattlingly new to artists.

Come by the museum Tuesdays – Sat through Jan 2010 to see all of the exhibitions personally. An added fillip – the first Sabbatum of every month the museum holds free hands-on art labor for the minors! Cheque out our internet site calendar for dates and times.


October 29, 2009 at 6:23 pm 1 comment

ceramic artist Kathy Butterly at ASU Oct. 22

Ceramic artist Kathy Butterly lecture at ASU

Ceramic artist Kathy Butterly lecture at ASU

The ASU Art Museum Ceramic Research Center (CRC) is happy to have artist Kathy Butterly coming to ASU to speak to the community. The lecture, held in Coor Hall on Oct. 22, 2009 at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. A free, open reception will be held with the artist immediately following the lecture at the CRC.

Butterly’s work is represented in national and international collections. Please join us for a creative evening!


October 14, 2009 at 4:23 pm

While you’re here tonight – the video lounge

record your thoughts on sustainability HERE

record your thoughts on sustainability HERE

the computer in front of the green sofa is for VIDEO

the computer in front of the green sofa is for VIDEO

While you’re in the museum, please stop by the computer in the lobby that’s in front of the green sofa. Our little computer set-up will let you record your thoughts while you’re here. Tell us what you think about sustainability and we may post your video on our YouTube channel.

Have fun and we’ll see you at tonight’s opening!


October 9, 2009 at 9:45 pm

Great date night at ASU Art Museum

opening recpetion banner

Please join us at ASU Art Museum Friday, Oct. 9, from 7 – 9 p.m. for our Defining Sustainability opening reception!

As always, the reception and all activities are FREE and open to the public.

Details follow:


Take the Valley Metro LIGHT RAIL with your friends and family to the MILL AVENUE stop, then stroll south through Downtown Tempe to the ASU ART MUSEUM @ 10th STREET (just south of University).




Refreshments generously provided by Whole Foods, Caffe Boa, Fairytale Brownies, Essence Bakery Café.

Live music provided by Postcommodity Collective.

ArtZone –  Participate in Mel Chin’s current project Fundred Dollar Bill/Operation Paydirt. Come get creative for a great cause!

Community members will present sustainable practices from simple, low-tech ideas to the technologically advanced.

The season opening reception is co-sponsored by the Global Institute for Sustainability and its School of Sustainability.

Organization support for the sustainable demonstrations area provided by EcoAid, Arizona Homegrown Solutions and Tempe’s ERIC, Educational/Recycling Information Center.

Defining Sustainability
exhibitions include:
at the Ceramics Research Center-
Nora Naranjo Morse, Athena & Bill Steen,
Postcommodity Collective (Kade Twist, Steven Yazzie,
Nathan Young and Raven Chacon)

in the main museum:


Julie Anand, Richard Lerman, Carrie Marill

Jason Griffiths and Design Studio

Social Studies residency project:


Moving Targets exhibition:

I’M KEEPING AN EYE ON YOU, group video exhibition

Mounira Al Solh, Rachel Garfield, Charlotte Ginsborg, Pia Greschner,
Myung-Soo Kim, Yaron Lapid, Jeff Luckey, Johnna MacArthur,
Michael Mohan, Corinna Schnitt

Click here to listen to NATIONAL RADIO coverage of the Defining Sustainability season

Defining Sustainability at the ASU Art Museum was co-organized by Global Institute of Sustainability and its School of Sustainability, ASU; School of Art and School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, ASU; School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and American Indian Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU; and ASU Institute for Humanities Research.

Projects and exhibitions supported by Helme Prinzen Endowment, Evelyn Smith Family Exhibition Fund, The FUNd at the ASU Art Museum, ASU Art Museum Advisory Board, Joseph Dung Ceramics Initiative, EDAW/AECOM, Arizona Humanities Council, Pyramid Developers, O Premium Waters, Skull Candy, Prisma Graphic, Spicers Paper and SRP.

Educational programs sponsored by Jean Stange Memorial Fund, Red & Alva Foundation, the family of Jan Fisher and Scottsdale League for the Arts.

We look forward to having you JOIN US!

Need more information? Call us! 480.965.2787.

By the way, there’s free parking available! Look outside the Ceramics Research Center, on the Northeast corner of Mill Ave at 10th Street, for the museum-marked spaces. Just log in at the computer on the security desk in either the CRC or the museum, so we know you’re here for us!


October 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm

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