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Phoenix Phundred Phinale

Phoenix Fundreds Finale events

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!)

January 19, 2010 at 6:03 pm 1 comment

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

Altered States

Altered States, Jan 9 - April 10, 2010 at ASU Art Museum

We’re getting ready to open our next exhibition, Altered States: Paintings by Gordon Cheung from the Stéphane Janssen Collection. Cheung does really unique and intriguing paintings and I’m looking forward to seeing the work in person.

We’re also fortunate enough to have some of the artist’s video work as well. (And for us video art fans, this will be a great segue into the 14th Annual Short Film & Video Festival scheduled for April 17!) You’ll find four monitors in the back of his gallery included in this exhibition. We hope you’ll join us for this, Cheung’s first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum.

The artist will also be here this month! Come talk with him at a free event on Friday, January 22, at 11 a.m.

In case the graphic is hard to read, here are the details:

Altered States: Paintings by Gordon Cheung from the Stéphane Janssen Collection

Jan. 9 – April 10, 2010 at ASU Art Museum

Season Reception: Feb. 19, 7-9 p.m.

ASU Art Museum is always free and open to the public (even our Season Receptions!) We look forward to seeing you in the galleries!


January 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm

National radio program features ASU Art Museum’s Defining Sustainability season

Presented on 24 affiliate stations across the United States, Sea Change Radio features the current ASU Art Museum season Defining Sustainability and interviews with ASU Art Museum senior curator and interim director Heather Lineberry, and Tempe-based artist Kade Twist in a segment titled “Art of Sustainability”.

Listen to the segment online at:

And a quick reminder, internationally-recognized artist Mel Chin will be presenting a free public lecture this evening as part of the Defining Sustainability season, Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m, ASU Neeb Hall.

Can’t make it tonight? Tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 25, at 9 a.m., Chin is presenting a workshop that’s open to everyone. Come to the museum and be a part of his national project, Fundred Dollar Bill/Operation Paydirt! (Free)

Questions: call the museum at 480.965.2787 or email publicist Diane: diane dot wallace at asu dot edu

-Curator John and Diane

September 24, 2009 at 7:54 pm

ASU Art Museum: conquering summer boredom!

Family Exhibition and Family Fun Day 2009 at ASU Art Museum

Family Exhibition and Family Fun Day 2009 at ASU Art Museum

Where can you bring the kids this summer that’s fun, indoors, and isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg?

Come to ASU Art Museum! The museum is always free and open to the public, and our annual summer family exhibition is getting ready to open next Saturday, May 16. There’s even free parking (on the northeast corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street, just outside of our Ceramics Research Center). So you can afford to bring the kids and spend a day learning about and having fun with art.

We also have some great, FREE, family activities coming up in addition to the exhibition:

Saturday, June 6 and Saturday, August 1, join us for First Saturdays for Families. It actually happens the first Saturday of each month here in the museum. We offer hands-on activities that are perfect for kids 4-12 and totally free! No registration is required and all materials are provided free at the museum. And kids can keep their art projects, too. It’s a great way to get creative and have fun for a day!

July is special: the first Saturday is a holiday so the museum is closed, but the *second* Saturday is Family Fun Day! July 11, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., join us for hands-on activities, puppet show, an appearance by a KAET/Eight character, a reading area and great food-related information and art to go along with our family exhibition. All activities are free and there is no admission fee at ASU Art Museum. This is a really fun event that you won’t want to miss!

Family Fun Day is only once a year, but First Saturdays for Families is a monthly program, so mark your calendars and come on over. Don’t be bored this summer!


May 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Art, Music, Beer, Lux … what more could you want?

Street party to benefit ASU Art Museum!


oh but wait, there’s more!

stuff for the kids, good food, and a great cause: supporting the arts. It’s going to be a fun evening – Saturday, April 4, 4 – 8 pm. We’ll be in the lot  just south of Lux Coffeebar. And we know you know where that is.

Hosted by Martha + Mary to benefit the ASU Art Museum exhibitions and programs

4404 North Central Avenue (just south of Lux Coffeebar and Pane Bianco)

take the light rail to Campbell Ave., but there is street and lot parking available if you drive.



 Art exhibition – installations by local artists organized by John Spiak, ASU Art Museum & Sloane McFarland, Martha + Mary

     *participating artists include Peter Bugg, Sue Chenoweth, John Haddock, Saskia Jorda, Carrie Marill, Melissa McGurgan, Matt Moore, Marco Rosichelli, Gregory Sale and Postcommodity.

·         Live local bands – The Hooves, Subterranean Jazz and Wizards of Time

·         DJ Brazilia

·         Beer Garden by Four Peaks

·         Backyard BBQ by the Welcome Diner

·         Local Artist Shops – one night only sale at friendly prices

        a.ware – gifts locally-made by artists with recycled materials

·         Screen-O-Rama – bring your favorite t-shirt (or buy one of ours) for a custom screen print

·         Art Zone – kids hands-on area


For more information call 480.965.2787

$5 entry at the door – proceeds to benefit ASU Art Museum exhibitions and programs


sponsors' logos for Street Party 2009

sponsors' logos for Street Party 2009

Please contact Dorina Bustamante at for any partnering information/opportunities

See you on Central!


March 13, 2009 at 6:19 pm 2 comments

WorldPress Photo Winners 2009

Couldn’t resist posting this link: the 2009 World Press Photo winners.

Art can change the world.


February 13, 2009 at 5:26 pm

You’re Invited

Please join us for a dynamic free evening of visual and performing arts, food, family hands-on activities, friends and fun,

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, from 7-9pm

as we celebrate the kick-off of our spring season!




Includes exhibition catalogue signing event with artist throughout the evening.

Includes free children and family hands-on activities throughout the evening.


Performance by student of the School of Theatre and Film, Herberger College of the Arts, created by Rachel Bowditch, Assistant Professor, taking place the entire evening through out the ASU Art Museum.

Welcome Brazilian artist Paulo Nenflidio and have personal conversations to build your own collaboration possibilities as the artist begins his six week Social Studies residency in the ASU Art Museum.

And, join us earlier in the day for CONVERSATIONS @ 11am as the artist shares insight into his earlier work and concepts for his work during the residency.



ASU Art Museum is a truly free, community resource. Internationally recognized, the museum brings in artists from all over the world who are creating interesting and important work, and often gives community members opportunities to interact directly with them.

If you haven’t been to the museum before, the reception is a great time to learn a little about art and see what you’ve been missing.  Questions? Feel free to contact me! 480.965.2787 or email me directly at  — diane

February 6, 2009 at 4:13 pm

It’s time: the 2009 Short Film & Video Festival

Ken Howie

ASU Art Museum visitors watching Nadia Hironaka: The Late Show; photo: Ken Howie

One of my favorite things to do at this time of year, aside from spend time with family and make (and eat!) lots of my grandma’s Christmas cookies, is watch films. I love film; indie flicks, foreign stories and good old blow-everything-up-Hollywood-style movies.  I especially love video art, so I was really excited to join ASU Art Museum earlier this year where video art is truly appreciated and promoted as an important creative medium. 

Ok, you don’t care about me or my grandma’s cookies. So here’s what you need to know to submit your free entry into the 13th Annual Short Film & Video Festival at ASU Art Museum:

1. There is no fee to enter and anyone can do it. Entries are accepted throughout the year from filmmakers worldwide. 

2.  Entries must be not longer than 10 minutes.

3.  Send your entries to the Museum directly and please include your name and contact information.

See our Web site for all of the details, which are kept pretty simple, really.

The deadline for entry this year is February 6, 2009. The selected entries will be screened on the Plaza at the Nelson Fine Arts Center on April 18 at 8pm.

Need even more video art? We’ve got you covered: our very own John Spiak is bringing the show he curated for Aqua Art Miami to town later next year. The full exhibition, titled I’m Keeping an Eye on You, will be at ASU Art Museum in August, 2009.


December 29, 2008 at 7:17 pm Leave a comment

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for the Tempe Chamber of Commerce – we had more than 100 people attend despite the nasty rain! It was a very successful event  and we were thrilled to welcome new visitors to the museum.

This event would not have been quite as good without our partners. A special thanks to our co-sponsor Heidi Veil of Heidi’s Events & Catering – it just doesn’t get any better.  Susan Brooks, owner of Cookies From Home, also donated some fabulous trays of cookies to the event. (And did you know they have a really adorable gift shop in their store?) With all the new faces to meet and impromptu museum tours I wasn’t able to take photos, but a new friend, Nick of Rail Life, sent me this one of us taken by our Curator John with Nick’s camera.

Thank you again everyone and  have happy holidays!!

a very rained-on Diane with Nick of

a very rained-on Diane with Nick of


December 22, 2008 at 5:50 pm

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