Faqs - Arizona State University Art Museum

COLLECTION: More than 13,000 objects

COLLECTION AND EHIBITION: Emphasis Contemporary art: new media and innovative methods of presentation

Crafts: emphasis on American ceramics

Prints: historic and contemporary – American and European

Art from the Southwest: emphasis on Latino artists

Art of the Americas: strong historic American and modernist and contemporary Latin American works

EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH: The museum’s approach to education is not to explain the work, but to offer a bridge that spans from the viewer to the work of art.

Community outreach, a natural function of the overall museum orientation, is pursued in partnership with other cultural institutions and engages particular sectors of the population. It reaches new audiences through non-traditional methods, and often through activities in local schools and neighborhoods.


GOVERNANCE: The director reports to the dean of The Katherine K. Herberger College of the Arts at Arizona State University. The community is represented through the ASU Art Museum Advisory Board.

Nelson Fine Arts Center
Designed by Antoine Predock and opened in 1989
49,700 square feet with five galleries

Ceramics Research Center
Designed by Gabor Lorant Architects, Inc. and opened in 2002. 7,500 square feet with two galleries, open storage stacks and research library

Lecture Room
Print Study Room
Nymphaeum (courtyard)
Museum Store
Sculpture terraces and courts

AUDIENCE: Scholars, artists, collectors, art enthusiasts;
University staff, students in all disciplines;
Youth: served in part through school tours and outreach programs

Nelson Fine Arts Center
Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ceramics Research Center
Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
(Group tours available at additional times by appointment)

Summer hours Nelson Fine Arts Center
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission Free

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