United States

Tenth Street and Mill Avenue
Arizona, Maricopa
Phone: 480-965-2787
Fax: 480-965-5254
Website: http://asuartmuseum.asu.e

Arizona State University Art Museum

Arizona State University Art Museum is a place for artists – from the known to the unknown, from the local to the international – to share their voices and to find an audience that is excited to listen.

Permanent Collection

Collections in the focus of Contemporary, Latin American, Contemporary Ceramics, works on paper and prints, contemporary wood


Renegade Clay: Five Views from the West

Connivences: Stefan De Jaeger / Stéphane Janssen
A history of art, family and friends

ASU Herberger College
School of Art Faculty
2006-2007 Exhibition

Connectivity Stage 1 Interlab

Previous Exhibitions

BILL VIOLA: Buried Secrets


WILLIAM KENTRIDGE: Ubu Tells the Truth and Other Stories


GARY HILL: Language Willing

ADAM CHODZKO: Limbo Land and A Place for 'The End'

JIM CAMPBELL: Transforming Time, Electronic Works 1990-1999

PIPILOTTI RIST: Sip My Ocean and other videos

CONTEMPORARY ART FROM CUBA: Irony and Survival on the Utopian Island

OYVIND FAHLSTROM: The Complete Multiples

NEW AMERICAN CITY: Artists Look Forward

SCREENSHOTS: Digital Drawings by Jon Haddock

SITES AROUND THE CITY: Art and Environment

DENNIS OPPENHEIM: Alternate Current




STELLA LAI: Let's Stop Pretending

MARK NEWPORT: Super Heroics

PERSONAL DOPING: Video Installations by Agnieszka Kalinowska

PHACAEANS: Sloane McFarland

JOEL-PETER WITKIN: Works from a Valley Collection

RAMPA: Signaling New Latin American Art Initiatives

Exhibitions (1)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Sean Duffy: The Grove

Visual Melodies: Selections from the Permanent Collection



Opening hours

Tuesday, 10am-9pm (summer until 5pm)
Wednesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Getting there

How to reach us
Tempe is the adjoining southeastern suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. ASU is located in Tempe, about 10 minutes east of downtown Phoenix via I-10, and about 5 minutes southeast from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The museum is located on the Main Campus of Arizona State University. This map shows the museum relative to the campus and main streets in Tempe. The ASU Art Museum is housed in the Nelson Fine Arts Center on the SE corner of Mill Ave. and 10th St.

Free parking is available in ASU Art Museum-marked spaces at the south end of the Tempe Center, located at the NE corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street. Please sign in at the museum lobby desk when parking in the reserved spaces.
Free parking is also available on weekends and after 7 p.m. weeknights in parking structure #3 on Myrtle Avenue.


Disabled facilities, gift shop, bag check.

Museum internal and external photos (6)

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News and events

The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center and curator Peter Held receives the annual CLAY Award from the Friends of Contemporary Ceramics, the largest organization of ceramic collectors, art dealers and curators in the U.S. The award is given for lifetime achievement in advancing the field of ceramics.

“Under Peter Held’s able stewardship, the ASU Art Museum’s Ceramics Research Center at Arizona State University has organized and presented exemplary exhibitions of contemporary ceramics. These exhibitions contribute scholarship and heighten the awareness of the ceramic arts,


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 schoo...+ [ Read all ]


Education programs at the ASU Art Museum are as varied and intellectually stimulating as the people who visit the museum. A myriad of educational activities engage audiences of all ages with captivating and provocative exhibitions and programs.