Mexican Independence Day Celebration

Join us virtually for our second annual Mexican Independence Day Celebration to honor the contributions and culture of the Mexican and Mexican-American communities. The event will start with a lecture about the history and significance of Mexican Independence Day by Dr. Erika Pani from El Colegio de México (Mexico City, Mexico). Afterwards, enjoy dance, music, art and local businesses with virtual programs and activities from ASU Art Museum, CALA and the Consulate General of Mexico.

This and That

"This and That" features the artwork of Jenita Landrum, who explores race, class and gender through images reflecting the realities of living in urban spaces. The art in this exhibit reflects her journey through the art process, crossing mediums of paint, mixed media and found objects.

Fun with Visualization in the Data Deluge

From smart phones to fitness trackers to sensor enabled buildings, data is currently being collected at an unprecedented rate. In this talk, we will explore how visualization
can be leveraged to help us entertain fun and unique questions in the data deluge. By thinking about fun questions for datasets, we will demonstrate how visual computing
can help build cross-domain collaborations, paving the way to discover new insights and challenges.

Michael Sherrill Retrospective

In his delicately rendered sculptures, Michael Sherrill seeks to elicit a sense of wonder from viewers and to make them see things afresh. Working with clay, glass and metal, his exquisite floral forms have the allure of Martin Johnson Heade’s passionflower and orchid paintings and the botanical engravings of John James Audubon, at the same time they are remarkably new. This retrospective will illustrate the artist’s evolution over his more than 40-year career and highlight his contributions to contemporary art, craft and design.

Pilot Projects: Art. Response. Now.

In March 2020, the museum underwent a hiatus unprecedented in its history with the closure of the state due to Covid-19. At that moment, we found ourselves having to innovate and radically re-imagine the museum's role in the digital realm.

When George Floyd was killed on May 25th, the Black Lives Matter movement mobilized efforts that have been in the works for years, calling for racial justice and accountability across all systems in America. This led to a nationwide reckoning of museums to address racial and social justice within their walls.

Look to Nature: Toshiko Takaezu

Drawn from ASU Art Museum's permanent collection, “Look to Nature” presents the work of internationally-known artist Toshiko Takaezu. Growing up in Hawaii infused a deep sense of nature in her that never left. Takaezu worked actively in clay, fiber and bronze for more than six decades using a combination of Eastern and Western techniques and aesthetics. In the late 1950s, she developed her signature style of closed-form vessels, containers that held air and space.

Revising Your Story with Suyi Davies Okungbowa

You’ve completed a first draft of your short story or novel. Now what? Join Suyi Davies Okungbowa as he leads a workshop on actionable best practices to polish your draft and make it into the best story it can be. You’ll learn the concept of revision as re-seeing (and how it differs from editing), how to identify what needs to be revised, how to create a revision roadmap by envisioning your ideal story and actionable ways to execute that roadmap.

New Graduate Exhibition 2020

Harry Wood Gallery is pleased to present the New Graduate Exhibition, an annual exhibition that features work by incoming MFA students within the School of Art: Kyla Culbertson, Anton Lapov, Maggie Pierce, Elizabeth Z. Pineda, Rebecca Pipkin, Amy Simons, Bradley Smith and Bria Thompson. This group of students produce works that span across a variety of media and concerns and have come to ASU from different backgrounds, disciplines and locales.