A new grant with Vh1 Save the Music and more — Herberger Institute highlights from September 2019

A new grant with Vh1 Save the Music and more — Herberger Institute highlights from September 2019

The future of learning

School of Music Associate Professor Evan Tobias co-designed VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s new music tech grant. Save The Music recently announced the J Dilla Music Tech Grant — delivering the future of music learning through innovative tech tools and curriculum. Developed in partnership with Pharrell Williams’ creative collective i am OTHER and ASU’s Tobias, the grant is named after J Dilla, the legendary producer who worked with De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Common and Erykah Badu among others. J Dilla’s revolutionary approach to making beats continues to inspire artists across all genres today.

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Best films of 2019

Vulture recently named “Official Secrets” — a movie co-written by School of Film, Dance and Theatre Associate Professor Greg Bernstein — as one of the best movies of 2019. The movie tells the true story of British intelligence whistleblower Katharine Gun, who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the U.N. Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It stars Keira Knightley, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes and Matthew Goode.

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Future IDs at Alcatraz

Photo of “Future IDs at Alcatraz” exhibition

The Economist recently featured “Future IDs at Alcatraz,” an exhibition led by School of Art Associate Professor Gregory Sale. The project, which invites reflection on the criminal justice system and second chances, began through a relationship with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and has grown over four years into a multi-layered initiative involving more than 20 community organizations. The exhibition at Alcatraz features ID-inspired artworks created by and with individuals who have conviction histories as they conceive and develop a vision for a future self.

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A curator’s guide to Phoenix

Photo of Phoenix skyline

“I cannot tell you how beautiful and magical the light is when it reflects on the surrounding mountains of Phoenix. Visionary artists such as Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Fritz Scholder have been influenced and created phenomenal bodies of work after their time in Arizona.”

Julio César Morales, curator of the ASU Art Museum in ASU’s Herberger Institute, was asked by New York Magazine to share top spots to explore in the Phoenix area. He highlighted insider tips on arts, music and food, and of course gave a shout out to ASU Art Museum.

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Spotlight on giving

Photos of Jeff Godbehere

A decade after Jeffrey Godbehere passed away, his family chose to honor the life of the landscape architecture graduate and the place that means so much to all of them with an ASU scholarship.

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By the numbers

This month’s number is 13! ASU and the Herberger Institute are hosting the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking’s 13th creative placemaking summit, which will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, Nov. 14–16. The national summit will bring people together for two and half days of education, inspiration and connection. There will be opportunities to learn from people across the country through workshops, guided conversations, social events and field workshops to see sites of creative placemaking in Phoenix. The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking is co-producing the event with ASU and with ArtPlace America.

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In pictures

In celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day, the ASU Art Museum honored the contributions and culture of Mexican and Mexican-American communities. The event featured a keynote lecture by ASU Art Museum Curator Julio César Morales titled “Adios Cinco de Mayo: Decolonizing an American Holiday” and a celebration with local culinary delights, music, dance and art.



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