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Each year students, faculty, staff and visiting artists in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s dance program create a number of works. This weekend, audiences have the chance to see a selection...
In a famous social experiment a decade ago, a world-renowned violinist stood against a wall in a Washington, D.C., subway station and expertly played one of the most difficult pieces of music in...
Schools. Hospitals. Laboratories. Designers and artists do as much work outside their practice rooms and studios as they do inside those traditional spaces. Courtney Davis, an interior architecture...
Last semester, two Arizona State University students in Jewish studies courses used their final project assignments as opportunities for creative expression, exhibiting the material that they learned...
Art isn’t always about entertaining the masses and making people feel good — it can also be used as a powerful tool for social justice and cultural change. That’s what “The CounterAct Convening,” an...
On Wednesday, April 4, ASU students, faculty and staff will participate in the CounterAct Convening, the kickoff to an initiative that integrates artistic expression into efforts to respond and...
For the second year, scientists from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and artists from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts have partnered for one-night-only performances of...
At 9 a.m. on Saturday, teams of Arizona State University students gathered inside the Student Pavilion’s lobby and ballroom on the Tempe campus. Walls and drapery were put up. Technicians affixed a...
An Italian DJ-turned-food activist set up shop outside the Memorial Union on the Arizona State University Tempe campus Thursday, dusting flour from his records as he made pasta from scratch. While...
Just months into its first academic track at Arizona State University, the newly established fashion degree program is already looking like a powerhouse for fashion education. Unfolding since last...
When Jason Thompson was growing up in North Carolina, he was immersed in all types of music in his church and at school. But when he decided to major in music in college, the curriculum was focused...
Imagine having a conversation with a bespectacled companion. You try desperately to look into their eyes, but all you can focus on is the third, unblinking eye that may or may not be recording you...
Four years after NASA was established, administrator James Webb was so inspired by a portrait of an astronaut, he ordered the creation of an agency art program. The idea was to capture the emotion of...
In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 17, while many Valley residents were sleeping off their pre-St. Patrick’s Day revelry, about 100 people were up with the sun, walking with quiet purpose...
Editor's note: Friday's events at the Barrett & O'Connor Washington Center focused on helping professional athletes transition out of their playing careers, new ways of...
The Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is launching a new weekly open stage concert series, “Tunes at Noon,” for the ASU School of Music...
A good book can transport the reader into a faraway universe filled with rich detail. The ASU Emerge event will do the same thing this weekend, but the audience actually will be able to touch, see...
In the wake of the flagship Women’s March in January 2017 and the bombshell #MeToo movement that followed in October, women’s issues have experienced a resurgence in society’s collective...
When Lance Gharavi finalized the 2015–16 theater season for the School of Film, Dance and Theatre in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute, he made it a point to include women’s voices...
Many universities have a presence in Washington, D.C.: a lobbyist, an internship coordinator, or a few folks who hand out swag and try to wrangle money out of federal agencies. But Arizona State...
Wanda Dalla Costa, an architect who has spent nearly two decades working with indigenous communities in North America, has joined the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State...
Arizona State University's Open Door held its finale at the Tempe campus on Saturday, where visitors learned from ASU experts on a veritable smorgasbord of cool topics, including medieval armor-...
Most performances happen within four walls; this performance will be bisected by one. On Saturday, Binational Arts Residency artist Ana Maria Alvarez, orchestra musicians and 36 dancers from a...
Arizona State University Art Museum is pleased to announce " SABER ACOMODAR: Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915–Now ", which opens to the public March 16 during the museum’s Spring 2018...
Arizona State University broke ground Wednesday on a complex that will advance a new concept in intergenerational living and lifelong learning. Mirabella at ASU is a 20-story senior living facility...
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and ASU Gammage at Arizona State University invite artists and arts practitioners to apply for a part-time, benefits-eligible appointment with the...
Erika Lynne Hanson plucked some tiny bugs off of a prickly pear paddle and squished them, releasing a brilliant reddish-purple stain onto a fold of white silk. The insects, called cochineal, have...
The 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" has ushered in a new creation — but it’s something entirely different than the familiar eponymous creature. Victor Frankenstein’s...
Arizona State University musical theater students got a very special valentine on Feb. 14 when Karli Dinardo, co-dance captain with the touring cast of "Hamilton," taught a dance master...
Faculty, staff and alumni in Arizona State University’s School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts engaged students and community members of all ages at the Musical Instrument...
History has its eyes on "Hamilton." And so too does a group of storytellers honing their craft at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Straddling the...
It’s an adult world, and kids are just living in it. But this weekend, on the Paul V. Galvin stage at Arizona State University, six short stories will explore just how young people can and do claim...
The 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony will offer a bit of everything: epic films, indies with heart, female directors, black best actor nominees, a Pakistani-American screenwriter, Meryl Streep (...
A team made up of a student, a professor and a graduate from The Design School in ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts won the American Institute of Architects’ Phoenix Metro 2017...
Creating art is not a formal, quiet process, and viewing it in a museum should not be either. Miki Garcia, the new director of the ASU Art Museum , wants to pull back the curtain on the university’s...
Film and video artist Jon Jost will visit Arizona State University this weekend to work with current ASU students in classes and workshops and to premiere his latest film, “Again and Again.” “ Jon...

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