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In 1988, longtime collaborators and partners Marina Abramovic and Ulay began walking toward one another from opposite ends of the Great Wall of China. Ninety days later, the performance artists met...
Eighteen short dance films will be featured at the fourth annual Dance Shorts: College Film Festival this Friday, April 14 at Sun Studios of Arizona. “The festival provides an opportunity for...
Jason Schupbach, one of the founding leaders of the national creative placemaking movement and the person charged with representing all of the design disciplines at the federal level, will join...
Imagine you’ve devoted years and years, even decades, gathering knowledge and insights in your given fields of study. Now imagine you’re asked to encapsulate some of what you’ve learned — in a single...
Arizona State University's School of Music welcomes Dwandalyn Reece, curator of music and performing arts at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture...
What is creative placemaking? Celina Tchida has thought about this question more than most people. A graduate student in community development in Arizona State University's School of Community...
Visual LIT is a collaboration between the ASU Library and the ASU Art Museum that brings together visual artists interested in exploring different aspects of the library — from antique books to...
Arizona State University professor Liz Lerman is this year's recipient of the presitgious Jacob's Pillow Dance Award, according to the New York Times. "Since the 1970s, she (Lerman)...
From finding a movie to watch on Netflix, navigating traffic with Waze or Google Maps, fine-tuning your household budget with apps like Mint, or finding a date on Tinder, we find ourselves relying on...
Several ASU School of Music students are slated to participate in the 2017 National Women’s Music Festival in Wisconsin this summer following the success of the ASU Lyric Opera Theatre’s new works...
With an all-black production of Shakespeare, an all-female production of “Men on Boats” and a new play about race, bias and “who the f--- has the right to tell whose story,” ASU’s Herberger Institute...
Artist vs. scientist. Right vs. left brain. Creativity vs. stark logic. When the seemingly separate worlds of art and science collide, will they produce chaos or a masterwork? This semester, in a new...
ASU Art Museum is the recipient of a two-year, $330,000 grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation in support of the establishment of the Windgate Contemporary Craft Initiative. This gift will...
In the contemporary art world, exhibitions don’t get much more esteemed than the Whitney Biennial and documenta . Over the course of an artist’s career, it’s an honor to be included in one; in both,...
When the Arizona State University School of Music first relaunched its gospel choir, with new hire Jason Thompson at the helm, 12 people joined. Now, just two years later, the choir boasts 125...
Ruby Lerner, founder of Creative Capital, is bringing her revolutionary thinking to Arizona State University in her new role as the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts’ inaugural policy...
If you’ve ever gone for a jog or paddle boat ride around Tempe Town Lake, you can thank a man you’ve most likely never heard of: James Elmore, ASU’s founding dean of architecture, and the Father of...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. To read more top stories from 2017, click here . Two of the largest graduate schools at Arizona State University...
The history of Chinese ceramics dates all the way back to the Paleolithic era, with different regional traditions evolving over time. Today it remains ones of the most significant forms of ceramics...
Editor’s Note: This story is one in a series of profiles of individuals being honored as part of the ASU Alumni Association’s 2017 Founders’ Day celebration on March 16. Visit the Alumni Association’...
He was an architect, one of the last to apprentice under Frank Lloyd Wright. He was a businessman, head of Herberger Enterprises, a real estate development firm. And he was a philanthropist, once...
A cutting-edge conference on issues of human-computer interaction, novel tools and technologies, interactive art and user experience is coming to Arizona State University in 2019 thanks to a bid from...
A South Korean model-making company is sponsoring The Design School in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts by building prototypes for selected students. Dosun...
Arizona State University is a massive engine that runs at warp speed, and a new initiative is inviting a group of campus leaders to look under the hood so they can keep it going decades into the...
Steven J. Tepper embraces the notion that building a better future starts with dreaming a better world; the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts dean also recognizes that visions require time...
If you think opera is an acquired taste, think again. ASU’s Lyric Opera Theatre says a new production of “The Magic Flute” is perfect for the novice palate. “Most people hear the word ‘opera,’ and...
“When we talk about mapping, we remember that anything we do is an overlay,” says Cannupa Hanska Luger. Luger is one of the five professional artists who participated in this year’s Map (ing) project...
Microscopy. Big data. Seismology. These are just some of the tools faculty and students at ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are using in their research and their work — work that...
The ASU Concert Band and the Harmony Project Phoenix are joining forces to present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Evelyn Smith Music Theatre on ASU’s Tempe campus. The concert features...
It might be best to see this Herberger Institute play on an empty stomach. Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” features a pair of severed heads, three chopped-off hands, a sliced tongue, multiple...
The average Arizona State University classroom is filled with the frantic clicking of laptop keyboards and the bright glow of projector screens showing slide after slide of important facts. Yet, for...
“Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film,” from director Sam Wainwright Douglas, will have its world premiere at The Museum of Modern Art’s 16th annual Documentary Fortnight film festival, in...
ASU and Tempe are offering up a taste of the Old West by hosting the Western POP Film Festival, which runs Wednesday through Friday at the Tempe Center for the Arts. “The timing for this festival is...
Developing an Ebola treatment. Caring for a city’s homeless population. Opening pathways to higher education through scholarships. Such accomplishments take intelligence, compassion — and generosity...
What does the future of the arts look like? That’s what a group of ASU students are puzzling out this month and the next, in a course called the Studio for the Future of Arts and Culture. Ten...
As part of the New American University, ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts aims to embed arts-based study throughout the communities it serves locally, nationally and internationally,...

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