Vive is a short drive from a destination called "the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona" by Art in America magazine.
It's called the Arizona State University Art Museum, and it was founded in 1950 with a significant gift of American, European, and Mexican artworks purchased by Oliver B. James, a prominent local lawyer.
He donated close to 150 works over a five year period, and since that time, the museum has continued to expand by making acquisitions in prints and American craft.
The collection features nearly twelve thousand items, and current and upcoming exhibitions include:
Neil Forrest is a Nova Scotia-based artist who investigates architectonics, ceramics, and the relationship between micro and macro structures in "Poros" (Norwegian for porous). This exhibit features a series of ceramic cisterns and vessels that contain moving liquids, percolating rock, and proliferating crystals.
Terrestrial is a unique exhibit that focuses on artists who have built relationships with their environments. According to the museum, it takes a close look at how they perceive their urban and rural spaces, especially in relation to human intervention and passing of time.
To See the Words Unspoken
Through objects and a series of related performances, Shannon Ludington will explore the community and rituals surrounding textiles typically made by women. She'll be using this gallery as her studio, and it will serve as a space for conversation as visitors can help her with her latest project.
The Arizona State University Art Museum is just one of the cultural attractions that you can enjoy if you call our apartments in Chandler home. Please contact us to schedule a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.
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