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Tempe, AZ 85281
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Arts & Museums
At the African American Multicultural Museum, visitors can learn about the cultural and historical contributions of noted African Americans. With their mission 'Fellowship through Education,' the center seeks to educate visitors and local youth through art, historical referencing and visits by speakers. Featured throughout the year are a variety of traveling exhibits and scheduled programs. Exhibits change every quarter and special presentations can be arranged for adults, children and teens in advance. Subjects range from American and African history, cross-cultural relations and multiculturalism, American art and music and much more.
This museum's aim is to preserve and offer education on Central Arizona's history, from prehistoric times up through the 20th Century. Through many types of collections and exhibits, it offers interpretation of Arizona's transformed Salt River Valley region. Various subjects are covered, from Arizona's agriculture to the effects of World War II on the area. During specific hours, guests can visit an extensive library that includes more than 19,000 architectural drawings in a special collection, as well as many other resources.
Children and adults alike will adore this museum that explores the past and present of firefighting. Marvel at restored firefighting equipment, including artifacts from the 1700s and fully restored firefighting trucks. Pose for a photo by the horse drawn fire engine then check out old firefighting helmets. Kids will love the parts of the museum that allow you to interact with the displays, including trying on a uniform and climbing aboard a firetruck. Although the museum mainly focuses on firefighting in the United States, there are international artifacts.
Get a dose of local history at the Museum of Anthropology, which is a part of the Arizona State University. Grab the opportunity to view the exhibits displayed, that will give you an insight in the rocky arid desert, that Arizona was continues to be. The exhibits also take you into the lives of the natives, who have occupied this land for years and the cultural changes they have undergone with the advent of modernization. Do not miss out on the exhibit 'Room for the Dead', which offers you a glimpse into every aspect of a native's life. Another favorite of the visitors is 'Choosing the Good', which displays research done on the manner in which people from different communities form across the globe, resolve the same dilemma in different ways.
Center for Meteorite Studies, a part of the Arizona State University, houses an extensive collection of meteorites. The collection numbering in the thousands supports global geological and planetary research.
Established in 1950, the Arizona State University Art Museum is housed in Nelson Fine Arts Center and the Cermamics Research Center on ASU's principal campus in Tempe. Featuring seven galleries, you will find an impressive range of contemporary art displays in this sprawling center. Spend the afternoon on an art-appreciation tour showcasing opulent ceramic and print collections as well as exhibitions by American and Latin artists. While the rotating exhibits change every quarter and gives the museum versatility, the expansive permanent ones offers an interesting aspect of art that is an imitation of real life. The Art Museum is an amalgamation of rich culture and artistic creations.
Located on the main campus of Arizona State University, the ASU Art Museum is one of the finest places to see contemporary arts, Southwestern and Latino arts in the Phoenix Metro area. The museum has over 12,000 works in its permanent collection, which was established in 1950. Particularly impressive collections include that of American crafts, prints, Southwestern art and Latin American art. Some well-known artists represented in the permanent collection include Diego Rivera, Deborah Butterfield, Edward Hopper, Francisco Goya and Georgia O'Keefe.
This culturally diverse public University is the third largest in the U.S., with nearly 50,000 full- and part-time students on all local campuses. The main educational center is located in Tempe, with satellites in Mesa and northwest Phoenix. In downtown Phoenix you will find another major extension. Quality degree programs are offered here from baccalaureate to doctorate. Awarded the status of Research I Institution in 1994, ASU is recognized as a leading-edge research facility. While you're on campus, check out ASU's Art Museum.
Officially operated by the Arizona National Guard Historical Society, the museum exhibits preserved items and artifacts on the history of Arizona's military. The facility is housed in a historical adobe building, which was built in 1936 and used as a shop by German prisoners during World War II. On display are vehicles, uniforms, mementos and artillery items spanning time periods from the Spanish conquerors to the more current Desert Storm. Included are exhibits from the Korean conflict, Vietnam and the Spanish-American Wars. Interesting ones include a diorama depicting an underground escape by German prisoners of war and an army helicopter used during the Vietnam War. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.
The Riva Yares Gallery was established in 1964, with locations in Scottsdale and Santa Fe. The gallery showcases the works of international and local artists and exhibits are museum-level modern and contemporary. This huge gallery with more than 15,000 square feet (1393.54 square meters) of space, is one of the oldest contemporary art galleries in the regions. More than 50 artists have showcased their work here. The gallery also publishes catalogs and books that document solo-exhibitions including critical essays, biographies and color reproduction.
Larsen Gallery is a contemporary art gallery and specializes in the art and artworks of Fritz Scholder. Through their 'Secondary Art Market', the gallery also helps artists and sellers in the resale of art. Larsen Gallery also leases fine art to buildings, offices and various art programs. They showcase paintings, graphics, sculptures, photography and mixed media art. The 53,000 square feet (4923.86 square meters) of gallery space and 800 square feet (74.32 square meters) 'sculpture garden' is open daily for events.
Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Art displays a variety of frequently changing contemporary art exhibits and hosts special events for adults and families. Photographs, paintings and sculpture are just some of the highlighted mediums. Devoted to the art, architecture and design of our time, SMoCA offers free art lectures, symposiums, workshops and readings, providing a forum where visitors can interact with contemporary artists. Thursday is the best day to visit the museum as guest can take advantage of the free entry.