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Tempe, AZ 85281
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Arts & Museums
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.
This collection contains the political papers, books, photographs, maps, and records of prominent Arizona individuals, including Goldwater, and important businesses. This is open Monday through Friday.
Interactive exhibits and contemporary history exhibits are on display at this museum. A research library and gift store are on site. Guided tours are available.
This collection features contemporary American works of art, but focuses more on Southwestern styles of art.
Five to six technology related exhibits including historical technology exhibits, integrated media exhibits, and technology-generated artwork are featured yearly at this gallery . They are open Monday through Friday.
View traveling exhibits at this gallery that focuses on architecture, designs, landscapes, and urban planning. Open Monday through Friday.
A variety of reptile displays, including the only complete living collection of all 18 sub-species of Arizona native rattlesnakes, are exhibited at this center. There are also skulls and skeletons of indigenous wildlife on display. They are open Monday through Friday.
Gems, fossils, and seashells from around the world are on display at this museum as well as the six story Foucalt Pendulum, the only active seismograph in central Arizona. Open Monday through Friday but do call for hours open.
This gallery displays a wide range of internationally known and emerging photographic artists plus features selections from the gallery's permanent collection. Open Monday through Thursday and on Sunday afternoon, they are closed during the summer.
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.
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.
This center is home to the ASU Art Museum, the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, and the University Dance Laboratory. Other features include a 12 foot wall outdoor projection screen and outdoor performance spaces.