ARTsySTEM: The Changing Climates of the Arts and Sciences
New Exhibition, March 19 - August 1, 2015
Passacaglia (detail)
Manon Caine Russell, Kathryn C. Wanlass, and Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Gift

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Saturday, April 18
11:00 - 2:00
Post film discussion with Professor Edwin Stafford
Wednesday, April 22
5:30 pm
Exhibition
January 23 - April 18, 2015
Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft

CRAFTING A CONTINUUM: RETHINKING CONTEMPORARY CRAFT

David Rowe "Untitled", 2012 recycled wood, paint, and mixed media 40 x 140 x 20 in. Photo by Craig Smith, Courtesy of Arizona State University Art Museum and Ceramics Research Center

ARTsySTEM: The Changing Climates of the Arts and Sciences

ARTSYSTEM: THE CHANGING CLIMATES OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES

This exhibition highlights endeavors in the Arts and STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) showcasing work that has both cursory and direct symbiotic relationships between the Arts and Sciences.

Klompen (detail)

KLOMPEN (DETAIL)

Trimpin

1987, wood, metal, electronics

One of the highlights of the permanent collection is the installation Klompen, by the Seattle-based artist Trimpin. Klompen is a sound sculpture that includes 96 Dutch wooden clogs that connect to a computer by wires suspended from the ceiling. Placing a quarter in the token box electronically triggers mallets in the toes of the shoes. Trimpin is a contemporary artist who uses sound as a medium for sculpture and works between the genres of art, music and science. His influences include German cuckoo clocks, early electronic media and experimental composers. Bring plenty of quarters; Klompen plays 24 different compositions!

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: 50 Works for 50 States

THE DOROTHY AND HERBERT VOGEL COLLECTION: 50 WORKS FOR 50 STATES

This exhibition from the collection of Herb and Dorothy Vogel presents a full installation of the complete Vogel gift to the state of Utah for the first time. The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art is the only museum in the state to receive this generous national gift campaign of conceptual, minimalist, and post-minimalist art .

Passacaglia (detail)

PASSACAGLIA (DETAIL)

Ann Preston

2007, mixed media; steel, plaster, and acrylic paint

Passacaglia was completed by the L.A. artist Ann Preston in 2007. The sculpture's name derives from a musical form related to dance. Like its name, the sculpture is composed of geometric forms- a dance of triangles that combine to become diamonds, transforming yet again into larger geometric units which expand into a counter rythm of contoured panels.

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