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Housed on the ASU Tempe campus in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change building, the Innovation Gallery is a public space in which students prototype conceptual exhibits and programming, drawing from faculty research. It was previously the ASU Museum of Anthropology.
Revisiting the Latin American Folk-Art Collection
This exhibit is curated by students of the museum studies program at SHESC. It features 104 items from the school’s Latin American folk-art collection of over 400 pieces. Arranged around the themes of daily life, spiritual beliefs, animals and nature, the exhibition speaks to the diversity of Latin American culture. The collection came to the school in 2008 and, a decade later, provides a new opportunity to appreciate these works in the recently renovated Innovation Gallery.
We collaborate with faculty who are among the top social scientists in the country, whose cutting-edge research provides our exhibit themes. Graduate students in the museum studies program use the museum as their laboratory to interpret, design and develop unique and interactive exhibitions.
We also draw from the vast archaeological, ethnographic, scientific and other collections maintained by the university.
Museum studies graduate students complete internships at major museums across the state (e.g., Phoenix Art Museum, the Heard Museum, Museum of Northern Arizona) and nation (e.g., the Smithsonian Institution, Denver Art Museum).