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Located on the first floor of the Art Building on the ASU Tempe Campus, the Harry Wood Gallery provides art students with a constant inspiration and a place to showcase their work.
Named after Emeritus Professor Harry Wood, the former chair of the art department, the Harry Wood Gallery of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts was established in 1971.
Since that time, the purpose of the gallery has been to provide students, faculty and academic professionals of the School of Art with exhibition space that serves the needs of the school. In accordance with the overall objectives of Arizona State University, the gallery supports the research, teaching and public service functions of the school.
The gallery serves first as a venue for Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions, which represent one of the requirements for the fulfillment of the MFA degree under School of Art and Graduate Education procedures. Each exhibition must first undergo an oral thesis defense before a committee of select School of Art faculty. Once the student has been approved, the exhibition is opened to the public for the duration of one to two weeks. MFA thesis exhibitions are organized and scheduled according to procedures established by the graduate studio committee.
All other exhibitions are subject to application and approval from the galleries director and the galleries and exhibitions committee. The Harry Wood gallery also serves as a venue for annual exhibitions such as the Nathan Cummings Foundation Juried Travel Exhibition, New Graduate Student Exhibition, Juried Undergraduate Exhibition and Annual Summer MFA Exhibition. Other exhibitions that may occur when the schedule permits include those mounted by media specific student organizations such as A Buncha Book Artists (ABBA), the Printmaking Students Association (PSA) and the Annual Ceramics Studio Tour.
Harry Wood Gallery, as part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, hosts exhibitions of artworks in which the content, subject matter or themes may challenge the sensibilities, perceptions and beliefs of some individuals. Please exercise discretion when choosing to view the works and preview for children.
Proposals for exhibitions are accepted for this gallery. Learn more.
Art Building - ASU Tempe
900 S. Forest Mall,
Tempe AZ 85281
Monday–Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed on weekends and major holidays.