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Night-themed songs and artworks at ASU Art Museum


Derek Boshier, City, 1987. Oil on canvas, 84 x 163". Collection of the ASU Art Museum, gift of the artist


Photo courtesy of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

April 18, 2008

Who
The ASU Art Museum, named “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America

What
Continues its Tuesday NightSeries with NightSongs, a collaboration between the ASU Art Museum and the ASU Herberger College School of Music. Hosted assistant professor in voice, Robert Barefield, the performance takes place within the museum galleries. Vocalists and students perform songs based on night-themed poetry against the backdrop of paintings and sculpture of night imagery, combining the visual with the auditory. The program includes Der Kleine Sandmann bin ich (Hansel und Gretel) by Engelbert Humperdinck, O du mein holder Abendstern (Tannhäuser) by Richard Wagner and other breath-taking opera pieces.

The ASU Art Museum Tuesday NightSeries is an innovative, multi-disciplinary arts showcase ASU Herberger College of the Arts. It is comprised of three sections: NightActs, NightMoves, and NightSongs, which showcase theatre, dance and music performances (respectively) in response to the visual art on display throughout the museum in exhibitions and public spaces.

“NightSeries is a 'must see' for those who enjoy fresh, cross-disciplinary artistic interpretations,” says Heather Lineberry, interim director and senior curator of the ASU Art Museum. “The program highlights the ASU Herberger College of the Arts faculty and students’ exploration of new venues, audiences and forms for their work.”

Where
ASU Art Museum
Nelson Fine Arts Center
Southeast corner of 10th Street and Mill Avenue
ASU Tempe campus

When
Tuesday, April 29,7:30 p.m. 

Cost
FREE admission
FREE parking in ASU Art Museum-marked spaces

Public Contact
Ting Sun 
ASU Art Museum 
Phone: 480-965-0014

The ASU Art Museum, named “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America, is part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. The museum is located on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street in Tempe and admission is free. Hours are 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays (during the academic year), 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and closed on Sundays and Mondays. To learn more about the museum, call 480.965.2787 or visitasuartmuseum.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Ting Sun 
Marketing/Press Specialist
ASU Art Museum 
Phone: 480-965-0014
Fax: 480-965-5254
Email: ting.sun@asu.edu