Art Collection

Art collection


“Not uncommon strength, not magic, just this simple understanding: All of us in each of us moving forward.”

~ Alberto Rios
(excerpt from art piece located on the 2nd floor of the Memorial Union)

From event planning to student services and involvement opportunities, the Memorial Union serves as the campus community center for Arizona State University. In addition to programs providing educational, cultural, recreational, and social experiences, the Memorial Union recognizes the importance of the visual arts to the community.

The Memorial Union’s Permanent Art Collection is composed of paintings, photographs, sculptures and tapestries created by students, faculty and alumni from ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, as well as other recognized artists such as Jack Breckenridge, Lew Davis, R.C. Gorman and Merrill Mahaffey. The Memorial Union acquired these works through selected purchases and as generous donation gifts. The collection is located throughout all four floors of the Memorial Union. Members of the public interested in donating art to the Memorial Union should contact the Art Collection Managers below for more information.

Art Collection Manager
Jeff Rensel