The ASU Art Museum is a division of The Katherine K. Herberger College of the Arts. Its mission is to serve a diverse community of artists and audiences through innovative programming that is both interdisciplinary and educational. Exhibitions, education programs and publications are designed to engage viewers with art that is relevant to their lives. New technologies in art and in the approaches to reaching new audiences are eagerly and openly adopted.
The museum collects and presents works of art to stimulate, challenge and delight a diverse audience. Areas of particular emphasis in collecting and/or exhibiting are contemporary art, new media, ceramics and other crafts, prints, art from Arizona and the Southwest, and Latino art.
The museum serves scholars and students within and beyond the university as a cultural resource for the entire Phoenix metropolitan area. Additionally, it serves a public beyond its immediate geographical area through traveling exhibitions and publications that both document the exhibitions and offer critical insight into the museum's areas of concentration.