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American Pop: Comic Books to Science Fiction
Through June 8

This exhibition for all ages highlights the ongoing popularity of satire, fantasy and escapism in the worlds of comics, graphic novels, gaming, toys, television, movies and more. Displays include materials from local and national collectors as well as original art and limited edition pieces from some of America’s favorite pop culture icons. Learn more 

Sci-Fi Friday
Sci-Fi Fridays features a different presentation by local artists and scientists from 6 to 7 p.m. each week.
Free to the public.

April 11 - Rocks from Space 
Dr. Melissa Morris, Assistant Director, ASU Center for Meteorite Studies, School of Earth and Space Exploration, introduces the different types of meteorites and why they are important. Free

April 18 - You're going the wrong way!" Graphic Novels of Martin Vaughn-James
Sid Stephen, of the University of Advancing Technology, discusses British-Canadian artist and novelist Martin Vaughn-James’ early 1970s productions of three works that helped change the graphic novel genre. 

April 25 - Dune's Controversial Connection to Pop Culture throughout the Decades
Micah Chabner, of the University of Advancing Technology, discusses Frank Herbert’s “Dune” and its reaction to and impact upon pop culture.

May 9 - Phoenix Comicon Preview
Join the discussion on all things pop culture from the folks at Phoenix Comicon, the signature pop culture experience of the Southwest. A panel of Comicon/Pop Culture experts will discuss the history of Phoenix Comicon, pop culture news and how people can get involved in the big event. Phoenix Comicon also will offer chances to win Phoenix Comicon memberships and other door prizes.

May 16 - Deborah Henderson
Deborah Henderson, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Justice and Social Inquiry, ASU School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

May 23 - Stories Co-Lab
Isac Artzi, University of Advancing Technology, will present a collaborative, one-hour workshop that includes the telling, creating and sharing of stories online and on any device.

May 30 - Surprise! You're a Gamer!
Noah Dyer, University of Advancing Technology, discusses the growing influence of games in daily lives.

The Gallery at TCA offers visitors a warm and friendly environment for thoughtful and engaging experiences and features a variety of curated, traveling and juried exhibitions.

The Gallery at TCA is a 3,500 square-foot visual arts space that engages visitors with both two- and three-dimensional artwork by local and internationally-recognized artists. Themes span the gamut of popular and cultural interest.

A journey through the gallery leads visitors to an enclosed sculpture garden where larger works are highlighted.

Vital Commotion #4Tempe Community Galleries
Tempe utilizes several unique public spaces to showcase numerous exhibitions featuring professional and student artists. Visit the Community Galleries for more information on exhibitions at the Youth Library, Connections Café and the United States Post Office Windows.

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Videos
» Arizona Landscapes
Landscapes Artists 
Merrill Mahaffey
Mary Shindell
Mark Klett
» Horizonte: Sounds of Cultura (SOC): Mixing It Up: Building an Identity
» Chuck Jones exhibition
» Outsiders Within
» American Pop

 

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