The Gallery at TCA provides visitors a space for thoughtful and engaging art experiences. Free admission, tours and outreach programs are available year-round. Large-scale rotating exhibitions include a wide variety of local, regional and international artists, as well as themes of popular culture and interest.
The Gallery at TCA and its sister program, Tempe Galleries, have produced more than 150 large and small-scale art exhibitions and featured more than 2,500 artists over the past ten years. Combined, these exhibitions reach an estimated 4 million people each year. New and exciting exhibitions continue to be developed with a special focus to broaden the mind, relate to multiple age groups and create interest in a variety of fields and subjects.
Phone Number: (480) 350-2867
Tuesday - Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday 11 am - 7:30 pm
Open during some special events.
(The Werewolf artwork by Matthew Hoelsher)
Upcoming Exhibition: MONSTER STORIES | Sept 14-Jan 5
The Monster Stories exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of the novel, Frankenstein, by exploring the monster genre in popular culture, literature, mythology and the idea of the “other” in society. Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking work continues to spark relevant discussions about science, technology and humanity. Inspired by the ongoing popularity of the genre, the Gallery at TCA features works from local and national artists, toys and memorabilia from private collections and a range of public programs that reflect on timeless questions such as “who is the real monster?”
Free Public Reception
Sept 14 | 6-9 pm | Free | Gallery
Spooky Stories: Join storytellers Kyle Mitchell, Joe Ray and Liz Warren for a night of hair-raising tales. Limited open mic slots available night of the event.
Sept 28 | 6-8 pm | Free | Gallery
Movie on the EDGE : Young Frankenstein
Live music, local brews at the beer garden and a showing of the 1974 Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder classic film.
Oct 26 | 5-9:30 pm | Free | TCA Art Park | BYO Chairs and Blankets
Monster Lab Arts & Sciences Family Workshop
Maker stations from ASU, City of Tempe and Xico, Inc. Features DIY robotics, printmaking demonstrations and a last chance to wear your Halloween costume.
Nov 3 | 11 am-2 pm | Free | Gallery
Movie on the EDGE : Nightmare Before Christmas
Enjoy live music, wear your favorite pajamas and meet stop-motion animator Rich Zim at a showing of the 1993 Tim Burton animated film.
Nov 30 | 6-9 pm | Free | Gallery
Come experience scintillating conversation, misleading social clues and awkward segues as computers chat with humans and other computers at the ChatBot Cafe. Meet the AI (artificial intelligence) characters designed by ASU Digital Culture Students. During the event, patrons help decide which AI's are the most convincing, charming and likely to succeed.
Dec 7 | 6-8 pm | Free | Gallery
Exhibiting Artists: Manny Burruel, Anne Coe, Fausto Fernandez, Matthew Hoelscher, Molly Idle, Chuck Jones, Ed Kennefick and Joe Ray. Also featuring Enrique Arciniega Campos, Earl Staley and Bob Camblin, Allan Otho Smith, Enrique Chagoya, Alejandro Colunga and David Botello from the ASU Art Museum. Special collection pieces courtesy of Dr. Larry and Holley Thompson, Mike McEwin, Emmett Potter and Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Special thanks to ASU Center for Science and the Imagination.
(Forbidden Planet artwork by Manny Burruel)