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ASU Art Museum Brickyard, Ceramics Research Center

Category: Museums & Galleries


699 S Mill Ave View on Google Maps
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 727-8170


Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Additional hours by appointment.

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With more than 3,500 objects and more than 5,000 square feet of open storage area, the Ceramics Research Center (CRC) is an important resource for artists, students and art enthusiasts to explore and enhance their understanding of the craft.

The ASU Art Museum was one of a few fine art museums to consciously undertake the building of a contemporary studio ceramics collection at a time when craft-based media was relegated as a decorative or minor art form. From its inception, the collection was displayed in open storage. This concept allows year-round access to a majority of our permanent collection, providing students, scholars and the general public an opportunity to view important works.

Every year, the CRC features three to five exhibitions on important movements and artists who have made significant contributions in the ceramics field. The holdings demonstrate the full range of technique, aesthetic approaches and possibilities within the medium. Major artists represented in the collection include Rudy Autio, Hans Coper, Ruth Duckworth, Shoji Hamada, Karen Karnes, Bernard Leach, Maria Martinez, Otto and Gertrud Natzler, Lucie Rie, Edwin and Mary Scheier, Angus Suttie, Akio Takamori, Peter Voulkos, Kurt Weiser and Betty Woodman, to name a few.

Parking: Metered street parking is available adjacent to the Brickyard as is paid underground parking (enter on 6th or 7th Street). Park on level B1 and take the elevator to PL (plaza). The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center and Brickyard Gallery is in the east end of building, near the courtyard fountains.

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