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A perfect ceramic storm in Montana

Beautiful Montana...

At the end of June, the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center guided 20 patrons from across the country to help celebrate the Archie Bray Foundation’s 60th anniversary From the Center to the Edge.

CRC Program Specialist Mary-Beth Buesgen, right, and Sandy Blain visit Sarah Jaeger's studio.

During the week we visited studios (Deborah Butterfield, John Buck, Josh DeWeese and Rosie Wynkoop in Bozeman) and Richard Notkin, Sarah Jaeger and Robert Harrison in Helena. Tours of private collections, auctions, fabulous meals and glorious weather, made even more meaningful once we returned to the 117-degree blazing Arizona sun, provided for a perfect ceramic storm.

A big thanks to all our members who joined us!

Peter Held, Curator of Ceramics, ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center

July 12, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Events at ASU Art Museum, April 2010

Events at Arizona State University Art Museum for April 2010:

April 3: First Saturdays for Families, a free hands-on art project for kids 4-12 and their families. This month’s art project is watercolors! See our blog post for more information.

[EDIT: The list of films to be screened on April 17 is now available on our site!]

April 10: Street Party, at Hoskin Ryan Consultants property, Indian School Rd and 2nd Ave, Phoenix. From 4 – 10 p.m., $5 at the gate or online, and kids 12 and younger are free! Proceeds benefit ASU Art Museum exhibitions and programs.

April 17: ASU Art Museum 14th Annual Short Film & Video Festival, out on the plaza behind the museum. Bring your own chairs and blankets to be comfy for a gorgeous night under the stars watching short films submitted from all over the world. A totally free event!

April 20: Gallery talks by guest curator Bobby Silverman (at the Ceramics Research Center) and artist William Wylie (in the top gallery).

Arizona State University Art Museum is free and open to the public. The main museum is located at the southeast corner of Mill Avenue at 10th Street, in Tempe, Arizona. The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center is just across the street at the northeast corner of Mill Avenue at 10th Street, and free parking for museum visitors is available directly outside in marked spaces. Please visit our web site for hours and current exhibitions and events.

See you in April!

-diane

March 29, 2010 at 5:06 pm 1 comment

Top 3 Things to Do at ASU Art Museum, March 2010

While it may seem that Dawn is taking over our blog, and we’re ok with that, she has some fun stuff to share with you from the museum for this month:

First Saturdays for Families, March 6, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
– kids ages 4-12 and their families can make free art projects based on an artist currently showing in the museum. All materials are supplied free at the museum, and kids get to keep their art. No registration is required – just show up any time during the posted hours.

make clay sculptures based on artist Wanxin Zhang's work, March 6

make clay sculptures based on artist Wanxin Zhang's work, March 6

(I just really like this little guy, made by Teresa in our education department.)

Forged Power: Ferran Mendoza, Alvaro Sau and William Wylie (through May 29)
– video art exhibition that focuses on people at work. *Note: there are a few scenes that may be inappropriate for younger kids.

Ceram-a-Rama: a *really progressive clay affair (March 4 – 7)
– There’s still time to get tickets to the weekend’s ceramic art events – just go to http://ASUArtMuseum.asu.edu.
If you can’t make the whole weekend, join us just Saturday night on the rooftop of the W Hotel in Scottsdale for our very swank after-party. Tickets for the party are only $25 at the door!

March 1, 2010 at 8:36 pm 1 comment

Top Three Things to do at ASU Art Museum!

We  have a new way to share what’s happening at ASUArt Museum with you – iPhone video! I hope you enjoy this quick look at the top things going on at the museum right now- this month we feature artists Wanxin Zhang and Gordon Cheung, and our biannual event, Ceram-a-Rama, that benefits exhibitions and education programs at our Ceramics Research Center.

And thanks to Dawn, who did a great job despite my nearly last-minute recruitment for this gig!

-Diane

February 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Ceram-a-Rama details

Ceram-a-Rama benefits the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center

The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center presents its bi-annual ceramics gala

CERAM-A-RAMA: A (*really) Progressive Clay Affair

March 4-7, 2010

Four days of events include tours of private homes, exhibitions, live and silent auctions.

The Saturday night event will hop from Ceramics Research Center to Camelview Optima in Scottsdale to a DJ pumping After Party at the W Hotel.

Guest of honor for the weekend event is internationally renowned artist Jun Kaneko.

Entry to the Saturday night (March 6) gala cocktail party, standing dinner, auctions and after party is $150 per person.

All-inclusive weekend packages are available for $550 per person and include all events March 4 – 7.

Entry to the W Hotel After Party only is just $25 per person.

For tickets, event information or view auction items, visit the website to download the reservation form.

For general questions contact: Cyndi Coon at 480.734.5178 or email Cyndi.Coon@asu.edu.

February 15, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Phantoms of the museum

Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey at ASU Art Museum

Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey at ASU Art Museum

With Wanxin Zhang’s exhibition opening in just a few days, the gallery is really starting to, er, come to life, so to speak. Thanks to the Arcadia News whose reporter recently interviewed Zhang (Jan. 2010 issue) for helping bring the artist’s intent more to light as well. (She also had a great section on one of our other exhibiting artists, Gordon Cheung.)

You should also know that Zhang will be here at ASU Art Museum at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 to speak at our Conversations @11 series. It’s a *great* opportunity to speak with him personally about his art, his creative process, how his life in China influenced his youth and art, how moving to America may have changed things…

Also, a shout out to the journalism & PR students I spoke to yesterday evening! It was great to meet you [HINT] all and I hope I’ll be seeing you [YOUR DIVERSITY STORY] around the museum for [PROFILE STORY] some of your writing [IS HERE] projects.

-diane

January 28, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Warriors at ASU Art Museum

Wanxin Zhang warrior at ASU Art Museum

he looks sort of mad at the moment...

unpacking warriors at ASU Art Museum

unpacking warriors at ASU Art Museum

We at the museum have all been really excited to finally see this new exhibition in person – Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey. These large-scale ceramic pieces are inspired by the Qin terra cotta army that was found in China in 1974. But this illustrious artist has added decidedly American twists to his people – Mickey Mouse ears, anyone?

Of course I went running to the gallery with my iPhone when I heard they were unpacking. (They actually seem a little creepy, all wrapped in plastic as they are still.)  I’m really excited to see the whole gallery filled with these!

Wanxin Zhang: A Ten Year Survey is open Jan. 30 – May 1, 2010. Feel free to join us for the free opening reception on Friday, Feb. 19, 7-9 p.m. too.

The artist will actually be at ASU Art Museum on Friday, Feb. 5 for a Conversations @11 lecture, so you’ll even have the chance to meet him in person and ask him about his work and creative process.

-diane

PS: Gordon Cheung and his lovely wife Rui are HERE now! Come meet him this Friday at 11am at the museum!

January 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm

ASU Art Museum ♥s Video Art

Annual Short Film & Video Festival on ASU Art Museum plaza!

Annual Short Film & Video Festival on ASU Art Museum plaza!

Ah, I love the museum in the spring. The students are coming back with new excitement after the holiday break, the weather outside is perfect, the exhibitions at the museum are world-class (as always) and we have great annual events coming up soon!

This season is especially great for us video fans (of which I am one!):

  • We have video art as part of the new exhibition Altered States: Paintings by Gordon Cheung, opening Jan. 9.  Four of his new pieces, to be exact.
  • We’ll be screening Mel Chin’s award-winning video work 9-11/9-11 on Feb. 2 – look for details shortly! (I was watching a bit of this earlier – it’s like an animated graphic novel and very cool.)
  • There’s a full-on video exhibition opening Feb. 20 called Forged Power: Ferran Mendoza, Alvaro Sau and William Wylie – this will be open through May 29.
  • And wrapping it up (at least for the spring season) on April 17, the 14th Annual Short Film and Video Festival! You don’t want to miss this great evening out on the plaza behind the museum – we screen the selected films out on the back wall of the museum. Bring a chair for a really fun night out under the stars. And IT’S FREE.

Speaking of the Film Festival, this is your reminder that your deadline for submissions is Feb. 5! Check out our web site for details on how and where to send your short film for consideration into our juried festival. There’s no cost to submit your film.

Of course, we have way more going on this season than just video art. First Saturdays for Families is in full swing starting Feb. 6; the Ceramics Research Center’s studio tour weekend is Feb. 27-28 and Ceram-A-Rama is March 4-7; back by popular demand, the 2nd annual Street Party is planned for April 10 (watch this blog for more details to come!) and of course, great exhibitions year-round. (I’m really looking forward to seeing Wanxin Zhang’s Ten Year Survey exhibition).

We have a very busy spring season planned and hope you’ll join us for the fun, and the art!

-diane

January 8, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Holidays at the Museum

Holiday Mixer at ASU Art Museum

*Co-sponsored by Heidi’s Events and Catering*

December 15, 2009

5:30 – 7:30 pm

FREE

Open to the public

Join Heidi’s Events and Catering, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce and ASU Art Museum as we celebrate the holiday season with our friends in the community!

Heidi’s Events is providing an amazing feast you won’t want to miss.

Refreshments including wine and sodas provided

See the exhibitions of the ASU Art Museum’s Defining Sustainability season:

Canalscape – extended through Dec. 16!

Defining Sustainability: From the ASU Art Museum Collection

Nowhere to Hide: Three Artists in the Desert (Julie Anand, Richard Lerman & Carrie Marill)

Jillian Mcdonald: Alone Together in the Dark, video exhibition

Also open: I’m Keeping an Eye on You, video exhibition; historic art in the Americas Gallery

While you’re here:

Mel Chin’s Fundred Dollar Bill project will be set up in the museum lobby. Plan to spend a few minutes creating your own fake hundred dollar bill, a.k.a., a “fundred”, to donate to the project. It’s free and doesn’t take long to do – your art contribution will help petition the government to make New Orleans a lead-safe city, hopefully the first of many to be so. All materials will be available in the museum’s lobby for you to use. Donated Fundreds are planned for the Smithsonian!

*The Museum Store will be open! Get those last minute gifts at our unique and eclectic store!*

Plus – we’re doing a few STORE GIVE-AWAYs!

Make sure you drop in a business card when you get here – we’re drawing for some fun prizes!

LOTS OF FREE PARKING – literally!

Attendees to this event will be able to park for free in ASU’s Lot 16!

Lot 16 is located in two areas – immediately next to the Ceramics Research Center (CRC) on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street, and between Chili’s Restaurant (at the southeast corner of University and Mill Ave) and the Tempe Center (where Sacks is located).

There is also metered parking available immediately in front of the museum and located along both Mill Avenue and 10th Street. *You will still have to pay for metered parking.*

Please refer to the map for lot location details:

Museum parking map for Dec. 15 Holiday Mixer event!

There's LOTS of FREE PARKING for our event!

this Tempe Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is co-sponsored by:

Heidi's Catering & Events Tempe Chamber of Commerce logo

November 23, 2009 at 8:00 pm

truly a native confluence

A short video (done on my iPhone!) showing off the latest addition to Native Confluence: Sustaining Cultures at ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center. The exhibition, which features Postcommodity Collective, Nora Naranjo Morse and Bill and Athena Steen, runs through November 28, 2009.

The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center is open Tuesday 11am – 8pm, and Wed – Sat 11am – 5pm. Free parking is located immediately outside the building at the northeast corner of Mill Ave. at 10th Street.

When you’re done, come on over to the main building to see the rest of the Defining Sustainability season including Canalscape, Alone Together in the Dark, I’m Keeping an Eye on You and more!

-diane

November 16, 2009 at 9:15 pm

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