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Named "the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona" by Art in America magazine, the ASU Art Museum is an integral part of the ASU Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. The inventive ASU Art Museum serves a diverse community of artists and audiences through innovative programming that is interdisciplinary, educational and relevant to life today.

Miguel Palma is at the ASU Art Museum TODAY to sign copies of his new catalog from his work in #Arizona and #dtphx. Can’t make it? Get yours here:

Photo by Greg Esser

Leslie Ferrin will be on campus tonight to speak about this exhibition. Don’t miss out:


CERAMIC TOP 40 | 2013

exhibition of artists under and over age 40 currently working in ceramics
November 1 – January 25, 2014 presented by Ferrin Contemporary and Red Star Studios at Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, Missouri

Ceramic Top 40 | 2013 presents art work by individual artists, collaborators, and design partners – half  over and half under age 40 – drawn from the finalists of juried submissions and by invitation.  These artists are currently working on the cutting edge of current processes, ideas, and presentation concepts in conceptual utilitarian and sculptural ceramics.

The exhibition emerged from the need for a fresh overview of contemporary ceramics. The increased integration of ceramic art and objects in recent exhibitions at museums and contemporary art galleries has increased media attention and awareness of the importance of the medium of clay in our time for this generation of makers and collectors.

This survey of contemporary ceramic art features the work of established masters continuing to break creative ground alongside the next generation of artists who are developing a strong root system of their own at mid career.

CERAMIC TOP 40 ARTISTS  |  Susan Beiner •  Robin Best  •  Stephen Bird  •  Stephen Bowers  •  Jessica Brandl  •  Andy Brayman  •  Beth Cavener  •  Craig Clifford  •  Mark Cooper  •  Cristina Cordova  •  Guy Michael Davis (Future Retrieval)  •  Thomas Lowell  Edwards  •  Michelle  Erickson  •  Sean Erwin  •  Leopold Foulem  •  Alessandro Gallo  •  Misty Gamble  •  Gerit Grimm  •  Rain Harris  •  Giselle Hicks  •  Peter Christian Johnson  •  Brian R. Jones  •  Ryan LaBar  •  Steven Young Lee  •  Linda Lighton  •  Daniel Listwan  •  Roberto Lugo  •  Lauren Mabry • Aya Margulis (Doda Design)  •  Walter McConnell •  Sara Moorhouse  •  Ron Nagle  •  Katie Parker (Future Retrieval)  •  Kate Roberts  •  Stephanie Rozene   •  Anders Ruhwald   •  Michael Schwegmann  •  Paul Scott  •  Richard Shaw  •  Adam Shiverdecker  •  Bobby Silverman  •  Linda Sormin  •  Shawn Spangler  •  Vipoo Srivilasa  (The Spoon Project)  •  Dirk Staschke  •  Rae’ut Stern (Doda Design)  •  Emily Sudd  •  Tip Toland  •  Clare Twomey  •  Shaleene Valenzuela  •  Jason Walker

VIPOO SRIVILASA | THE SPOON PROJECT  |  Liz Burrit  •  Thomas Cheong  •  Naomi Clement  •  Jenn Demke-Lange  •  Jason Desnoyers  •  Krisaya Luenganantakul  •  Laura McKibbon  •  Noriko Masuda  •  Teo Huey Min  •  Jun Myoung  •  Aaron Nelson  •  Joshua Primmer  •  James Seet  •  Vipoo Srivilasa  •  Jenna Stanton

(via ferrincontemporary)

Matteo Rubbi “Let the Stars Sit Wherever They Will” at Studio Guenzani, Milan / MOUSSE CONTEMPORARY ART MAGAZINE ›

What’s going on with former museum artist-in-residence Matteo Rubbi? Check out these gorgeous photos in Mousse Magazine of his latest exhibition, “Let the Stars Sit Wherever They Will,” at Studio Guenzani in Milan.

Learn all about yarnbombing and craftivism in action, Tuesday (Nov. 19) at the ASU Art Museum. Activist performance expert Maureen Daly Goggin will give a free, open to the public lecture at 6 p.m. tomorrow night:

Image credit: 

Yarn Bombing in Plaza Neuva, Alicante. Photo by Joan Banjo. July 19, 2013. Creative Commons.

Self-described “printmaking nerd” finds paradise and a perspective shift at the ASU Art Museum ›

ASU School of Art senior Emma Ringness, who will graduate this December with a degree in printmaking, worked with ASU Art Museum curator Jean Makin to put together the exhibition Plate • Silk • Stone: Impressions by Women Artists from the ASU Art Museum Print Collection, which is on view at the Museum through Dec. 8.  

Read Emma’s own words on her experience: 

For printmaking nerds like myself, there is no denying the thrill of sitting down to work next to a famous print by the French satirical printmaker Honoré Daumier, or viewing Roy Lichtenstein’s interpretation of the Oval Office on a daily basis. 

Also from our permanent collection & Zoomorphic

Donald Roller Wilson, American, b. 1938                                                                                         

Eye Mew, 1977

Lithograph, 11 1/4 x 15 1/2 in.

Gift of Marilyn A. Zeitlin, Little Egypt Enterprises


From our permanent collection and on view in our summer show, Zoomorphic (on view now through August 17). 

William Wegman, American, b. 1943       

Cub Scouts, 1986

Lithograph, color, 13 3/4 x 20 in.

Gift of Bill & Denise Fielder


If you haven’t gotten a chance yet, come and see CU29.

Copper is an endangered element, but we still use it in our everyday lives. The screen you’re reading this on wouldn’t exist without copper. Come and see how we tell stories with copper, thanks to artists Clare Patey (London) and Matthew Moore (Phoenix).

Photo by Craig Smith

Summer hours for the ASU Art Museum:

Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-5pm

Sunday-Monday: Closed

A great way to spend an afternoon in downtown Tempe.

Photo by Ken Howie Studios

Have you gotten a chance to add a penny to the Cu29 Penny Wall? Here’s what it looked like this afternoon.

Photo by Colton Robertson