Travel with the museum

Join curators on insider tours to national and international contemporary art locations.

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Join ASU Art Museum curators on insider tours to national and international contemporary art locations, combining museum, studio and collection visits with broad cultural and culinary experiences. Tours are designed to provide special access to art and architecture venues and events. Each trip is created exclusively for museum patrons and includes a donation to the museum by participants. Trips are offered to ASU Art Museum members first. View our past events.

Upcoming Trips

China with Miki Garcia and Garth Johson
April 13–23, 2018

Join us in China with new Director Miki Garcia and Curator of Ceramics Garth Johnson for an 11-day tour that will lead us to three important ancient and modern centers of ceramic art.

We will start our tour in Shanghai, where we will visit the incomparable historical ceramics collection of the Shanghai Museum. We will also visit the studios of contemporary artists, including Luo Xiaoping and Junya Shao, and sample Shanghai’s vibrant contemporary gallery scene.

Next, we will travel by train to Yixing, home to master artists who produce teapots out of their signature zisha (purple sand) clay that have delighted collectors and connoisseurs for centuries.

Our final stop will be Jingdezhen, China’s porcelain capital. Jingdezhen was home to the imperial kilns that served China’s emperors for nearly a millennium. Today, Jingdezhen is home to studios for contemporary Chinese artists, like Ai Weiwei, as well as other artists from around the world. We will visit historic kiln sites, international residency programs, and of course, Jingdezhen’s famous shops, galleries and markets.

Curator Garth Johnson will give travelers rare access and insight into Chinese ceramics on this remarkable travel opportunity for both admirers of Asian art and those who would like to discover and explore the culture and history of China.


Double occupancy, per person $2,980
Single room occupancy $3,630
(Round-trip airfare to China and visa fee are not included)

In addition, a tax-dedcutible donation of $500 per person is required for trip participation and must be paid by separate check to ASU Art Museum via the ASU Foundation.


Option to add a post-tour trip to Dali on April 23⎼26. 
Double occupancy, per person $1,480 
Single room occcupancy $1,755
(Rates are for a group of 6⎼9 travelers)

Have questions?

Lizabeth Dion
Development Coordiantor