Ceramics Research Center at Brickyard

The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center houses and displays the museum's extensive ceramic collection of close to 4,000 pieces.

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The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center has been a national and international destination point for the hands-on study and enjoyment of ceramics since its opening in March 2002. The center also serves as a key educational component of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts through its teaching and research facilities. Learn more.

Know before you go

We are excited to announce that the ASU Art Museum will reopen to the public, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020 with free timed-entry ticketing. During our temporary hiatus we have been thinking about you and working diligently to plan for your safe return to the museum.  To ensure the well-being of all our visitors and staff,  please visit asuartmuseum.asu.edu/visit for what you need to know before visiting and to reserve your free tickets.


Wednesday–Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed on university holidays

Additional educator hours are available by appointment.


ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center is located at the Brickyard on the northeast corner of Mill Ave. and 7th St. in downtown Tempe, three blocks north of ASU Art Museum's primary location at the Nelson Fine Arts Center.

Tempe is the adjoining southeastern suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. ASU is located in Tempe, about 10 minutes east of downtown Phoenix via I-10 and about five minutes southeast from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

699 S. Mill Ave., Suite 108
Tempe, Arizona 85281


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.

If you are visiting both of ASU Art Museum's Tempe locations on the same day, free parking is available in ASU Art Museum-marked spaces at the south end of Tempe Center, located at the northeast corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street. Visitors using museum spaces must sign in at the front desk in the lobby of the ASU Art Museum and then walk three blocks north to the Brickyard location.


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Events + Exhibitions at the Ceramics Research Center

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Look to Nature: Toshiko Takaezu

August 20, 2020 to February 28, 2021