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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Dear ASU Art Museum friends and members, 

As we continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of our community continues to be our top priority. In order to limit the community spread of COVID-19, the ASU Art Museum has decided to temporarily pause its offerings to the public at our two museum locations, beginning March 17, until further notice. All events and programs at the museum and Ceramics Research Center are now canceled or will be postponed until further notice. We appreciate your understanding as we do our part in mitigating the spread of this virus. 

While we will miss seeing you in the museum, follow us on social media — FacebookInstagram and Twitter — to experience the ASU Art Museum digitally, stay engaged and get a behind-the-scenes look at our collection. During this time we are exploring innovative ways to make our collection available in interesting ways. Look forward to updates on how you can engage with the museum during this event.

Our staff is still working and available. If you have questions, contact us at asuartmuseum@asu.edu or 480-965-2787.

Building Community in Times of Uncertainty

Thank you for your ongoing support of the ASU Art Museum. The decision to close our doors was a difficult one. It will not only have an impact on the communities we serve and those who rely on our programming but also on our financial sustainability going forward. Your support is vital to our future during this unprecedented moment. If you are able, please consider donating to the ASU Art Museum or becoming a member today. Your gift during this time of uncertainty will help shape the future of arts and culture at ASU, in the wider Phoenix Metro Valley and in Arizona.

Staying Updated and Healthy

For the most up-to-date information, please visit coronavirus.asu.edu, Arizona State University’s official source of information about the novel coronavirus, the current exposures at ASU and important tips and precautions you can take to stay healthy. This website is updated regularly with information about the novel coronavirus affecting the ASU community. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has the most up-to-date information about the status of the novel coronavirus in the U.S.

ASU Counseling Services 

ASU Counseling Services (eoss.asu.edu/counseling) are available to provide consultation anytime between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m, Monday thru Friday by calling 480-965-6146. This number will connect you to any of our four campus locations. After business hours, call the EMPACT ASU dedicated hotline at 480-921-1006.

See you soon and be well, 

ASU Art Museum


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.


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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