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Arizona State University Art Museum

Mill Avenue and 10th Street, Tempe, AZ 85287
480-965-5254
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Ranked #17 of 29 Attractions in Tempe
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This museum is run by students and they are very helpful to explain the different works of Art. The main objects are from cheramic, fiber and wood and the standard of the works is high.

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Sussex, England
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93 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This is an intelligent, well curated gallery, absolutely the best in the Phoenix area - it should be promoting itself better. It also should make more of its proximity to the Frank Lloyd Wright buildings just behind it. Fabulous exhibition this time arising from the Japanese internment in WW2.

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Toronto, Canada
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264 reviews 264 reviews
90 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I think the architecture style is called "brutalism". Heavy, ugly, confusing and intimidating. Where a building should say "welcome", this one says "get lost". But don't. Find your way in and have a look around. The modern art is almost all of a ceramic or sculptural style but with many creative uses of different materials. Be sure to visit the... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The main museum was designed by a well-known Southwestern architect but this is not one of his successes. Half the building is made up of wide staircases leaving little room for the galleries. Visiting the ceramics museum across the street is a much better experience.

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Ogden, Utah
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

some very unique pieces. Great place to explore, and there are artists I now want to research. Great small shop for gifts.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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252 reviews 252 reviews
215 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Today,I visited this art museum that emphasizes ceramic art work.I saw very few paintings in this art museum.I saw excellent ceramic creations by such artists as,Robert Arneson,Karel Appel,Wayne Higby,Jack Earl,Noi Volkov("Greece,Dali,and Magritte"-my favorite one at this art museum),and Viola Frey..I saw fine paintings by Roy de Forest,Karel Appel,and Celestin Faustin("Garden of Eden").The ceramic works are housed in 2 separate buildings.... More

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Cleveland, OH
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We were in from out of town, the museum is in a "art center" with the Heard museum in close proximity and the the Ceramic Museum across the street. It worth visiting to see all three..

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Phoenix, Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I graduated from ASU 50 years ago. I've once in a great while tripped around the outer edges of the campus but needless to say, it ain't familar territory for a student of the 1950's-60's. I noticed in the local paper that there is a special showing of Margaret Tafoya (a Santa Clara NM pottery legend) on display at the... More

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Mesa, AZ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Since my husband of 42 years still doesn't have a clue what to get me for Christmas, I've brought him to the museum's gift shop a couple of times because I know I'll find something unusual to fall in love with. We'll usually take in at least one exhibit area, and I've found all to be quite well curated. Donations... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

It was OK. Not great, not bad. We stopped by while my son was getting acquainted with the ASU campus.

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