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Ceramics curator for ASU shares perspectives on university’s collection

Post Date:01/09/2018 11:15 AM

For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Bolton, Public Information Officer        
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Ceramics curator for ASU shares perspectives on university’s collection


Presentation features exhibits overview


Hot Coffee Arts & Culture Lecture Series
Garth Johnson, Curator of Ceramics
Arizona State University Art Museum

Tuesday, Jan. 23
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Total Wine, 1416 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear

Goodyear, Ariz. (Jan. 9, 2018) – Garth Johnson, curator of ceramics for the Arizona State University (ASU) Art Museum, will discuss why ceramics are a growing area of focus among museums and galleries on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at Total Wine, 1416 N. Litchfield Road. 

The presentation will feature highlights from the ASU Art Museum’s unparalleled ceramics collection and a discussion of the eye-catching and intriguing exhibitions he has curated over the years. Among them is ‘Pipe Brothers,’ a recent exhibition of ceramic sewer pipes carved and glazed by the actor James Franco and his brother Tom, a working artist in the Bay Area.

In addition to serving as curator where he oversees the world-renowned Ceramics Research Center, Johnson is an educator and author. Prior to his service in Arizona, he served as curator at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia and spent seven years as a professor in California. Johnson has made many contributions to the world’s understanding of ceramics through his published writing and exhibitions.

The Hot Coffee Arts & Culture Lecture series is typically held the last Tuesday of every month from January through October. Light refreshments are served. Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit


About the Arts in Goodyear
The Arts and Culture Division was established in 2006 by the Goodyear City Council to create a distinct sense of place and cultural destination by integrating art into public spaces. Goodyear’s public art program promotes arts and cultural excellence in coordination with the private sector and other governmental agencies to increase awareness of the contributions of arts and culture to our economy and quality of life.

The Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission provides leadership in developing a community identity through the arts that embraces, celebrates and unites all of our diverse histories, beliefs, cultures, and aspirations.
Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission