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Jan Fisher Memorial Lecture Series with Betty Woodman

January 07, 2008

The ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center at Arizona State University is pleased to present renowned artist Betty Woodman as part of the Jan Fisher Memorial Lecture Series.

The series is named in honor of Jan Fisher, an art history graduate student and active CLĀ member who passed away in 2006. Support for this series is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Cole Fisher and family members, as well as friends from the ASU community. The series is organized by the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center and made possible by the ASU Herberger College of the Arts Jan Fisher Memorial Lecture Series Fund. 

Internationally recognized artist Betty Woodman interacts with Herberger College School of Art students and community members through the Jan Fisher Memorial Lecture Series.

Woodman is one of the most important ceramic artists working today. Through her inventive use of color and form, and her expert blend of a wide range of influences, she has created a significant body of work throughout her career. Employing many forms, from fragmented-wall vases to pillow pitchers, Woodman presents a delightful gathering of influences and traditions. Woodman has traveled extensively, finding inspiration in cultures around the world.

Woodman lives and works in New York City and Antella, Italy. Her work has been exhibited in France, Holland, Italy and Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City presented a retrospective of Woodman’s work in 2006; she was the first living American woman artist to have an exhibition at the museum. 

Lecture at Coor Hall, Room 170, ASU Tempe campus 
Reception immediately follows the lecture at ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center, northeast corner 10th Street and Mill Avenue, ASU Tempe campus 

Free parking is available in ASU Art Museum-marked spaces at the Ceramics Research Center

Saturday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Public Contact
ASU Art Museum 

The ASU Art Museum, named “the single most impressive venue for contemporary art in Arizona” by Art in America, is part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. The museum is located on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street in Tempe and admission is free. Hours are 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays (during the academic year), 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and closed on Sundays and Mondays. To learn more about the museum, call 480.965.2787 or

Media Contact:
Peter Held 
Curator of Ceramics
(480) 727-8173