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If you have a box full of Pez dispensers buried in the back of your closet or a book of state quarters discretely hidden between copies of the latest bestsellers, then we have something in common. Peter Held has us thinking about these kinds of assemblages, if you will, for his final exhibition as curator of ceramics at ASU.
“These Are Some of My Favorite Things” explores of the human compulsion to collect, with groupings ranging from a wooden shelf full of white objects to a case populated solely by cactus-shaped salt and pepper shakers. The show features eight collections from local artists, collectors, and creatives Cyndi Coon, Emily Long, Gretchen Freeman, Mark Klett, Randall and Katherine Schmidt, Joe Willie Smith, New Times contributor Kathleen Vanesian, and Kurt Weiser.
“These Are Some of My Favorite Things” will be on view at the ASU Art Museum Brickyard location, 699 South Mill Avenue, Suite 108 in Tempe. During the summer, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. For more information, visit asuartmuseum.asu.edu or call 480-727-8170.