Masters of Modern Design Screening and Panel Discussion

deYoung Museum Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco

Join us in the Koret Auditorium for a special screening of Masters of Modern Design: The Art of the Japanese American Experience and a panel conversation with Ruth Asawa's children, Aiko Cuneo, Addie Lanier, and Paul Lanier, Ruth Asawa's biographer, Marilyn Chase, Masters of Modern Design's director Akira Boch, KCET/PBS SoCal/LinkTV Chief Creative Officer and […]

Free

Specters of Disruption

deYoung Museum Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco

Drawing from their historic holdings and re-contextualizing them with modern and contemporary art, Specters of Disruption connects the museums’ colonial and geological underpinnings to the current conditions of the Bay Area and the evolving trajectories of American art histories.

$15

In a Cloud, in a Wall, in a Chair: Six Modernists in Mexico at Midcentury

Art Institute of Chicago 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603

Clara Porset, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Cynthia Sargent, and Sheila Hicks share one defining aspect: Mexico, a country in which they all lived or worked between the 1940s and 1970s. During this period they all realized projects that breached disciplinary boundaries and national divides. This exhibition is the first to explore Mexico's impact on these visionary artists and designers.

Women Take the Floor

Museum of Fine Arts Boston 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

“Women Take the Floor” challenges the dominant history of American art by focusing on the overlooked and underrepresented work and stories of women artists. This reinstallation—or “takeover”—of Level 3 of the Art of the Americas Wing advocates for diversity, inclusion, and gender equity in museums, the art world, and beyond. With more than 250 works drawn primarily from the MFA’s collection, the exhibition is organized into seven thematic galleries.

$25

The Pencil Is a Key

The Drawing Center 35 Wooster Street, New York

The Pencil Is a Key is an exhibition of historical and contemporary drawings by incarcerated people from all over the globe. Works by artists who were or currently are prisoners will be juxtaposed with drawings by prisoners who became artists while incarcerated.

$5

Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019

Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street, New York

Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019 foregrounds how visual artists have explored the materials, methods, and strategies of craft over the past seven decades. Some expand techniques with long histories, such as weaving, sewing, or pottery, while others experiment with textiles, thread, clay, beads, and glass, among other mediums. The traces of the artists’ hands-on engagement with their materials invite viewers to imagine how it might feel to make each work. At the Whitney Museum of American Art.

$25

A Line Can Go Anywhere

David Zwirner London 24 Grafton Street, London

David Zwirner is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by American artist Ruth Asawa (1926–2013) at the gallery’s London location. This will be the first major presentation of the artist’s work outside of the United States and will include a number of her key forms, focusing in particular on the relationship between her wire sculptures and wide-ranging body of works on paper.

Question Everything! The Women of Black Mountain College

Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center 120 College Street, Ashville

BMC was a place where women could explore their identities as artists and individuals; a space where women were expected to question things, to think critically and to explore their own self determinacy. Through artworks, personal accounts and archival film and photographs, Question Everything! details how this new generation went forward with a strong sense of what it meant to be a woman in the 20th century, forging new paths for themselves and those who followed in their footsteps.

Nothing Is So Humble: Prints from Everyday Objects

Whitney Museum of American Art 99 Gansevoort Street, New York

This focused exhibition, drawn from the Whitney’s collection, will look at the creative and irreverent ways that seven artists—Ruth Asawa, Sari Dienes, Pati Hill, Kahlil Robert Irving, Virginia Overton, Julia Phillips, and Zarina—have employed the everyday objects around them to make prints.

$18 – $25

Ruth Asawa: Drawing In Space

David Zwirner New York 69th St. 34 East 69th Street, New York

While best known for her innovative wire sculptures, Asawa had a deep connection to drawing and painting and often depicted plants, flowers, and other organic forms across her work that spanned fifty years. Here, we present a selection of the artist’s smaller sculptures along with prints and works on paper, many of which have not been widely shown.