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May 2016

The Campaign for Art: Modern and Contemporary

May 14, 2016 - September 18, 2016
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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This exhibition — one of several highlighting contributions from the museum’s Campaign for Art — introduces the range and quality of these newly committed and gifted works in a multidisciplinary selection that strengthens and deepens SFMOMA’s collection. Asawa's Untitled (S.046a-d) is a rare instance where she created four separate works that are intended to be exhibited together.

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September 2016

Leap Before You Look at the Wexner

September 17, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, 1871 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
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Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933 – 1957 focuses on how, despite its brief existence, BMC became a seminal meeting place for many of the artists, musicians, poets, and thinkers who would become the principal practitioners in their fields of the postwar period. Figures such as Anni and Josef Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Ruth Asawa, Robert Motherwell, Gwendolyn and Jacob Knight Lawrence, Charles Olson, and Robert Creeley, among many others,…

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April 2017

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction

April 15, 2017 - August 13, 2017
MoMA, 11 West 53 Street, Manhattan
New York, NY 10019 United States
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Making Space shines a spotlight on the stunning achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). In the postwar era, societal shifts made it possible for larger numbers of women to work professionally as artists, yet their work was often dismissed in the male dominated art world, and few support networks existed for them. Abstraction dominated artistic practice during these years, as many artists working in the…

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August 2017

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985

August 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - April 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 is a groundbreaking exhibition and accompanying book about design dialogues between California and Mexico. Its four main themes—Spanish Colonial Inspiration, Pre-Columbian Revivals, Folk Art and Craft Traditions, and Modernism—explore how modern and anti-modern design movements defined both locales throughout the twentieth century. Half of the show’s more than 300 objects represent architecture, conveyed through drawings, photographs, films, and models to illuminate the unique sense of place that characterized California’s and Mexico’s…

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September 2017

Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West

September 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West considers mid-20th-century abstraction through its Asian-American practitioners, with a special focus on Hawai‘i artists. It is the first museum exhibition to bring artists of the New York School together with Asian-American artists who studied and worked in New York in the 1940s and 1950s, examining the influence of Asian intellectual and artistic traditions on artists long revered as uniquely American. The exhibition presents major works by American masters such as Philip Guston,…

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David Zwirner Gallery

September 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

The exhibition will bring together a selection of key sculptures, paintings, and works on paper spanning Asawa's influential practice, as well as rare archival materials, including a group of vintage photographs of the artist and her work by Imogen Cunningham.

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Josef and Anni and Ruth and Ray

September 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - October 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Featuring work by Josef Albers, Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, and Ray Johnson—all of whom were at Black Mountain College in North Carolina in the late 1940s—this exhibition will explore both the aesthetic and personal dialogue between these artists during their Black Mountain years and beyond;

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November 2017

Artists’ Eyes: Art of Incarceration (Presidio)

November 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - May 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
MIS Historic Learning Center, 640 Old Mason Street, Crissy Field, Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129 United States
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In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, the National Japanese American Historical Society presents Artists’ Eyes, Art of Incarceration. During World War II, Executive Order 9066 led to the registration, exclusion, forced removal and mass incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast. Two multigenerational art exhibits reveal a successive unearthing of evocative expressions through three generations. Works by Japanese American and other multicultural artists expose the profound and eventual reclamation of history and identity. Works…

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Active Archive | Martha McDonald Process + Performance

November 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 120 College Street
Ashville, NC 28801 United States
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 56 + 69 BROADWAY Opening Reception: Friday, September 29, 5-7pm – Performance by Martha McDonald at 5:30 pm FREE ACTIVE ARCHIVE is a stream of programs that pairs the museum’s extensive collection with contemporary artists, curators, and cultural thinkers. It launches with an exhibition featuring the museum’s permanent collection curated by Philadelphia-based interdisciplinary artist Martha McDonald. McDonald brings the ideas of Black Mountain College alive through an exhibition of artwork and ephemera from BMCM+AC’s collection and an installation and live performance…

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January 2018

FOG Design+Art Fair

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 am - January 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Fort Mason Center, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Landmark Building C, 2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123 United States
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The fifth annual edition of FOG Design+Art will take place January 11–14, 2018 with a Preview Gala benefiting San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

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