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May 2019

Sam Talks — Revealing Ruth Asawa, Artist And Advocate

May 8, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium, 1300 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
$10

Join us for a conversation on the remarkable life and work of Ruth Asawa (1926-2013), with curator Daniell Cornell and writer/curator Mayumi Tsutakawa.

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Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection

May 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - January 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave
New York, NY United States
$25

The first-ever artist-curated exhibition mounted at the Guggenheim celebrates the museum’s extensive collection of modern and contemporary art. Curated by Cai Guo-Qiang, Paul Chan, Jenny Holzer, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, and Carrie Mae Weems — artists who each have had influential solo shows at the museum — Artistic License brings together both well-known and rarely seen works from the turn of the century to 1980. Each artist was invited to make selections to shape a discrete presentation, one on each…

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June 2019

California Studio Craft

June 15, 2019 - February 23, 2020
SFO Museum, San Francisco Airport
San Francisco, CA 94128 United States

SFO Terminal 2 Departures - Level 2 - Post-Security Featuring works from the Forrest L. Merrill collection Studio craft combines the characteristics of traditional, handmade craft with the refined qualities of fine art. Made by professional artist-craftspeople who work in a variety of media, studio craft includes both utilitarian items and more experimental pieces that focus on aesthetics over function. For many, studio craft is an imaginative and personal expression that encourages creativity through the exploration of time-tested materials and…

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August 2019

Masters of Modern Design Screening and Panel Discussion

August 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA United States
Free

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 Executive Producer Juan Devis, and Producer Jacqueline Reyno. Free Saturdays are about celebrating art and this city that we love. Explore the permanent collections, take…

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Specters of Disruption

August 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - November 10, 2019 @ 5:15 pm
deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA United States
$15

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.

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

August 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603, 60603 United States

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.

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October 2019

The Pencil Is a Key

October 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - January 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013 United States
$5

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.

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November 2019

Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950–2019

November 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - December 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street
New York, 10014 United States
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$25

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.

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January 2020

A Line Can Go Anywhere

January 10 @ 10:00 am - February 22 @ 5:00 pm
David Zwirner London, 24 Grafton Street
London, W1S 4EZ United Kingdom

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.

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Question Everything! The Women of Black Mountain College

January 24 @ 11:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 120 College Street
Ashville, NC 28801 United States

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.

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