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Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work at the Pulitzer

September 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


The Pulitzer presents the first major museum exhibition of the work of Ruth Asawa (1926–2013) since 2006, and the first ever outside the West Coast, where the artist lived and worked for six decades. This landmark career-spanning show brings together some eighty works, comprising nearly sixty sculptures from the full trajectory of her career—including looped wire, tied wire, electroplated, and cast works—as well as twenty drawings and collages, some of which date back to her years at Black Mountain College, where she studied with Josef Albers, who inspired her interest in materials as generators of form. Together, the works in the exhibition will provide new insight into Asawa’s innovative contributions to the field of modern and contemporary sculpture.

Opening Reception is on Friday, September 14 from 6-9

Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work is curated by Tamara H. Schenkenberg, Curator at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

Free Entry & Free Parking
Admission to the Pulitzer is free, and visitors can park for free in the lot adjacent to the museum.

Read the Washington Post review, “Is this the most beautiful show of the year” >

Open Hours
Wednesday, 10am–5pm
Thursday, 10am–5pm
Friday, 10am–8pm
Saturday, 10am–5pm

The Pulitzer will be closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

Photo: Ruth Asawa
Untitled (S.453, Hanging Three-Lobed, Three-Layered Continuous Form within a Form), c. 1957–59
Iron Wire
41 1/4 x 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches (104.8 x 41.9 x 41.9 cm)
Private Collection
Courtesy David Zwirner Gallery
© The Estate of Ruth Asawa, Courtesy The Estate of Ruth Asawa and David Zwirner, New York/London/Hong Kong
Photograph by Dan Bradica


September 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am
February 16, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


Pulitzer Arts Foundation
3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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