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