Stanford University

The Faces of Ruth Asawa

When:
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Where:
Cantor Arts Center
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The Faces of Ruth Asawa
Audience:
General Public
Sponsors:
Cantor Arts Center

While she is known for her biomorphic abstract sculptures, Ruth Asawa was an artist of diverse talent in many media. The Faces of Ruth Asawa is a long-term installation of 233 ceramic face masks Asawa created of friends, family members, and fellow artists. Never exhibited in its entirety, the display of this work showcases Asawa's range as an artist, arts advocate, and community member.

IMAGE: Ruth Asawa with life masks on the exterior wall of her house. Photography by Terry Schmitt. ARTWORK: Untitled (LC.012, Wall of Masks), c. 1966–2000. Ceramic, bisque-fired clay. © 2022 Estate of Ruth Asawa/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy The Estate of Ruth Asawa and David Zwirner

Admission Info

Cantor Arts Center: Open Wed-Sun, 11am - 5pm. CLOSED MON & TUES

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