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ON VIEW | The Faces of Ruth Asawa

The Faces of Ruth Asawa is a single-object, long-term installation of 233 ceramic face masks Asawa created of friends, family members, and fellow artists. This is the first of three exciting exhibitions related to the Asian American Art Initiative opening at the Cantor in 2022.

An image of artist Ruth Asawa infront of her Wall of Masks

EXPLORE | Asian American Art Initiative

Explore Asian American and Asian diaspora artists and their work at the Cantor, upcoming exhibitions and events. This recently established initiative is a significant effort to acquire, preserve, display and research Asian American art.

the legend asian american art initiative on black font

ON VIEW | Yinka Shonibare CBE, RA: The American Library

An imaginative portrait of a nation, The American Library explores how ideas of citizenship, home, and nationalism acquire complex meanings.

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An image of Yinka Shonibare's The American Library

ON VIEW | A Change of Scenery: Photographs of Leisure in the Landscape

This exhibition surveys ways of “being” in the landscape, encompassing common activities like sight-seeing, recreation, and play, and affective states like joy, intimacy, affinity, and belonging.

black and white picture of women in swimming attire, standing by a lake

ON VIEW | Reality Makes Them Dream: American Photography, 1929-1941

Against the typical history of 1930s photography that views the work of this period as primarily documentary, this exhibition contends that a key goal for artists of this period was to use photography to ignite the imagination.

A black and white image of a naked woman floating in a pool

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