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The Faces of Ruth Asawa
Ongoing Exhibition

The Faces of Ruth Asawa

July 6, 2022–

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

Ruth Asawa with life masks on the exterior wall of her house. Image credit: Photography by Terry Schmitt. ARTWORK: Untitled (Wall of Masks), c. 1966–2000. Ceramic, bisque-fired clay. © 2020 Estate of Ruth Asawa/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy The Estate of Ruth Asawa and David Zwirner)

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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 single-object, 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.

 

 

 


 

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The Cantor Arts Center is located at the intersection of Museum Way and Lomita Drive in the heart of the arts district on the Stanford campus. The Cantor faces the Bing Concert Hall across Palm Drive, northwest of The Oval and the Main Quad.

328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way
Stanford, CA 94305-5060

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