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Member Preview Days for Ruth Asawa Through Line

Wed, Sept 13, 2023
12–6 pm

Floor 8, Skylight Galleries

All Members

Wednesday, September 13, 12–6 pm
Thursday, September 14, 10:30 am–6 pm

Be among the first to explore Ruth Asawa Through Line during two days of Member Previews.

Ruth Asawa Through Line is the first exhibition to examine Ruth Asawa’s oeuvre through the lens of her lifelong drawing practice. Co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Menil Collection, this presentation reveals the complexity and richness of the materials and processes the artist experimented with, emphasizing the foundational role that drawing played in developing her distinct visual language. While now widely recognized as a sculptor, Asawa (1926–2013) practiced drawing daily, referring to the act as her “greatest pleasure and the most difficult.” Through drawing, she explored the world around her and the boundaries of the medium itself, turning everyday encounters into moments of profound beauty and endowing ordinary objects with new aesthetic possibilities.

Ilana Savdie, Trust Me, Inheritance, and The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965 will also be on view.

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