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  Glass Art, mostly from California Artists
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  • Glass Art, mostly from California Artists - San Francisco
      Glass Art, mostly from California Artists
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  • Ruth Asawa guest exhibit at DeYoung Museum - San Francisco
      Ruth Asawa guest exhibit at DeYoung Museum
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      More Asawa Hanging Art at DeYoung Museum
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The Special Exhibits at the DeYoung Museum are not allowed to be photographed, so these images of the Ruth Asawa collection are seen from a deliberate distance. Ruth Asawa is a local favorite, having produced many cast bronze and steel sculptures around the
Bay Area since the 1970's. At this special exhibit, Asawa's biographical background at the legendary Black Mountain College is explored, and here lecture notes for her college classes on display. See the web link below for more details about this great artist. What seemed most remarkable to me were the woven steel thread basket hangings. They were elegantly displayed at the DeYoung. The museum has as part of its regular collection a finely displayed contemporary art collection, including the glass art for which California artists are now famous world-wide.

Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
Directions: Golden Gate National Park
Phone: (415) 750-3600
Website: http://www.kqed.org/arts/people/spark/profile.jsp?id=4828

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  • Written Dec 29, 2006
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