Wednesday 8th May 2019
7 – 8:15pm (Doors 6:30pm)
Put on by Seattle Art Museum
Join SAM for a reception and conversation on the remarkable life and work of Ruth Asawa, with Daniell Cornell and Mayumi Tsutakawa. After living through the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II along with her family, in California and at the Rohwer Arkansas camp, Asawa studied with Josef Albers and other notables at Black Mountain College. Interest and appreciation for her work continues to grow, along with new assessments of her importance within modern art movements. A reception begins at 6:15 pm and the talk starts at 7 pm.
About the Presenters
Daniell Cornell is an independent arts professional, cultural historian, curator, and educator. While serving as Director of Contemporary Art Projects for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (2000-2008), he worked with Ruth Asawa over several years in organizing and writing for the 2006 major retrospective exhibition and catalogue The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa: Contours in the Air.
Mayumi Tsutakawa is a writer and curator who has focused on Asian/Pacific American history and arts.