Reflecting on Ruth Asawa and the Garden of Remembrance

Reflecting on Ruth Asawa and The Garden of Remembrance

Saturday, February 24, 2024
Event Time 12:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m. PT
Cost Free
Location Fine Arts Gallery
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Five contemporary artists create new work in response to the artist Ruth Asawa and The Garden of Remembrance, a memorial to Japanese American incarceration during WWII that was one of the artist's last public artworks. Featuring: Mark Baugh-SasakiTina KashiwagiPaul Kitagaki Jr., Lisa SolomonTT Takemoto. The catalog will feature essays from Lewis Kawahara, Weston Teruya, and Patricia Wakida. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and San Francisco State University's Instructionally Related Student Activities Fund.

  • February 24 through April 6, 2024

    • Closed during SFSU's Spring Break. March 25 through March 30.
    • Regular Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays during programming.
    • Closing reception: Saturday April 6, 1 to 3pm featuring in-gallery artist talks

Ruth Asawa's Public Art Tour: Hear stories from Asawa's family and friends about her public art in the San Francisco Bay Area, including The Garden of Remembrance, on this virtual tour.

Reflecting: Weston Teruya's five-episode podcast interviewing all of the artists featured in Reflecting on Ruth Asawa and the Garden of Remembrance.

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