Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

LBIF Speaker Series: Ruth Asawa Through Line

June 16 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Ruth Asawa Through Line Presented by Kim Conaty, Chief Curator
at the Whitney Museum of Art and Juror for the 2024 Works on Paper Exhibition at LBIF
Date Sunday, June 16; 5:00pm
Fee FREE Admission
For Ruth Asawa (1926–2013), drawing served as a center of gravity—the activity she described as her “greatest pleasure and the most difficult.” This talk, based on the Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2023 exhibition Ruth Asawa Through Line, will highlight Asawa’s daily practice of drawing and how her approach to materials, line, surface, and space yielded an impressive range of work that speaks to her playful curiosity and technical dexterity. Conaty will emphasize how the artist’s inquisitive approach to artmaking guided many of the curatorial decisions and thematic considerations put forth in the show in an effort to honor Asawa’s belief that “art is not a series of techniques, but an approach to learning, to questioning, and to sharing.”


June 16
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd
Loveladies, NJ 08008 United States
+ Google Map