The Ruth Asawa School in SF


Ruth Asawa is a mid century modern related artist who gets little recognition. She does have work in numerous museums, had a solo exhibition at JANM, and now a school. The SF School of the Arts. It’s already on their website. I’m not sure if it’s changing their curriculum, but just the name value is amazing. From Ruth Asawa’s website: “In 1982, Asawa focuses her energy on building a public high school for the arts, School of the Arts (SOTA) High School. Her dream is to house SOTA in the heart of civic center so that it is in close proximity to San Francisco’s world class cultural organizations — the San Francisco Opera, Ballet, Museum of Modern Art, the Asian Art Museum, American Conservatory Theater, the Main Library, and the Symphony. Students will be able to attend a public high school where the standards are high and where they can achieve their own individual potential — as artists, as future parents, and as community members — whether they go on to become professional artists are not.”

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