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Second Sunday: Ruth Asawa + Twisted Wire Sculptures

Welcome to SFMOMA’s virtual Second Sundays, a monthly series that includes a reading with a librarian from the San Francisco Public Library, followed by a guided art activity you can do at home. In this installment, we’re focusing on Ruth Asawa! Tune in for a story reading below, and then make an art project inspired by the influential Bay Area artist.

Story Reading

San Francisco Public Library’s Mr. JoSep reads A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asawa written and illustrated by Andrea D’Aquino.

Art Project: Twisted Wire Sculpture

Asawa is perhaps best known for her wire sculptures, which she thought of as three-dimensional line drawings in space. In this project, we make one of our own! Watch the video to see how it turns out, and find step-by-step, written instructions below.