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Milpitas Library

160 North Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035


Monday1pm - 9pm
Tuesday1pm - 9pm
Wednesday1pm - 9pm
Thursday10am - 6pm
Friday10am - 6pm
Saturday10am - 6pm
Sundaynoon - 6pm
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Phone:(408) 262-1171

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All SCCLD locations will be CLOSED Sunday, April 20th for Easter.
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Remembering Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa - Sculptor
January 24, 1926 - August 5, 2013
 
One of California's most admired sculptors has died at the age of 87.
 
Ruth Asawa was an American artist, who was nationally recognized for her wire sculpture, public commissions, and her activism in education and the arts.
 
Born in Norwalk California and living in San Francisco, she was a Bay Area treasure.  She was lovingly known as "The Fountain Lady" for the many fountains she created, the most famous being the Hyatt Fountain on Union Square.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Below you will find books that talk about her art, her life during the Japanese Internment, and a book that celebrates women artists.

The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa

 

 

The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa : Contours in the Air

Topaz Moon

 

Topaz Moon : Art of the Internment 

by Chiura Obata

On Women Turning 70

 

 

On Women Turning 70 - Honoring the Voices of Wisdom   

by Cathleen Rountree         

 

- Terye

Read!