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Public Commissions:

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San Francisco

1966-68 Andrea
Cast bronze fountain
Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point

1969 Glass mosaic mural
Bethany Center Senior Housing Inc.
580 Capp Street

1970-73 Cast bronze fountain
The Hyatt Corporation of America
Grand Hyatt Hotel on Union Square
345 Stockton Street

1974 Bronze plaque honoring Makoto Hagiwara
Japanese Tea Garden
100 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
Golden Gate Park

1976 Two fountains and concrete bas-relief benches
Corten steel, replaced in bronze in 2000, and cast concrete
San Francisco Redevelopment Agency
Nihonmachi Mall
Buchanan Street (between Post and Sutter)

1984 Glass-fiber reinforced concrete bas-relief wall
San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department
Father Boeddeker Park
Ellis Street (between Jones and Taylor)

1984 San Francisco Yesterday and Today
Glass-fiber reinforced concrete bas-relief wall

Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel Motor Court Entry
55 Cyril Magnin Street, Union Square

1986 Aurora
Stainless steel fountain

Hampshire Properties, Bayside Plaza
188 Embarcadero

2002 Garden of Remembrance
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
Courtyard between Burke Hall and Fine Arts Building

Outside San Francisco

1971 Tied bronze wire fountain
City of Phoenix, Civic Plaza
111 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, Arizona

1987 Glass-fiber reinforced concrete sculpture
Santa Rosa Redevelopment and Housing Agency
25 Old Courthouse Square (between 3rd and 4th Streets)
Santa Rosa, California

1988 Cast bronze fountain
Beringer Winery
2000 Main Street, St. Helena, California

1994 Japanese American Internment Memorial
Cast bronze relief sculpture

City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, and the local Japanese-American Community
Robert Peckham Federal Building
East Plaza (South 2nd and San Carlos Streets) or
280 S. First Street, San Jose, California

Collections for Public View

Below is a list of institutions that have Ruth Asawa’s work in their permanent collections. Some of her work may not be on permanent display. Others may have the collections for occasional exhibition use or for research purposes only. Be sure to check with each institution for access to the collection.


De Young Museum

Oakland Museum

M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
Permanent exhibit of 15 wire sculptures in the lobby of the Hamon Education Tower, free to the public;
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California

Oakland Museum of California
Sculpture and works on paper
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, California

San Jose Museum of Art
110 South Market Street
San Jose, California

New York

Solomon Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue (at 75th Street)
New York, New York


Addison Gallery of American Art
Phillips Academy
180 Main Street
Andover, Massachusetts

Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2
Williamstown, Massachusetts

Busch-Reisinger Museum
Student works on paper and paintings
Harvard University
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts


Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
Utah State University
650 North 1100 East
Logan, Utah 84322

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