PASADENA — “Ruth Asawa: Of Forms and Growth,” directed by Robert Snyder, will be screened at the Norton Simon Museum on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m.

FilmRuth-AsawaFullThe short film offers an intimate portrait of Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) and her roles as an artist, woman and mother.

This is followed at 4:30 p.m. by a talk with artist Aiko Cuneo, a daughter of Asawa. Cuneo talks specifically about the prints her mother made during her residency at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, and how inspiration came to her from nature, her family and her own work.

The events are free with admission. No reservations needed.

Presented in conjunction with “Home and Away: The Printed Works of Ruth Asawa,” an exhibition of 23 lithographs created by the artist during her two-month residency at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in 1965. Works chosen for this exhibition include intimate portraits of Asawa’s children, mother and father, along with a suite of floral prints.

The exhibition runs through Jan. 19, 2015.

Aiko Cuneo
Aiko Cuneo

The Norton Simon Museum is located at 411 W. Colorado Blvd. at Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena, at the intersection of the Foothill (210) and Ventura (134) freeways. For general information, call (626) 449-6840 or visit

Museum hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12 to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Tuesday.

Admission: Adults, $12; seniors (62+), $9; children 18 and younger, students with ID, active military, museum colleagues and museum members: free. Admission is free for everyone on the first Friday of every month from 6 to 9 p.m.

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