The Collection

Ruth V. Zuckerman

Gifted to the museum by Bernard A. Zuckerman in 1999 to commemorate his late wife, this collection surveys forty years of Ruth Zuckerman's work from 1953 to 1993. Objects include significant sculptures in stone and bronze, photography, paintings, plaster maquettes, and the artist’s personal archives.

Ruth V. Zuckerman is best known for her fluid, figurative sculptures, based on universal themes of family, love, and protection. Insieme III, considered the artist’s masterwork, is currently on view in the Ruth V. Zuckerman Pavilion at the Zuckerman Museum of Art. The sculpture is part the museum's inaugural exhibition, From Earth and Fire. The show includes several more of her works in stone, as well as some of her bronze pieces from the KSU permanent collection.

A special commemorative catalogue on this collection is available for purchase at the museum's reception desk for $10. Please email for details.

In the current exhibition, Maria Artemis Select Ruth Zuckerman, Atlanta-based artist Maria Artemis presents a selection of abstract sculptures by Ruth Zuckerman. These sculptures, created from a variety of materials, are juxtaposed with some of Zuckerman's photographs to explore what may have informed her artistic choices and aesthetic. A visual conversation between Artemis and Zuckerman is conducted by the positioning of one of Artemis' own sculptures alongside a set of Ruth Zuckerman's stone working tools, acquired by Artemis from the Bureau of Cultural Affairs Materials for the Arts. The Zuckerman artworks presented in Maria Artemis Selects Ruth Zuckerman are courtesy of the KSU Permanent Collection.

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