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Step into Linda Pace's Subconsciousness at Ruby City's Dream Tour on Thursday


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While Linda Pace built Artpace in life, Ruby City is a testament to her posthumous legacy.

The 14,000 square foot complex is literally built on a dream and a promise. Two months prior to her death, Pace drew a "ruby city" that appeared to her in a dream and made esteemed architect David Adjaye swear to make it a reality.

In conjunction with Ruby City's opening exhibition, "Waking Dream," Head of Collections & Communications Kelly O'Connor — herself a former studio assistant for Pace — will lead a special Dream Tour. The tour will focus on Ruby City's extensive collection of Pace's work, which was tied closely with her dreams, from the eye-catching assemblage Red Project to the quietly menacing Red Crab in Back Seat, itself a prescient symbol embodying the cancer that would ultimately take her life.

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The free, hour-long tour will give visitors a guided look at Pace's oeuvre and serve as an introduction to the Ruby City complex, which only opened to the public a few weeks ago.

Those interested in a the tour should RSVP at to reserve a spot.

Free (RSVP Required), 6-7 p.m. Thursday, November 14, Ruby City, 150 Camp St., (210) 227-8400,

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