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Layers of Brilliance, Tools & Utensils

Friday October 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Museum in simultaneously opening two complementary exhibitions, separate yet within the same space. Though varied in purpose, these shows provide a glimpse into daily exertions made possible and easier through the use of commonplace, yet dazzling devices. The first, TOOLS & UTENSILS—The Beauty of Objects from the World’s Kitchens and Workshops, is a wide-ranging survey of handy implements from many different cultures across the globe. The second, LAYERS OF BRILLIANCE—The Journey of Japanese lacquer Tools, is a never before seen in-depth look at a group of tools for the traditional craft of Japanese lacquer-making. The two exhibitions juxtapose the global and the local, the general and the specific while exploring the overall reflection on beauty in the everyday.

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Friday October 28, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free for Members
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Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101-1617 United States
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