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Movie Night at Mingei

Friday August 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This summer spend your Friday nights at the Museum. Enjoy a different award-winning documentary film each week, in addition to wine, beer, food, and extended hours in the galleries. Each week’s film(s) will focus on a different self-taught artist, some featured in the Museum’s current exhibition SELF-TAUGHT GENIUS, from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.

This film screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Betsy Bayha.

Film Synopsis:

“For more than a decade, Judith Scott has been deeply involved in making large, colorful body-like sculptures out of found objects and yarn. Her works are abstract, dense, multilayered, and ultimately, a mystery. Judith cannot tell us what inspires her to create these objects. As a woman with Down syndrome, who is deaf and does not speak, these sculptures are Judith’s most complex means of communication.

Judith is an accidental artist. She spent 35 years institutionalized in her home state of Ohio with little or no creative outlet. It was only in the 1980’s when her twin sister Joyce regained custody of Judith and moved her to the San Francisco Bay Area that her creative life began to blossom.

Judith’s work is now in some of the most prestigious art collections in the world and has captivated the interest of collectors worldwide.”

For more information about Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott, visit judithscottdocumentary.org.


Friday August 7, 2015
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Free with Admission
Information Phone:
(619) 704-7495
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Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101-1617 United States
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