Mingei staff loves the Museum's collection just as much as our visitors and fans. This is a collection of just a few of our favorites.

Highlights

Hollow Form (Vessel)

1969 United States of America

Our Deputy Director and Chief Advancement Officer, Jessica York, chose this stunning hollow vessel for her staff pick. Made by Laura Andreson in 1969, this piece features a metallic, iridescent glaze, a centuries old technique that is today known as “lusterware”.

Alebrije (Fantasy Figure)

1978 Mexico

Charles Thunyakij, Outreach Coordinator and Education Specialist at Mingei International Museum, choose for his staff pick an Alebrije. This object of pure fantasy is constructed out of lacquered and painted paper mache.

Tarahumara/Rarámuri Woman's Skirt and Top

20th Century Chihuahua, Mexico

Tarahumara women, also known as Rarámuri, continue to hand-sew dresses in this style to preserve their culture.

Makinak (Necklace)

20th c. Oman

This stunning yet humble necklace is part of a recent acquisition from the Carolyn Dreyer Omani Wedding Silver Collection.

Milliner’s Head Forms (marotte)

c. 1870-90 France

These three stylish ladies are head forms, used in a milliner’s store window to tempt passersby in late-nineteenth-century France.