Art Break | Mingei International Museum

Join Senior Curator Barbara Hanson Forsyth for the story of Ellamarie (1913-1976) and Jackson (1910-1992) Woolley, one of San Diego’s preeminent and prolific designing couples who are most remembered for their enameled metalwork but worked in a variety of media. Their collective and individual artistic journeys resulted in an incredible body of work ranging from small-scale decorative items such as plates and pendants to monumental architectural commissions.

This talk will explore their artistic practice and significant contributions to the mid-century San Diego design and architecture scene, including the story behind Variations on a Gold Theme. This masterful mural from 1965 is part of Mingei’s permanent collection and is currently installed in our Courtyard.

Art Break is Mingei's new monthly lunchtime lecture series where attendees can hear from curators, museum educators, artists and scholars while enjoying their midday snack.

Free with price of admission | Free for members | Space is limited.

Ticket includes access to the Gallery Level, Terraces and Art Library.


Shannon Foley

Plan your Visit

The Museum is open Saturday-Wednesday from 10am-5pm and Thursday & Friday 10am-8pm.