A TRANSCULTURAL MOSAIC was a wide representation of the contrasting, yet similar, cultures of the world. The exhibition included a rich variety of objects from Japan, Mexico, Poland, China, Austria, India, Ethiopia, Africa, Great Britain, and the United States.
From the accompanying exhibition document, A TRANSCULTURAL MOSAIC: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art, Martha Longenecker wrote:
These are useful arts that are satisfying to the human spirit. Made by hand, they are created from common and readily available materials of our earth – clay, wood, fiber, metal, stone, bone, shell, pigment and other natural substances. Their value is not in the intrinsic worth of the material – as in the case of jewelry made of precious metals and stones – but in the unique, expressive way their creators transcend materials and techniques with honest expressions of enduring value.