Image: Detail of Samurai Hat (Jingasa) with Wide Flat Brim (Ichimonji Gasa), Japan, c. 1804-1818, wood, lacquer, gold-sprinkles (maki-e), cotton cloth. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Ford, collection Mingei International Museum. 2008-54-001. Photo by Ron Kerner.

On View

Mar 21 - Jun 14, 2020

Costumes, crowns and headdresses from the Museum's permanent collection from Japan, Central Asia, Western Africa and the United States will be on display at Coronado Public Library.

The safety and health of our staff, visitors and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us and in an effort to protect our community we've decided to postpone this exhibition until further notice. While we'll miss seeing you, we look forward to connecting with you on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and website.

Be well, we'll see you soon!

The pop-up exhibition Around the World with Mingei International Museum opens at Coronado Public Library on March 21 and will be on view until June 14, 2020. This exhibition includes costumes, crowns and headdresses from the Museum's permanent collection from Japan, Central Asia, Western Africa and the United States will be on display.

Find a samurai uniform and jingasa (hat with a wide flat brim) alongside objects representing the importance of tea portability in Japan. Clothing and adornment--including hair ornaments, necklaces and rings, belts, armbands and embroidered hats--will paint a picture of Central Asian Turkmen women. Elaborately beaded, cone-shaped crowns and headdresses will be displayed, which are important symbols of kingship among the Yoruba people, who live mostly in Nigeria. Also included is a dress made entirely of cigar silk bands that represents the United States.

Explore these Mingei works and more at the library, which also features other artworks, including colorful glass panels illustrating scenes from the Wizard of Oz, and two monumental frescoes painted by famed Mexican artist Alfredo Ramos Martinez.