ARTES DE MEXICO represented the rich variety of clay objects that continue to be skillfully created throughout Mexico – following a long tradition of making forms for use in daily life, for ceremonial purposes and for play.
The exhibition featured painted clay forms comprising a village scene and a bullfighting scene, including works by Candelario Medrano, and terra cotta works including figures by Teodora Blanco and a Tree of Life Candelabra.
Collection Source: Mingei International Museum
The exhibition was funded in part by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. This four-month exhibition was Mingei International’s second collaboration with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority as part of Lindbergh Field’s Cultural Exhibit Program.
One of a Kind
Featuring jewelry, body ornaments and a collection of knitted and crocheted wire hanging flowers and sea creatures by internationally-renowned artist, Arline Fisch.
An intimate exhibition in the Museum’s Theater Gallery featuring a selection of shadow puppets from Indonesia.
Pre-Columbian Art from Mingei's Collection
Part of the Getty Center-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, this exhibition offers the most comprehensive presentation to date of the Museum’s significant holdings of objects used by people from the ancient cultures of Mexico, Central and South America.
Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Featuring approximately 40 kantha (decorative stitched quilting made from recycled sari) from the Museum's permanent collection.