ARTS OF THE AMAZON comprised 250 ritual and other art objects — headdresses, masks, body costumes, ceramic vessels, basketry — representing more than sixty tribes of the Amazon Basin (Brazil, Surinam, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru). Many of these major art objects had never been previously exhibited.
The exhibition documentary publication was edited by Barbara Braun and published by Thames and Hudson.
A videotape of the Tocandira Ritual of the Wayana Aparai was played during the exhibition. Adam Mekler gave an illustrated lecture on “Arts of the Amazon.”
ARTS OF THE AMAZON was funded in part by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement 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.