COLORS OF THE RAINBOW SERPENT presented a selection of Pre-Columbian polychromed pottery and molas which represented more than 1,000 years of the art of people of Panama. The collection of Pre-Columbian polychromed represented the oldest continuous ceramic tradition in the New World, a tradition dating from 800 B.C. The exhibited objects served as funerary vessels for elite members of society, and dated from the First Century A.D. to the Spanish Conquest.
Presented at the University Towne Centre Museum Satellite. This exhibition was funded in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. Other lenders to the exhibition included Dr. A. D. Grinnell, Susan Lerer and Gay and Bob Sinclair.
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.