Founder’s Gallery (and Upper Northeast Gallery through May 28, 2000)
The exhibition was funded in part by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.
CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN ART featured works from the Museum’s collection of contemporary American crafts by Laura Andreson, Harrison McIntosh, Beatrice Wood, William Manker, Roy Leeper, Gaylord Hall, Benjamin Moore, Brett Hesser, Otto Natzler, Gail Reynolds Natzler, George Nakashima, Sam Maloof (including a Library Table and Benches, a recent acquisition), Bob Stocksdale, Edward Blickenstaff, William Chappelow, Helen Shirk (a recent acquisition), Jack Lenor Larsen, Eve Gulick, Joan Austin, JoAnn Tanzer and Henry Petzal. The exhibition included a collection of hewn Hawaiian Koa wood bowls, works by Niki de Saint Phalle and Wednesday’s Palace by Alice Hudson (recently acquired by a matching grant from the Harvey and Frances White Foundation and the contributions of 138 Museum members).
The video, A Palace for Wednesday, played during the run of the exhibition.
Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Featuring approximately 40 kantha (decorative stitched quilting made from recycled sari) from the Museum's permanent collection.