During the 1980s, Moses created more than 250 whimsical hats from paper bags contributed by merchants in his Hawaiian neighborhood. They are imaginative, amusing and timeless sculpture.

CROWNING GLORY was a traveling exhibition of Mingei. Following its showing at Mingei, the exhibition traveled to the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco for a presentation there from June 6-July 29, 2001.

The exhibition was funded in part by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.


On View: Mar 09, 2001 - Jun 07, 2001

Curator: Martha Longenecker

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