ETHIOPIA was the first and most comprehensive exhibition depicting Ethiopian culture known to have been presented anywhere in the world. The exhibition consisted of over 150 rare, historical and contemporary pieces, including crosses of silver, brass, and copper; paintings on cloth and parchment; icons on wood; manuscripts, textiles, baskets, weapons and musical instruments. The articles, which were integral parts of daily life and whose forms date to Biblical times, reflect the pagan, Judaic, Christian and Islamic heritage of the country.
ETHIOPIA and its publication were sponsored in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Roth Fund.
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.