An exhibition of fifty-six Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) hatboxes created to hold officials’ hats is on view in the gallery next to TRANSFORMED BY FIRE. Made of wood, lacquer, paper and leather, all are late nineteenth or early twentieth century. Mostly round in shape or many-sided, there is among them a great diversity of form — a marvelous example of variation on sameness. Accompanying the hatboxes is one summer hat. Theodore Cohen, designer of both TRANSFORMED BY FIRE and this exhibition, gathered the hatboxes over a number of years. He donated this unusual collection to the Museum in 2008. FIFTY-SIX CHINESE HATBOXES — and one hat! continues through March 21, 2010.
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.