Guest Curator John Darcy Noble was former Curator of Dolls and Toys at the Museum of the City of New York.
FIRST COLLECTIONS was a major exhibition of broad and universal appeal. Dolls and folk toys in many media — wood, metal, fiber, paper — dramatically illustrate the rich variety, quality and beauty of these cherished objects. The exhibition was drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection and supplemented by loans from other museums and private collections.
The exhibition was sponsored by The Gerald and Inez Grant Parker Foundation.
The Mingei International documentary publication, FIRST COLLECTIONS: Dolls and Toys of the World, includes an introduction by John Darcy Noble and commentaries by Bradley Smith, Ajit Mookerjee, and Tsune Sesoko.
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.