Fold, Twist, Tie | Mingei International Museum
A selection of hats by moses from Mingei International Museum's permanent collection.
Image: A selection of hats by moses from Mingei International Museum's permanent collection.

On View

Apr 8 - Oct 2, 2022

Curated By

Barbara Hanson Forsyth

This exhibition at Mingei International Museum features whimsical and sculptural paper hats made by self-taught artist, moses.

Self-taught artist moses is best known for his whimsical and sculptural paper bag hats. Each piece mimics materials ranging from leather to bamboo and challenges conventional ideas with extraordinary and elaborate design. FOLD, TWIST, TIE explores the process behind the making of his hats, pairing them with recently restored photos of his creations, often worn by enthusiastic participants. The hats were given grand titles by the artist, such as Sun Queen and Thelonious. The utilitarian paper bag, usually used to hold groceries or lunch, is transformed in this exhibition. Viewers will delight in the creative designs of moses and are sure to leave the show rethinking this simple material.

*Please note, the artist moses does not capitalize his name.

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