HEIRLOOMS OF THE FUTURE was presented as part of the national observance of 1993 as The Year of American Crafts. Twenty-one living, West Coast American Designer/Craftsmen whose work and teaching span a half century and have sparked the resurgence of contemporary crafts in the United States were featured. Blown glass by Dale Chihuly; baskets by Lillian Elliott, and Ed Rossbach; jewelry by Arline Fisch, and Svetozar Radakovich; furniture by Frank Gehry, and Sam Maloof; textiles by Eve Gulick, and Katherine Westphal; paper forms by Kay Sekimachi; enamels by June Schwarcz, and JoAnn Tanzer; turned wood forms by Bob Stocksdale; and ceramics by Laura Andreson, Rupert Deese, Otto and Vivika Heino, Martha Longenecker, Harrison McIntosh, Beatrice Wood, and Otto Natzler (including collaborative work with the late Gertrud Natzler).
The exhibition was sponsored by Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan, and supported by a grant from J. Dallas and Mary H. Clark.
The documentary publication, HEIRLOOMS OF THE FUTURE, was produced by Mingei International.
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.