Interlacing — the term for all constructions in which each element passes over and under other elements which cross its path — is one of the most ancient and universal of human inventions. The exhibition comprised a fascinating variety of interlaced forms, using materials as dissimilar as wire, bark, silk yarns, clay, dough and grasses. There are baskets from Thailand, masks of the American Indian, hats from Colombia, temple knots from Japan, boondoggles from Afghanistan, a ceremonial adz from New Guinea, nested wedding baskets of the Bobo people, and more.
Collection Source: Jack Lenor Larsen
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.