A great menagerie from the collection of Mingei International Museum drawn from cultures across the globe, an entire zoo to delight and astound: from India – monumental ritual horses of Lord Aiyanar from Tamil Nadu, a maharajah’s steed in painted wood, painted clay animals by Sonabai Rajawar; papier mache toys, a horse for a Daimyo’s son and Maneki Neko from Japan; from Mexico Manuel Jimenez painted wood figures and Candelario Medrano painted clay mythical animals and a horse clad entirely with beads by the Huichol Indians of Jalisco; carousel animals from Spain and the United States of America; armadillos of clay, wood and metal from Central and South America; a monumental stone ram from Han dynasty China; Zuni owls; African animal masks; Toikka glass birds from Finland and many other familiar and exotic species.
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.