MINGEI OF JAPAN honored the founders of the Mingei Association of Japan (Sôetsu Yanagi, Shôji Hamada and Kanjiro Kawai) and included calligraphy by Yanagi, ceramics by Hamada and Kawai along with work by other National Living Treasures Keisuke Serizawa and Tatsuzo Shimaoka; other work included lacquer by Arihiko Natsume, contemporary paper lanterns by Sori Yanagi, a fourteen foot black walnut table commissioned by Mingei International from the Nakashima Studio, and eighteen original conoid chairs by Japanese/American George Nakashima.
This exhibition was funded in part by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.
An intimate exhibition in the Museum’s Theater Gallery featuring a selection of shadow puppets from Indonesia.
Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Featuring approximately 40 kantha (decorative stitched quilting made from recycled sari) from the Museum's permanent collection.