A major exhibition of Japanese folk art with a focus on living craftsmen.
This exhibition presented nearly 400 selections, encompassing a great range of objects: baskets, furniture, implements, clothing, pottery, sculptures and votive paintings. These objects are made from all the materials of the earth — bent and lacquered wood, paper, stone, bamboo and rice straw.
MINGEI OF JAPAN also included the ceramics of Shôji Hamada, Kanjiro Kawai, and Tatsuzo Shimaoka; the textiles and textile design of Keisuke Serizawa, Katazome, and Yotsumoto; lacquer by Natsume; and articles of handmade paper by Eishiro Abe. The exhibition, which included both historical and contemporary works, bridged the old and the new, the unknown and the known, and illustrates the intrinsic value of mingei as a living tradition.
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.