MITHILA – IMAGES OF LIFE featured ritual images on hand-made paper from the Mithila-speaking region of Northeastern India. The paintings, linked to religious ceremony and marriage rites, are largely devoted to female deities. Women traditionally create these paintings on walls and floors of family huts. Since 1960 both men and women artists have painted them on paper.
In winter and spring 1997, this exhibition, supplemented by papier mache sculptures from Mingei International’s permanent collection, traveled to the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles.
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.