Finnish design is rooted in a democratic approach that sees design as being for all, rather than a luxury for the few, with a focus on function, modernism and material. Organized by the Design Museum in Helsinki Finland, NORTHERN STARS present exemplary objects of Finnish design, including textiles, ceramics, glass and furniture. The show features the work of the most well-known names in Finnish design, including Alavar Aalto and Timo Sarpaneva, alongside international brands like Marimekko and Fiskars.
Traditional Shop Signs of Japan
Created from wood, bamboo, iron, paper, fabric, gold leaf and lacquer, these unique objects are a rich fusion of art and commerce.
Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds
Featuring objects from around the globe that celebrate the speed, power and serviceability of the horse and other noble beasts of burden.
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.