PRECOLUMBIAN FLORA AND FAUNA included ancient and contemporary Mesoamerican sculptures in stone, ceramic, jade and wood. On loan from thirty-one museums and private collections, these objects express man’s symbolic use of natural forms.
The exhibition was funded in part by The California Arts Council, the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, Mingei International Corporate Associates and Mingei International’s Director’s Circle.
The Mingei International documentary publication, The Mingei International documentary publication, PRE-COLUMBIAN FLORA AND FAUNA: Continuity of Plant and Animal Themes in Mesoamerican Art, was authored by Dr. Peterson and Judith Strupp Green.
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.