Restaurant Scene (Installation) | Mingei International Museum
Image: Zenaida Rafael Julián, Restaurant Scene (detail), 2006. Ocumicho, Michoacán, Mexico, painted clay. Mingei International Museum Purchase, 2009-48-002

On View

Nov 10, 2018 - Aug 13, 2019

Curated By

Christine Knoke Hietbrink

A charming combination of whimsy, artistry and culture, this installation of Zenaida Rafael Julián's Restaurant Scene is on view at The Escondido Municipal Gallery.

This fall, another Mingei off-site installation opens at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery. Located on the corner of Grand Avenue and Juniper Street and with a welcoming glass facade, the Escondido Municipal Gallery nurtures a community of artists while providing opportunities for ongoing arts education, peer and public interactions, exhibitions and performance space. With a mission to enhance the quality of life in the Southern California region by offering diverse artistic, educational, social and entertainment experiences, they are a perfect partner for Mingei during our expected year of closure. An installation of a colorful restaurant scene in miniature created by _artesana_ Zenaida Rafael Julián from Ocumicho, Mexico, will open on November 10, 2018. Created in 2006, this elaborately conceived artwork depicts a bustling restaurant at lunchtime, with four tables of hungry diners eating tacos, burritos and sopes, while busy waitresses, a tortilla maker and other figures enliven the scene.

The Escondido Municipal Gallery offers free admission to the public are open on: Tuesdays 11:00am - 5:00pm Thursday-Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Escondido Arts Partnership also operates a California State Certified Farmer’s Market every Tuesday on Grand Avenue between Juniper and Kalmia Street in Downtown Escondido.

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