SHIBUI — The Subtle Beauty of Japanese Craft featured metal, textiles, wood and ceramics from the Museum’s renowned collection of Japanese folk art, craft and design. Highlights of the exhibition included kimono and textiles by Keisuke Serizawa, selections from the Museum’s Arline Cox Collection of indigo-dyed, stencil-painted and sashiko decorated rural and village textiles and recent acquisitions. In memory of Tatsuzo Shimaoka (1919-2007), the renowned ceramic artist and Japanese National Treasure, Mingei International displayed some of this master craftsman’s classic ceramic works.
The exhibition was planned in collaboration with San Diego Museum of Art and Timken Museum of Art to complement their exhibition Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota, on view through January 4, 2009. SHIBUI — The Subtle Beauty of Japanese Craft ran through June 28, 2009.
Collection Source: Mingei International Museum
Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal
Featuring approximately 40 kantha (decorative stitched quilting made from recycled sari) from the Museum's permanent collection.