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Monday, September 27, 2021


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Humble Spirit / Priceless Art

Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park, 1439 El Prado,
San Diego, California, USA
Sep 03, 2021 To Jan 01, 2022


Detail: HUMBLE SPIRIT / PRICELESS ART shines a light on the humblest of materials—clay, straw, paper, cotton, tin—and objects not typically associated with luxury or ostentation. These works were created from everyday found materials, but are nevertheless full of spirit, beauty and delight, upending our traditional thinking about what art is.

This exhibition will include Japanese brushes, Mexican combs and kites from India, among other Museum treasures. Many of the objects in this exhibition were made by persons, who were, no doubt, respected members of their communities, whose names are no longer known to us. This exhibition honors each of them and all the unknown craftspeople of the past and present whose imagination, skill and creativity continue to greatly enrich our lives.

Phone No.: (619) 239-0003
Contact Email: [email protected]
Site URL: https://mingei.org/exhibitions/humble-spirit-priceless-art



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