Mid-Century Collectors CircleA Conversation with Modern San Diego and Objects USA Jul 13, 201912:00 – 1:00pmAt San Diego Central Library Art Gallery Mingei welcomes local mid-century experts, collectors and enthusiasts Keith York from Modern San Diego and Dave Hampton and Ron Kerner from "Objects USA" to share their favorite acquisitions from the era, in conjunction with the show CRAFTING OPPORTUNITY. Why is it so enjoyable to collect period art and artifacts today? What’s the impetus for becoming a collector? How does one start collecting? Join us in the Sculpture Garden on the rooftop of Central Library to exchange stories of mid-century favorites. Moderated by Barbara Forsyth, Mingei's Senior Manager of Collections and Exhibitions. It's also a chance to see the exhibition before it closes on July 28th. More information, here.
Crafting Opportunity:Mid-Century Work from the Collection of Mingei International Museum Crafting Opportunity, an exhibition of ceramics, furniture, fashion, fiber art, jewelry, and metalwork, explores the robust artistic output that followed World War II. Many of the works, selected from Mingei International Museum’s permanent collection, are on view for the first time.
Marg Loring owl and Jean Balmer birds.
Wayne Chapman weed pots. Gifts from Dave and Gayle.
One of Mingei's nice Eames LCWs.
Did you know that San Diego played a role in the Eames development of bent plywood?
Read about it here.
Marcia Lewis Mingei is closed for renovation, so this exhibition will be on view at theSAN DIEGO CENTRAL LIBRARY ART GALLERY, located at 330 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101 The exhibition closes July 28, 2019