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Mingei International Museum

Works: 56 works in 72 publications in 1 language and 1,518 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Photobooks  Catalogs  History  Documentary films  Biographical films  Short films 
Roles: Other, Editor
Classifications: NC139.T69, 741.973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mingei International Museum
Bill Traylor : drawings from the collections of the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American expressions of liberty : art of the people, by the people, for the people( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kantha : recycled and embroidered textiles of Bengal by Courtenay C McGowen( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The part of Bengal where the Ganges River flows into the Bay of Bengal has historically been the source of the finest cotton ever produced. The kind of embroidery known as 'kantha' is created from this material, for daily use in many different contexts and in many different sizes. It deploys a simple running stitch in quilting layers of used cloth; details are embroidered using satin and stem stitches with thread taken from the colored borders of cast-off saris and dhotis. The workmanship varies from the crude to the complex and refined, but they are all made for daily use for various household purposes. The tribal culture of this region and its sense of continuity were evident until the early part of the 20th century, but the true unraveling of the 'kantha' tradition came with partition, followed by the devastation brought on by the mass exodus of Hindu and Muslim populations in Pakistan, East Pakistan and India. Now, with global warming, the rising waters are resulting in the disappearance of villages, along with the livelihoods of the inhabitants. Exhibition: Mingei International Museum, San Diego, United States (27.05.-31.12.2017)
Black dolls : from the collection of Deborah Neff( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents over 100 unique handmade African American dolls made between 1850 and 1930 from the collection of Deborah Neff, a Connecticut-based collector and champion of vernacular art. It is believed that African Americans created these dolls for the children in their lives, including members of their own families and respective communities as well as white children in their charge. Acquired over the last 25 years, this renowned collection is considered to be one of the finest of its kind ever to be assembled. The dolls portray faithful yet stylized representations of young and old African Americans-playful boys and girls, well-dressed gentlemen, elegant young ladies, and distinguished older men and women. Made with scraps of cloth, ribbon and lace, or old socks, and stuffed with wool or cotton, these unusual dolls are charming and full of emotional spirit. Their faces are embroidered, stitched and painted to express a variety of emotions, each representing a fascinating story of culture and identity in American history. The book also features an assortment of rare vintage photographs from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, showing both black and white children holding, posing or playing with their dolls. After five years of combing the archives of museums, historical societies and private collections, the research done for this volume uncovered fascinating vernacular photographs of African American children holding white dolls and Caucasian children holding black dolls-but there was not a single image of an African American person holding a black doll. This complex combination of text and imagery has helped transform this book into a commentary about social mobility and racial identity conveyed through the untold story of these dolls. In an essay, renowned artist Faith Ringgold addresses the inherent prejudices of this work as well as her personal connection with the medium. Also included are essays by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Margo Jefferson and writer Lyle Rexer"--
Niki de Saint Phalle : insider, outsider world inspired art by Niki de Saint-Phalle( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William L. Hawkins : an imaginative geography by William Lawrence Hawkins( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he has long enjoyed a prominent place in the canon of self-taught artists, the Ohio painter William Lawrence Hawkins (1895-1990) has received less than his fair share of attention in recent times. This monograph - the first in 20 years - introduces Hawkins exuberant paintings to a wider audience at a time when more and more general museums are recognizing the powerful appeal of America's self-taught artists. Focusing on the artist's most aesthetically successful, confident and characteristic works, it brings special attention to his use of space, his collage practice and his work in series, of which his nine Last Suppers are perhaps the most extensive example.drawn from important public and private collections across the United States, 'William L. Hawkins: An Imaginative Geography' includes approximately 50 of Hawkins most important paintings, both well-known pieces and others rarely seen. All of Hawkins's favorite subjects are covered here, including cityscapes, landscapes, exotic places, animals, current events, historic scenes and religious scenes. Also reproduced are a rarely seen assemblage and a selection from his large oeuvre of drawings.Exhibition: Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, USA (16.2-20.5.2018); Mingei International Museum, San Diego, USA (2.6-26.8.2018); Figge Art Museum, Davenport, USA (22.9-30.12.2018); The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia, USA (29.1-28.4.2019)
Sonabai : another way of seeing by Stephen P Huyler( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study on the art works of Sonabai, 1928?-2007, Indian sculptor
San Diego's craft revolution : from post-war modern to California design by Dave Hampton( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver and silk : textiles and jewelry of Guizhou, China : selections from the collection of Mingei International Museum( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ceramics of Shimaoka Tatsuzo : living national treasure of Japan--a retrospective by Tatsuzō Shimaoka( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dowry : Eastern European painted furniture, textiles & related folk art( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embroidering textiles for dowry and embellishing the home and its furnishings has long been a woman's art in Central and Eastern Europe. This heritage has been passed from mother to daughter for generations in preparation for marriage and raising a family. Through the expressive work of her hands, a young woman and potential bride reveals her character in a silent language of art. It is a practical and frugal art of transforming common materials into extraordinary personal and domestic adornment. This book provides a glimpse into the distinctive beauty of Czech, Slovak and Moravian textiles and Hungarian painted wood furnishings related to the art of the dowry. Their designs relate to the natural beauty and abundant floral and animal life of such regions as the Hungarian Great Plain surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, as well as to the design influences of the many cultures that have occupied this region.--From publisher description
In the realm of nature : Bob Stocksdale & Kay Sekimachi by Signe Mayfield( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bold expressions : African American quilts from the collection of Corrine Riley : May 15-November 6, 2011 by Corrine Riley( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maneki neko : Japan's beckoning cats : from talisman to pop icon : Mingei International Museum's Billie Moffitt collection by Alan Scott Pate( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origami masterworks : innovative forms in the art of paperfolding( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three on the edge : architecture of Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, James Hubbell and Wallace Cunningham by Michael Webb( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title at Mingei International Museum, October 25, 2014-March 15, 2015"--Title page verso
Art that soars : kites and tails by Jackie Matisse by Jackie Matisse( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carved and whittled sculpture : American folk art walking sticks, selections from the Pamela and Tim Hill collection by Michael D Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Keisuke Serizawa : a national treasure of Japan by Keisuke Serizawa( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Layers of brilliance : the journey of Japanese lacquer tools by Kendall H Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American expressions of liberty : art of the people, by the people, for the people
Sonabai : another way of seeing
Alternative Names

controlled identityMingei International Museum of Folk Art

International Museum of World Folk Art

Mingei International Museum

Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art

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