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LAYERS OF BRILLIANCE – The Journey of Japanese Lacquer Tools

The tools of Japanese lacquer makers are implements of prolonged use and objects of remarkable beauty. These humble, functional boards, bowls, buckets, shelves, and drawers were used to produce lacquered objects and in the process became aesthetic objects in themselves. In their myriad colorful drips and accumulated layers of viscous texture, they record the countless objects created from them. These hybrid articles tell us as much about the relationship of craftsmen to their tools as they do about Japanese lacquer making.

On view through April 30, 2017

TOOLS & UTENSILS – The Beauty of Objects from the World’s Kitchens and Workshops

Tools and utensils have extended our arms, hands and feet since the beginning of time. Devices used in the workshop and home continue to occupy imaginative designers in an ongoing quest to improve the ease and comfort with which we carry out all manner of tasks. This exhibition presents such artful objects of daily use from cultures across the globe. Most are hand-made, traditional forms, but there is also a selection of machine-made and contemporary objects — all good to handle, effective in use, satisfying to the eye and enjoyable to have around. This is true mingei — art of the world and art of the people.

On view through April 30, 2017


This exhibition explores nearly three centuries of American and European folk art from the Museum’s collection, with many artworks on view for the first time. Featured items include quilts, whirligigs and weather vanes, as well baskets and ceramic vessels. Figurative sculptural objects will also be on view, including works by Felipe Archuleta, Gerard Cambon and Beatrice Wood, in addition to anniversary tin gifts, a carnival knockdown figure, a carved and painted wood barber pole and needlepoint samplers.

Exhibit runs November 19, 2016‒June 25, 2017

Additional Info


Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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