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Craft Revolution: A Private Tour of the Mingei Museum

Join us for a private docent-led tour of "Craft Revolution: From Post-War Modern to California Design" at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park.

More info about the exhibition:
This original exhibition documents a fascinating, inspiring and overlooked chapter of San Diego’s recent past: the important contribution of San Diego craftsmen from the postwar period beginning in the 1940s up through the 1970s. San Diego’s Craft Revolution – From Post-War Modern to California Design will explore the progression from sleek modernism to unconventional handmade objects of use such as furniture, doors, jewelry and ceramics.

Over 60 artists will be featured in the show, including Toza and Ruth Radakovich, Rhoda Lopez, Jack Hopkins, Arline Fisch, Martha Longenecker, Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley, Larry Hunter, Kay Whitcomb and James Hubbell. Many of these San Diego-based artists received national attention and participated in major Los Angeles exhibitions, including the California Design series held in Pasadena and Los Angeles.

This exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980. This unprecedented collaboration, initiated by the Getty Foundation, brings together more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California for six months beginning October 2011 to tell the story of the birth of the Los Angeles art scene and how it became a major new force in the art world.

About the Mingei:
Established in 1978, Mingei International Museum is a non-profit public institution dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of art of the people (mingei) from all cultures of the world. The Museum's collection now comprises more than 19,600 objects of folk art, craft and design from 141 countries. 

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  • Patricia V.

    Wonderful tour - I really enjoyed it! Great background info from Carol. Thanks, Carol!

    January 16, 2012

  • Anne-Marie G.

    Very interesting and informative. It was my first meeting with San Diego Creative Connection and I look forward to the next.

    January 14, 2012

  • Nancy H

    Great exhibit, and lots of fun to do with you the group!

    January 14, 2012

  • Debra Guttas, H.

    I really enjoyed seeing all of the art from San Diego artisans! The wood, sculpture, jewelry, clay polymer, etc. were all feasts for the eyes. I also enjoyed mingling over lunch with Roxi, Yvonne, Rachel, Nancy, Marty and Patricia! I hope to spend more time with you all real soon!

    January 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well-organized and an interesting group of fellow art-lovers. Our docent-led tour covered the highlights of the Mingei's take on the Getty's Pacific Standard Time. Some beautiful work by Hubbell and other artists from the 60's and 70's that documented a thriving crafts movement in San Diego during that time period.

    January 14, 2012

  • Rachel M.

    Another fascinating and edifying morning at the Mingei. Thanks to Carol for instigating & leading the tour, and thanks to you all for coming!

    January 13, 2012

  • Marty

    Even though I showed up late, I was amazed & very happy w/the Mingei Art and all of the SDCC enthusiasts in this group!! I will hope to see y'all again very soon. Thank you Rachel for posting this...

    January 13, 2012

  • Rachel M.

    Thanks so much to everyone who made it out to the tour today; it was so much fun to see all of you and the great exhibits! Please feel free to post your pictures on the Meetup page. Also, I mentioned to some of you that we've schedule a MOPA tour for March 30. I will officially announce it in a few weeks, but it's already on the schedule and you may learn more and RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/SDCreatives/events/46998172/

    January 13, 2012

  • Nancy H

    Thanks so much for your response, Rachel!

    1 · January 12, 2012

  • Nancy H

    Hi Rachel,
    I just sent you an email on the other site - not sure which is the best way to connect with you. I just want to confirm that I am RSVPed for this event. Can you please confirm?
    Thanks!
    Nancy

    January 12, 2012

  • Rachel M.

    The tour is full! Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow at the Mingei; I will send more information in a separate email later today. :)

    January 12, 2012

  • Rachel M.

    Sounds great, Marty! We'll see you then. I'll also be sending out more info to everyone tomorrow. See you all soon!

    January 11, 2012

  • Marty

    Thank you, I've paid and will see y'all there Friday... Enjoy

    January 11, 2012

  • Rachel M.

    Hi, Marty! It would be fine if you'd like to meet up with us a little later on the tour. If you do decide to come, please be sure to RSVP on the site so we'll know to expect you. Thanks, and good luck with the upcoming knee surgery!

    January 10, 2012

  • Marty

    Hello Rachel, I have a 9AM Pre-Op for a knee operation (the following week), would I be able to come meet the group later...say 10:30?

    January 10, 2012

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