Lloyd's Treasure Chest

Lloyd's Treasure Chest

Reopens
January 27, 2017 - January 30, 2018

An open- storage gallery in the Neutrogena Wing

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No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art

No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art


March 12, 2017 - September 8, 2018

Tramp art is the product of industry, a style of woodworking form the late 19th and early 20th centuries that made use of discarded cigar boxes and fruit crates that were notched and layered to make a variety of domestic objects.

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Quilts of Southwest China

Quilts of Southwest China


July 2, 2017 - January 21, 2018

Chinese quilts have received little attention from scholars, collectors, or museums.  The expamples featured here offer an introduction based on new research by a bi-national consortium of American and Chinese museums, including participation by the Museum of International Folk Art.  Embodying layers of history, identity, and expertise, thse quilts reveal new insights into the comtemporary lives of minority communities adapting to a period of great change in China.

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Nurturing Memory/Cultivating Tradition:

Nurturing Memory/Cultivating Tradition:

Contemporary Life and Folk Art in Peru.
December 10, 2017 - November 10, 2019

This exhibition explores the new directions taken by current Peruvian folk artists during the recent decades of social and political upheaval and economic change. The exhibition will highlight the biographies and social histories of contemporary artists along with examples of work that: preserves family tradition; reimagines older artforms; reclaims pre-Columbian techniques and styles; and forges new directions for arte popular in the 21st century. The past forty years have been a time of tremendous change in the Andes, beginning with the Agrarian Reform of 1969 that broke up the large haciendas; a twenty-year internal armed conflict with the Shining Path that engulfed the 1980’s and 1990’s and claimed nearly 70,000 lives; economic swings, rapid development, the recent large investment in preserving archaeological heritage and the current booming tourism industry.  

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Traditional Dress in Contemporary Scandinavia

Traditional Dress in Contemporary Scandinavia


December 10, 2018 - January 10, 2020

Folk Dress. National Costume. Bunad. Gákti. What are these and who has the right to wear them? Traditional Dress in Contemporary Scandinavia examines current efforts to revive, preserve, or innovate styles of dress emblematic of particular historical, regional, religious, or ethnic identities.

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