Tuesday, April 1, 2014


We joined a Mingei Museum excursion to Los Angeles beginning with a visit to the Craft and Folk Art Museum with current exhibits of abstract African sculpture, crafts of two Iranian American artists and patterns of decoration using postage stamps.
Then it was on to the LA County Museum of Art for a lunch break at a museum cafĂ© with a salad bar and sandwiches before going on to see a new exhibit of Calder’s abstract mobiles and “stabiles”  which are unmoving forms on three or more legs.  These were impressive large forms in black, white and red.  The other new exhibit was about the on-going career of James Turrell using light and space as a creative medium.

 We had ample time to visit several of the museum buildings starting with the Japanese pavilion with beautiful shoji screens, ceramics paintings and netsukes(miniature sculptures).   Later we went on to the Chinese art exhibit in the Hammer building and then spent the rest of the  time in the Ahmanson building featuring European art as well as south and Southeast Asian art

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