‘Around The World’ With Mingei International Museum

  • WHEN
    Ongoing from now until October 31, 2020[days & times]

    Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

The pop-up exhibition “Around the World” with Mingei International Museum opens at Coronado Public Library and will be on view until Dec. 13, 2020. This exhibition includes costumes, crowns and headdresses from the Museum’s permanent collection from Japan, Central Asia, Western Africa and the United States will be on display.

Find a samurai uniform and jingasa (hat with a wide flat brim) alongside objects representing the importance of tea portability in Japan. Clothing and adornment—including hair ornaments, necklaces and rings, belts, armbands and embroidered hats—will paint a picture of Central Asian Turkmen women. Elaborately beaded, cone-shaped crowns and headdresses will be displayed, which are important symbols of kingship among the Yoruba people, who live mostly in Nigeria. Also included is a dress made entirely of cigar silk bands that represents the United States.

Explore these Mingei works and more at the library, which also features other artworks, including colorful glass panels illustrating scenes from the “Wizard of Oz,” and two monumental frescoes painted by famed Mexican artist Alfredo Ramos Martinez.

As of September 10, hours at the Coronado Public Library will be limited, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except Wednesdays when closing time is 9 p.m. Occupancy will be capped at no more than 100 people. The first hour in the morning will be allocated exclusively to at-risk residents including seniors 60-plus and those with underlying health conditions. The Library will open to all ages at 11 a.m.. After a transition period of several weeks, the Library will return to its normal 7-day schedule.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer’s website for the most updated schedule before attending.