ADDITIONS TO MINGEI INTERNATIONAL’S PERMANENT COLLECTION
The exhibition was funded in part by the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.
GIFTS 2000 celebrated the addition of Wednesday’s Palace by Alice Hudson, Henry Petzal silver, woven room dividers by Eve Gulick, George Nakashima’s New Chair and a Chin Dynasty Tze-Chou ware bottle. The exhibition included these recent gifts and purchases: two prehistoric kiva bowls, a 19th century water vessel and 20th century owls – all of Zuni origin; two ancient Santo Domingo pottery bowls; six 19th and 20thcentury Navaho rugs; a contemporary Inuit belt in silver with bone and other inlays by Denise Wallace; two Amazonian feathered headdresses and a mask from Brazil; a trestle table and grass-seated chairs and a Bahut cabinet by George Nakashima; a library table and benches by Sam Maloof; and from China a late 19thcentury red lacquer water barrel and two red lacquer cabinets, a 19th century Camphor wood chest, two Song Dynasty celadon bowls, a Sancai Guan jar and white glazed candle stand (both Tang Dynasty), a Han Dynasty natural ash glazed stoneware jar, a Cizhou Guan stoneware jar with brush design, a Jin Dynasty Ci-Zhou Meiping vessel and a large, 19th century wine storage jar.
The Mingei International videotape, A Palace for Wednesday, narrated by John Darcy Noble, played during the exhibition.