The gift shop has an amazing selection of jewelry, recycled art, wooden art, and other media that is well worth a 15 minute stroll.
The exhibit of Contemporary Japaenese Ceramics was beautiful. The Hats and Headresses Collection - from the Permanent Collection was not only stunning to view, but very educational and presented in a nice flow and format. we were fortunate to have arrived on the first day of a temporary exhibit, " True Blue - Indigo, Turquoise, Cobalt & Lapis Lazuli - at the museum running through Feb 17, 2013. The selection of jewelry was very nice. Although there was a short video running, there was an audio problem, so we could not watch it. I highly recommend this museum for anyone interested in learning about the crafts and art of other world cultures. Quite uniique.
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