Caravanserai: Art from Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa.
The Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures proudly presents Caravanserai: Crafts from theMiddle East and North Africa, in its main gallery Friday, May 3rd through Saturday, August
17th. For centuries, caravanserais were places that provided rest and refreshment for travelers on trade routes through the Middle East and North Africa. The exhibit features artworks from these routes – carpets, canvas, calligraphy and crafts – that embody the shared aesthetics of the region as well as distinct characteristics of individual cultures.
The Mundoville Gallery
The Mundoville Gallery International Folk Art in Miniature features the world in miniature. The collection was donated by the late Jeanne Nash, a founding member of the museum. Nash donated her entire collection to the museum which comprises over 21 miniature houses, multiple small-scale scene replications and hundreds of international folk dolls representing eras, people, and cultures from around the globe. In addition, there are numerous related life-size items. Many objects in the collection are hand-made from natural materials.
The Village Arts Gallery
The Village Arts Gallery is home to world folk art, fine art, crafts, artifacts and musical instruments donated by local collectors and founding members of the museum, including Martha Denney, Stewart Price and John Roberts. The collection represents ancient, traditional and contemporary cultures, with emphasis on Africa, Asia, Native America and Oceania. The gallery includes a room dedicated to the U.S. Peace Corps.