PRINT Summer 1964

The La Jolla Museum of Art

THE LA JOLLA MUSEUM OF ART emphasizes the art of the 20th century. Two years ago the museum established an annual major exhibition of Latin American content. The first two shows—an exhibit of Mexican Folk Art in 1963, and this year’s exhibit of Latin American Native Art—have been extremely successful and are now considered steps toward establishment of a special Latin American gallery in the future.

Currently some of the museum’s most important permanent collections are in the field of primitive art. Over a very short period of three years a collection of African sculpture approaching some 200 works of art has been acquired. Particularly significant are outstanding examples of Dogon, Senufo and Congo masks and rhythm markers. Pre-Columbian sculpture is another keen interest and several major Mayan and Totanac pieces are in the collection along with many excellent representative works. One

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