A Call to Collect: Whimsy Around the World
On view through July 5, 2020*
New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU)
Los Gatos, New Mexico
 
“A Call to Collect: Whimsy Around the World” is an exhibition that celebrates and investigates the pursuit of collecting folk art, featuring prized pieces from the collection of Los Gatos residents Lee and Dr. Paul Quintana.
 
The Quintanas travel extensively as Paul provides pediatric medical services in underserved communities around the world, including Mexico, South America, Asia and the Pacific as well as West Africa and the Middle East. And after more than 40 years of traveling the globe, the Quintanas have developed a collection of hundreds of pieces, some of which are cleverly repurposed or utilitarian objects and others which represent the material cultures of ancient, traditional and contemporary arts of each locale.
 
A Call to Collect is a recurring exhibition program that celebrates the pursuit of collecting. These exhibitions present exceptional private collections of local residents. NUMU introduced the Call to Collect exhibition series in 2017 when it featured prized works of three highly regarded Los Gatos collectors.
 
*Note that institutions may be temporarily closed to lessen the impact of COVID-19.
 
Image courtesy New Museum Los Gatos (NUMU)