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Mingei International Museum

Art of the World. Art of the People.

Dedicated to ‘art of the people’ (mingei) from all eras and cultures of the world, Mingei International Museum shares arts of daily life through dynamic, changing exhibitions of historical and contemporary folk art, craft and design. Mingei’s superb collections and stunning exhibitions showcase the finest examples of creative expression from unknown craftsmen to renowned contemporary designers. Mingei celebrates the “every-day-ness” of art—the belief that everyday objects and materials that often serve a useful purpose can also be objects of great beauty. The museum nurtures the belief that art can happen anywhere, in any culture, in any place, created by any person. Art of the World. Art of the People.

Neighborhood: Downtown

1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 239-0003
info@mingei.org

Hours

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Events to check out

Event

ARLINE FISCH

Mingei International Museum
Jun 28, 2017 - ongoing

A retrospective view of more than seven decades of work, this exhibition features jewelry and body ornaments, as well as a collection of knitted and crocheted wire hanging flowers and sea creatures by...

Event

ART OF THE AMERICAS

Mingei International Museum
Sep 16, 2017 - ongoing

More than 125 objects used by people from the ancient cultures of Mexico, Central and South America. Objects range from those made for ritual and ceremonial use to objects for domestic use. A rare...

Event

KANTHA

Mingei International Museum
Oct 28, 2017 - ongoing

Over 40 traditional folk textiles created from recycled garments—intricately embroidered with vivid, colorful and imaginative designs.

Plan Your Visit:

  • Closed Mondays and most major holidays
  • Join us for Family Sunday which includes a hands-on craft activity
  • Adults - $10
  • Seniors (62+), youth (6-17), students/military with ID - $7
  • Group Tour Rates (10 or more) - $7

Don't Miss:

  • The Nikigator - a colorful outdoor sculpture for kids to climb on
  • Local food selections and hand-crafted beverages at Cafe Mingei
  • The bright, beautiful 'Angel of Temperance' suspended in our atrium
  • The Collectors' Gallery/Museum Store - items from local & international artists
  • The gorgeous, handcrafted Nakashima furniture

More Information

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior

Plan Your Visit:

  • Closed Mondays and most major holidays
  • Join us for Family Sunday which includes a hands-on craft activity
  • Adults - $10
  • Seniors (62+), youth (6-17), students/military with ID - $7
  • Group Tour Rates (10 or more) - $7
  • Members and children under 6 - Free

Don't Miss:

  • The Nikigator - a colorful outdoor sculpture for kids to climb on
  • Local food selections and hand-crafted beverages at Cafe Mingei
  • The bright, beautiful 'Angel of Temperance' suspended in our atrium
  • The Collectors' Gallery/Museum Store - items from local & international artists
  • The gorgeous, handcrafted Nakashima furniture

More Information

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior

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