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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

info@mingei.org

Hours

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

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Events to check out

Event

American and European Folk Art

Mingei International Museum
Nov 19, 2016 - ongoing

This exhibition is dedicated to nearly three centuries of American and European folk art from the Museum's collection, with many artworks on view for the very first time. Colorful quilts, whimsical...

Event

Sandy Swirnoff

Mingei International Museum
Mar 22 - Jun 4, 2017

Sandy Swirnoff began creating knotted fiber jewelry in the early 1990s. Working with antique glass shards from the famed companies of Peynaud, Daum, Galle and Tiffany, she creates unique works of art...

Event

Kanban

Mingei International Museum
Apr 15 - ongoing

A fusion of art, design and commerce, kanban refers to traditional signs that Japanese merchants displayed to advertise and give identity and expression to their shops. From carved scenes of carp...

Event

TRAPPINGS

Mingei International Museum
May 26 - ongoing

Pulled from the Museum's permanent collection and private lenders, this original exhibition will highlight classic horse figures and accoutrement of Asia and Europe; clay and wood horses of India; and...

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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