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ART OF THE AMERICAS

Pre-Columbian Art from Mingei's Collection

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 collection of Maya textile fragments and ancient bead strands will also be presented. One of the few exhibitions of ancient art, ART OF THE AMERICAS is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

Neighborhood: Downtown

Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

619-239-0003

Date & Time

Sep 16, 2017 - ongoing
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recurs every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Price

$7-10

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Navajo Code Talkers

Apr 9 - Jun 30, 2018

For a limited time only at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum.

Growing up, young Navajo were told not to speak their language. But as young Marines during World War II, men like Samuel Tsosie Sr. found their words were their mightiest weapons.

The Marine Corps recruited Navajo to Camp Elliott (now part of MCAS-Miramar) to develop a code using the Navajo language for combat communications. The Navajo were deployed to the Pacific to use their native language to change the course of critical battles including Iwo Jim. The Navajo code is the only spoken military code that was never deciphered.  The code remained classified until 1968.

The Mike Tsosie Family has generously loaned for display Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tsosie Sr.’s artifacts from his time on the front lines in the Pacific during World War II.

 

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San Francisco String Trio

Jun 23, 2018

Two-time GRAMMY-winning violinist Mads Tolling, six-time Downbeat Magazine International Critics Poll Winner guitarist Mimi Fox, and internationally acclaimed bassist and composer Jeff Denson, have forged their musical talents in a new group, the San Francisco String Trio.

This super group made up of three dazzling virtuoso have come together to create an eclectic and riveting mixture of beautiful and passionate music crossing every genre from tango to funk, and gorgeous ballads to sizzling up-tempo originals. An all acoustic group defying categorization, the San Francisco String Trio provides its audiences with a special musical experience that is both poignant and compelling.

Together they have developed The Sgt. Pepper Project to celebrate the 50th anniversary with arrangements of the entire Sgt. Pepper's album.

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Backyard Wilderness 3D

Aug 1 - ongoing

Learn about the unexpected wonders of nature that are right under our noses—in our own backyards. Spanning a seasonal year around a suburban home, Backyard Wilderness displays a stunning array of unique wildlife images and behavior. We follow Katie, a young girl, and her modern family living next to the woods who are blind to the real-life spectacle around them, until Katie discovers the intricate secrets that nature has hidden so close to her front door.

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Bluegrass Benefit: The Grascals & Flatt Lonesome

Aug 25, 2018

The Museum of Making Music invites you to a benefit concert featuring a rare California appearance by two amazing bluegrass bands: The Grascals and Flatt Lonesome.

These groups are no strangers to the bluegrass world. Both have earned multiple accolades from the International Bluegrass Music Association, have been showcased on national media, and have repeatedly brought down the house at the Grand Ole Opry. The Grascals have received multiple GRAMMY nominations, have performed twice for President George W. Bush, and performed at President Barack Obama’s inaugural ball at the Smithsonian. Don’t miss a world-class performance at a world-class venue! 

Proceeds from this concert benefit the Museum’s educational initiatives and is generously supported in part by Deering Banjo.

 

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Navajo Code Talkers

Apr 9 - Jun 30, 2018
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San Francisco String Trio

Jun 23, 2018
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Backyard Wilderness 3D

Aug 1 - ongoing
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Bluegrass Benefit: The Grascals & Flatt Lonesome

Aug 25, 2018
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