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Kanban

Traditional Shop Signs Of Japan

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 climbing waterfalls to images of seductive courtesans with painted faces, "Kanban" provides a rare opportunity to figuratively walk and shop the streets of Japan.

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Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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619-239-0003
website@mingei.org

Date & Time

Apr 15 - ongoing
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recurs every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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$7-$10

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Floating Strings

Nov 22, 2017 - ongoing

The Museum of Making Music's special exhibition “FLOATING STRINGS: The Remarkable Story of the Harp Guitar in America” is on display from October 14, 2017 through April 29, 2018. The exhibition was developed and designed by museum staff along with guest curator, Mr. Gregg Miner—one of the world’s foremost harp guitar scholars, and will include over 40 beautiful examples of this unique instrument. In addition to the stunning display of instrumental craftsmanship, the exhibition also looks at the history of the harp guitar, from its beginnings in Europe to its current status and use in the United States today.

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Alonzo Horton Exhibit

Jun 15 - ongoing

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the arrival that would change San Diego's history forever. On April 17, 1867 Alonzo Horton arrived on a ship from San Francisco and saw in the dusty fields the possibility of a great city along the bay. He soon purchased a large plot of land on which he would tirelessly build New Town San Diego, now downtown San Diego, for the next 42 years. His influence is still seen in much of our beloved city and his name adorns many of our buildings and landmarks. The exhibit "Alonzo Horton: The Sesquicentennial of the Founding of New Town San Diego" chronicles the life of San Diego's founding father Alonzo Horton and the early growth of New Town San Diego. On view are the Museum's collections of photos, maps, and ephemera related to Horton.

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Tidepooling w/ Birch Aquarium

Dec 5, 2017 - ongoing

Visit a local tide pool, with Birch Aquarium at Scripps, to learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place.

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Infinity Cube

Apr 7 - ongoing

Birch Aquarium at Scripps is launching Infinity Cube, a new, immersive art installation that explores bioluminescence by combining glowing creatures with world-class science, high-tech projection and an original soundscape. Step into an 8-foot cube and become surrounded by video projections of single-celled marine organisms - called dinoflagellates - reacting to various stimulants such as the human heartbeat, music, water flow, and air pressure. Through activities and interpretation accompanying the installation, guests will have opportunities to learn more about the phenomenon of living light and how marine species use it for camouflage, protection and communication.

Image © Iyvone Khoo 2016.

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Events

Floating Strings

Nov 22, 2017 - ongoing
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Alonzo Horton Exhibit

Jun 15 - ongoing
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Tidepooling w/ Birch Aquarium

Dec 5, 2017 - ongoing
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Infinity Cube

Apr 7 - ongoing
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