Mingei International Museum
Mingei International Museum celebrates human creativity in a variety of materials and forms. Our collection of folk art, craft and design is full of surprising, beautiful and memorable objects from around the world and across time. We care deeply about design and functionality; we celebrate the hand made, and the passionately crafted. We also believe art is something for everyone and that all people are creative.
In addition to galleries for exhibitions and programming Mingei has a new theater and education center and amenities including gift shop, full-service restaurant ARTIFACT at Mingei and a café called CRAFT CAFÉ.
More about Mingei
Mingei International Museum preserves and exhibits folk art, craft and design from all eras and cultures of the world. Mingei celebrates human creativity and the belief that everyday objects and materials that often serve a useful purpose can also be objects of beauty. Art can happen anywhere, in any culture, in any place, created by any person.
The Museum’s collection now comprises more than 26,000 objects of folk art, craft and design from 141 countries. A non-profit institution funded by admission, individuals, and community support, the Museum offers inspiring exhibitions and diverse educational programs to more than 100,000 visitors a year. Institutional support for Mingei International Museum is provided in part by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
GLOBAL SPIRIT—Folk Art from the Ted Cohen Collection | September 2021 – March 2022
HUMBLE SPIRIT / PRICELESS ART | September 2021 – July 2022
COLORFUL CULTURE | September 2021 – September 2022
Art of the People for the People | September 2021 – September 2022
Visit Mingei International Museum
Balboa Park 1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101
Museum & Shop Mingei
Saturday - Wednesday: 10am-5pm
Thursday & Friday: 10am-8pm
Monday - Sunday: 8:30am - 5pm
ARTIFACT at Mingei
Tuesday - Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday - Saturday 11:30am - 5pm
1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA