Mingei International Museum is currently closed for a major renovation.
Mingei International Museum has embarked on a transformation of its facility on the Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park, one that will redefine its relationship to the Park, the San Diego region and the world. The plan expresses a dynamically renewed commitment to the Museum’s vision and the community it serves. Through a series of visitor surveys, stakeholder interviews and tours of other museums, Mingei reaffirmed its mission to open up the Museum space for maximum engagement and collaboration and expand access to collections, exhibitions and educational programming. Learn more about the Museum’s transformation at mingei.org/imagine.
Although our home in Balboa Park was closed, we continue to offer off-site exhibitions, member excursions, maker workshops, monthly Family Sunday events and other programming across our region. Shop Mingei and Café Mingei are open in ARTSDISTRICT Liberty Station and Café Mingei also has a location at San Diego Art Institute.
For a list of offsite exhibitions, programs and activities offered by the Museum, visit mingei.org/whats-on.
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 object 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.
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2640 Historic Decatur Road
San Diego, CA 92106
Mingei International Museum is currently closed for a major renovation, reopening in late 2020. For a list of offsite exhibitions, programs and activities offered by the Museum, visit mingei.org/whats-on
1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA