Mingei International Museum, San Diego

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The Mingei International Museum is a non-profit public institution that collects, conserves and exhibits folk art, craft and design. The museum was founded in 1974, and its building opened in 1978. The word mingei, meaning 'art of the people,' was coined by the Japanese scholar Dr. Sōetsu Yanagi by combining the Japanese words for all people (min 民) and art (gei 芸).

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  • This medium-sized museum was a real find in the crowded list of Balboa Park museums. I'd never been to the old version, but the renovated version that just opened is beautiful. (I'll attach some...  more »
  • We enjoyed the limited exhibitions that were available as they packed everything up. The museum will be closed for a year now, for a total renovation.  more »
  • Cool place to bring the family. Saturday was really fun and we got to see a Rembrandt. This painting is not the Rembrandt. This painting is a scene where Jesus was healing the blind.
  • Really different. Great curating and descriptions give excellent background information. Beautiful pieces when we were there. Great museum shop with so many beautiful items. I'm coming back to buy unique gifts.

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