On View

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Mini Mingei

Friday, January 11|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Mini Mingei

Friday, January 25|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Mini Mingei

Friday, February 8|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Mini Mingei

Friday, February 22|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Mini Mingei

Friday, March 8|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Mini Mingei

Friday, March 22|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Mini Mingei

Friday, April 5|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Mini Mingei

Friday, April 19|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Day of the Dead Altar

Mingei's annual Day of the Dead Altar honors a Mexican icon.

Oct 14 - Nov 18, 2018|8:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

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City Heights Finale Event

Join us for a celebration of cultures, art, food music and performance!

Friday, November 9|6:00 pm - 9:00 pm|Free

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Mingei Makers Workshop

Designed for adults of all skill levels, join Mingei Museum staff to discover your creative side.

Saturday, November 10|10:00 am - 12:00 pm|$35 / $30 Members, Students and Faculty

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Mingei Makers Workshop

Designed for adults of all skill levels, join Mingei Museum staff to discover your creative side.

Saturday, October 20|10:00 am - 12:00 pm|$35 / $30 Members, Students and Faculty

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Mini Mingei

Friday, October 5|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Mini Mingei

Friday, October 19|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Mini Mingei

Friday, November 2|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Mini Mingei

Friday, November 16|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Mini Mingei

Friday, November 30|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Mini Mingei

Friday, December 14|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free

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Last Night at Mingei

Celebrate Mingei’s past and our exciting future at this unusual, construction themed grand closing party.

Saturday, September 29|6:00 pm - 10:00 pm|$200

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Family Sunday Pop Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Sunday, September 16|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Family Sunday Pop Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Sunday, October 21|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Family Sunday Pop Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Sunday, November 18|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Family Sunday Pop Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Sunday, December 16|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Family Sunday Pop Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Sunday, January 20|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Family Sunday Pop Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Sunday, February 17|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Family Sunday Pop Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Sunday, March 17|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Family Sunday Pop Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Sunday, April 14|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Family Sunday Pop Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Sunday, May 19|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Family Sunday Pop Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Sunday, June 9|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Family Sunday Pop Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Sunday, July 21|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Family Sunday Pop Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Sunday, August 18|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Family Sunday Pop Up

Art is for Everyone at San Diego City Libraries!

Sunday, September 15|12:30 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Trunk Show

Shop from a colorful, bold and lively selection of works by Brazilian typography artist and graphic designer, Yomar Augusto.

Friday, July 27|12:00 pm - 8:00 pm|Free

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Maru López Trunk Show

Mingei favorite, jewelry designer Maru López, will hold a one-day trunk show during Friday's Lunchtime Lecture.

Friday, June 8|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

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Feria del Libro en Tijuana

Mingei's Executive Director and CEO, Rob Sidner, will participate in this year's Feria del Libro de Tijuana.

Friday, June 1|5:00 pm - 6:00 pm|Free

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Summer Cover to Cover

Deepen your own relationship to books by hearing from local players in the literary scene reflect on their fields.

Friday, July 13|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5

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Summer Cover to Cover

Deepen your own relationship to books by hearing from local players in the literary scene reflect on their fields.

Friday, July 20|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5

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Summer Cover to Cover

Deepen your own relationship to books by hearing local players in the literary scene reflect on their fields.

Friday, July 27|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5

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Summer Cover to Cover

Deepen your own relationship to books by hearing from local players in the literary scene reflect on their fields.

Friday, August 3|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5

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Summer Cover to Cover

Deepen your own relationship to books by hearing from local players in the literary scene reflect on their fields.

Friday, August 10|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5

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King Tut Art Excursion

Head north with Mingei friends for the day to explore the Los Angeles California Science Center's KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh exhibition.

Saturday, September 15|8:00 am - 6:30 pm|$90 Members/ $115 Non-Members

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Mingei Turns 40!

We're turning 40!

Saturday, May 5|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|Free for Members

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Mother’s Day Sale

Shop for mom (or treat yourself!) during The Collectors' Gallery three-day Mother's Day Sale.

May 11 - May 13, 2018|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

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Things We Left Behind

Join us at PANA for an inspiring evening of powerful spoken word and storytelling.

Friday, May 11|7:00 pm - 9:00 pm|Free

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Crafter Hours

Flex your maker muscles with a fun evening of craft projects, cocktails, appetizers and music!

Thursday, May 10|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$55 / $45 (Members)

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Book Arts + Printmaking – A Two-Day Workshop

Learn about book arts and printmaking during this two-day workshop organized by Mingei in partnership with the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights.

Saturday, May 12|9:30 am - 12:30 pm|Waiting List

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Book Arts + Printmaking – A Two-Day Workshop

Learn about book arts and printmaking during this two-day workshop organized by Mingei in partnership with the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights.

Saturday, May 19|9:30 am - 12:30 pm|Waiting List

Exhibition

Student Craft

Form and Function

May 19, 2018 - August 19, 2018

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Jennifer Luce Architecture Talk

Join us for an hour-long talk with celebrated local architect, Jennifer Luce of LUCE et studio.

Saturday, March 24|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm|Free

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Open House San Diego 2018

Enjoy FREE admission all weekend long at Mingei in celebration of this year's Open House San Diego.

Saturday, March 24|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

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Open House San Diego 2018

Enjoy FREE admission all weekend long at Mingei in celebration of this year's Open House San Diego.

Sunday, March 25|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

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Mini Mingei

Join us for story time at the Museum!

Friday, March 16|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free with Admission

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Mini Mingei

Join us for story time at the Museum!

Friday, March 30|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free with Admission

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Mini Mingei

Join us for story time at the Museum!

Friday, April 13|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free with Admission

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Mini Mingei

Join us for story time at the Museum!

Friday, April 27|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free with Admission

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Mini Mingei

Join us for story time at the Museum!

Friday, May 11|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free with Admission

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Mini Mingei

Join us for story time at the Museum!

Friday, May 25|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free with Admission

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Mini Mingei

Join us for story time at the Museum!

Friday, June 8|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free with Admission

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Mini Mingei

Join us for story time at the Museum!

Friday, June 22|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free with Admission

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Mini Mingei

Join us for story time at the Museum!

Friday, July 6|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free with Admission

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Mini Mingei

Join us for story time at the Museum!

Friday, July 20|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free with Admission

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Mini Mingei

Join us for story time at the Museum!

Friday, August 3|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free with Admission

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Mini Mingei

Join us for story time at the Museum!

Friday, August 17|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free with Admission

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Mini Mingei

Join us for story time at the Museum!

Friday, August 31|10:30 am - 11:30 am|Free with Admission

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Indiri Collection Trunk Show

Shop these gorgeous fair trade, sterling silver pieces on February 17th!

Saturday, February 17|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

Exhibition

Israel

70 Years of Craft & Design

April 21, 2018 - September 3, 2018

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Weaving Demonstration

Join Melissa Cody, a fourth-generation weaver, for a demo alongside the art in the galleries.

Friday, March 30|11:00 am - 2:00 pm|Free with Admission

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Woven Women – a Discussion with Navajo Weavers

Join us for a special talk with Melissa Cody and her mother Lola Cody, two generations of Navajo weavers exploring the history and importance of this art form.

Thursday, March 29|6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|$10 / $8 Members, Students and Faculty

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Educators Preview – Voluminous Art

Educators at all levels are invited to attend a special preview of Mingei’s new exhibition VOLUMINOUS ART – Treasures from San Diego's University Libraries!

Thursday, March 8|5:00 pm - 7:30 pm|Free

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FILM SCREENING: UMI YAMA AIDA

Join us for a film screening of Masaaki Miyazawa's Japanese documentary Umi Yama Aida (In Between Mountains and Oceans).

Wednesday, March 14|6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|$10 / $8 Members, Students and Faculty

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Voluminous Art

Treasures from San Diego's University Libraries

March 10, 2018 - September 3, 2018

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NUNO Trunk Show

Come shop NUNO on January 19th and 20th for scarves, shawls and learn more about their unique process!

Friday, January 19|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

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NUNO Trunk Show

Come shop NUNO on January 19th and 20th for scarves, shawls and learn more about their unique process!

Saturday, January 20|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

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Weaving Demonstration

Join us in the galleries for a demonstration of Oaxacan traditional weaving with artisan Porfirio Gutiérrez.

Saturday, February 3|12:00 pm - 3:00 pm|Free with Admission

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Lunchtime Lecture & Natural Dye Demonstration

Join us for a natural dye demonstration and talk with Porfirio Gutiérrez, Zapotec Master Weaver to hear how he is preserving traditional processes in a modern world.

Friday, February 2|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm|Free with Admission

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Lunchtime Lecture

Learn about the pre-Columbian objects presented in ART OF THE AMERICAS from Dr. Janet Esser, art historian and Professor Emerita of San Diego State University.

Friday, January 19|12:00 pm|Free with Admission

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Educators Preview

Educators at all levels are invited to attend a special preview of Mingei’s new exhibition WEAVING A PATH - Navajo Women and the Feminine Ethos.

Thursday, December 7|5:00 pm - 7:00 pm|Free

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Lunchtime Lecture

Celebrate the opening of WEAVING A PATH with this special lecture and exhibition preview.

Friday, December 8|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm|Free with Admission

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Members’ Reception

Join other Museum Members in opening the new exhibition, KANTHA - Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 26|6:00 am - 7:30 pm|Free for Members

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Lunchtime Lecture

Presented by the artist herself, learn more about the over seven decades of jewelry and adornment made by Arline Fisch. 

Friday, November 3|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm|Free with Admission

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Lunchtime Lecture

Celebrate the opening of KANTHA with this special lecture presented by John Gillow.

Friday, October 27|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm|Free with Admission

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Trunk Show

Featuring the work of Japanese glass artist, Nitta Yoshiko.

Nov 3 - Nov 4, 2017|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

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Member Open House

Enjoy a special morning of appreciation for members and celebrate the exhibition ARLINE FISCH - One of a Kind.

Friday, November 3|9:00 am - 1:00 pm|Free for Members

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College Educators Open House

Join us for an evening at the Museum specifically dedicated to college educators!

Friday, November 3|5:00 pm - 7:00 pm|Free

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Pre-Columbian Bites

In partnership with Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria, enjoy the traditional flavors of Peru among the pre-Columbian vessels and plates that held them.

Wednesday, October 18|6:00 pm - 9:00 pm|$45 / $35 Members, Students and Faculty

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Kids Free in October

Kids 12 and under receive free admission with paid adult admission to 40+ museums during the month of October.

Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

Exhibition

Weaving a Path

Navajo Women and the Feminine Ethos

December 9, 2017 - May 20, 2018

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End of Summer Sale

Save up to 15% off in The Collectors' Gallery September 22-24.

Sep 22 - Sep 24, 2017|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

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PST: LA/LA Free Day

See ART OF THE AMERICAS – Pre-Columbian Art from Mingei’s Collection for free as part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Free Day.  

Sunday, September 17|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

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CAMARADA: CALYPSO HEAT

2017-18 Mingle @ Mingei Concert Series

Sunday, April 15|5:30 pm - 8:30 pm|$35 / $32 Members, Students and Faculty

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CAMARADA: TE AMO TANGO

2017-18 Mingle @ Mingei Concert Series

Sunday, February 18|6:30 pm - 8:00 pm|$35 / $32 Members, Students and Faculty

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CAMARADA: FANFARE

2017-18 Mingle @ Mingei Concert Series

Sunday, October 1|6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|$35 / $32 Members, Students and Faculty

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Art, Commerce, and Design

Explore contemporary themes of retail environments and graphic design in a series of quickfire presentations. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, September 13|5:00 pm - 9:00 pm|$15

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Members’ Reception

Join other Museum Members in opening the new exhibition, ART OF THE AMERICAS - Pre-Columbian Art from Mingei's Collection. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, September 16|6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|Free for Members

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Harvest Celebration

Harvest Celebration, a happy-hour social, is presented by the Hellenic Cultural Society of San Diego. 

Thursday, September 28|6:00 pm - 10:00 pm|$30

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Indiri Collection Trunk Show

Shop Indiri Collection artisan crafted sterling silver jewelry from Bali August 18 & 19!

Friday, August 18|12:00 pm - 8:00 pm|Free

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Indiri Collection Trunk Show

Shop Indiri Collection artisan crafted sterling silver jewelry from Bali August 18 & 19!

Saturday, August 19|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

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Lunchtime Lecture

Hear about the pre-Columbian jewelry on view in ART OF THE AMERICAS from Robert Liu, Coeditor of Ornament Magazine.

Friday, September 29|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm|Free with Admission

Exhibition

Indonesian Shadow Puppets

An intimate exhibition in the Museum’s Theater Gallery featuring a selection of shadow puppets from Indonesia.

July 19, 2017 - April 29, 2018

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Educators’ Fall Preview

Mingle at the Museum for an evening dedicated to educators!

Thursday, October 5|5:00 pm - 7:00 pm|Free

Exhibition

Kantha

Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal

Featuring approximately 40 kantha (decorative stitched quilting made from recycled sari) from the Museum's permanent collection.

October 28, 2017 - March 25, 2018

Exhibition

Art of the Americas

Pre-Columbian Art from Mingei's Collection

Part of the Getty Center-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, this exhibition offers the most comprehensive presentation to date of the Museum’s significant holdings of objects used by people from the ancient cultures of Mexico, Central and South America.

September 16, 2017 - February 18, 2018

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Graceful Strokes: A Beginners Calligraphy Workshop

Join us for a beginner’s workshop on Japanese Calligraphy taught by San Diego Fellow Calligrapher member, Helen Lebowitz.

Saturday, September 23|9:00 am - 12:00 pm|$45 / $35 Members, Students and Faculty

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The Neon Museum

In conjunction with KANBAN, Tracey Sprague, Collections Specialist from The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, will give a talk on her unique institution and its collection.

Wednesday, July 12|6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|$10 / $8 Members, Students and Faculty

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Summer by Design

Jennifer Luce, FAIA, Principal at Luce et Studio will discuss how she considers the integration of signage into her work, and the Museum’s coming renovation.

Friday, August 18|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

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Summer by Design

Alexis O’Banion will moderate a talk on design with Don Hollis from Hollis Brand Culture, Stacey Edelstein from Raygun and MaeLin and Amy Levine from Visual Asylum.

Friday, August 11|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

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Summer by Design

Enjoy a screening of the 2014 film, Sign Painters. Following, featured local artist Rodrick Treece will discuss the film, his work, and demonstrate his process.

Friday, August 4|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

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Summer by Design

Sean McCoy of Glanz Signing and Graphics will be joined by Mingei’s Design Services Manager, Alexis O’Banion, to discuss their on-going collaboration.

Friday, July 28|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

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Summer by Design

Dr. Hiroko Johnson, will present on traditional Kanji script. Following, Phoebe and Roxy from San Diego Letters will discuss their work and love of letters.

Friday, July 21|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, June 20|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, July 18|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, August 15|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, September 19|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, October 17|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, November 21|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, December 19|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, January 16|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, February 20|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, March 20|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, April 17|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, May 15|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, June 19|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, July 17|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Free Tuesday

On the third Tuesday of each month, Mingei International Museum extends free admission to all.

Tuesday, August 21|10:00 am - 4:30 pm|Free

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Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, July 16|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|$5 Per Family

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Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, August 20|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|$5 Per Family

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Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, September 17|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|Free

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Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, December 17|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|$5 Per Family

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Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, June 10|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|$5 Per Family

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Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, October 15|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|$5 Per Family

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Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, November 19|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|$5 Per Family

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Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, January 21|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|$5 Per Family

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Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, February 18|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|$5 Per Family

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Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, March 18|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|$5 Per Family

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Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, April 15|12:00 pm - 4:00 pm|$5 Per Family

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Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, May 20|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|$5 Per Family

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Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, July 15|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|$5 Per Family

Event

Family Sunday

Don’t miss our monthly event just for families!

Sunday, August 19|12:00 pm - 5:00 pm|$5 Per Family

Exhibition

Arline Fisch

One of a Kind

Featuring jewelry, body ornaments and a collection of knitted and crocheted wire hanging flowers and sea creatures by internationally-renowned artist, Arline Fisch.

June 17, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Event

Member Mixer: TRAPPINGS

Gather for a special members-only program for TRAPPINGS! Mingle with the lenders and join an exclusive exhibition tour with Director, Rob Sidner.

Thursday, June 22|6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|Free for Members

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Members’ Reception

Join other Museum Members and be among the first to preview the new exhibition, TRAPPINGS - Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, May 25|6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|Free for Members

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Mother’s Day Jewelry Sale

Save up to 15% off on all jewelry this weekend in The Collectors' Gallery.

May 12 - May 14, 2017|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

Event

Fiddle Fish Trunk Show

Meet Jessica and shop her unique product line of handmade soy candles, goat's milk soaps and soothing bath soaks.

Saturday, May 13|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

Event

Balboa Park After Dark

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5. On Fridays from July 7-September 1, enjoy extended evening hours until 8pm at Mingei. Special $5 admission after 5pm!

Friday, July 7|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

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Balboa Park After Dark

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5. On Fridays from July 7-September 1, enjoy extended evening hours until 8pm at Mingei. Special $5 admission after 5pm!

Friday, July 14|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

Event

Balboa Park After Dark

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5. On Fridays from July 7-September 1, enjoy extended evening hours until 8pm at Mingei. Special $5 admission after 5pm!

Friday, July 21|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

Event

Balboa Park After Dark

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5. On Fridays from July 7-September 1, enjoy extended evening hours until 8pm at Mingei. Special $5 admission after 5pm!

Friday, July 28|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

Event

Balboa Park After Dark

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5. On Fridays from July 7-September 1, enjoy extended evening hours until 8pm at Mingei. Special $5 admission after 5pm!

Friday, August 4|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

Event

Balboa Park After Dark

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5. On Fridays from July 7-September 1, enjoy extended evening hours until 8pm at Mingei. Special $5 admission after 5pm!

Friday, August 11|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

Event

Balboa Park After Dark

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5. On Fridays from July 7-September 1, enjoy extended evening hours until 8pm at Mingei. Special $5 admission after 5pm!

Friday, August 18|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

Event

Balboa Park After Dark

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5. On Fridays from July 7-September 1, enjoy extended evening hours until 8pm at Mingei. Special $5 admission after 5pm!

Friday, August 25|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

Event

Balboa Park After Dark

This summer, Balboa Park comes alive after 5. On Fridays from July 7-September 1, enjoy extended evening hours until 8pm at Mingei. Special $5 admission after 5pm!

Friday, September 1|5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$5 & FREE for Members!

Exhibition

Trappings

Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds

Featuring objects from around the globe that celebrate the speed, power and serviceability of the horse and other noble beasts of burden.

May 26, 2017 - November 12, 2017

Event

Treasures Art Sale: BEADS

An exclusive sale of special treasures - rare beads and beaded objects that were donated to the Museum but not accessioned into the collection.

Saturday, June 3|9:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

Event

Members’ Reception

Join other Museum Members and be the first to preview the new exhibition, KANBAN - Traditional Shop Signs of Japan. Refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 14|6:00 am - 7:30 pm|Free for Members

Event

Fiber Knotting

Inspired by the work and process presented in SANDY SWIRNOFF – Knotted Fiber Jewelry, learn about the artist’s process while making your own macramé wall hanging.

Saturday, May 13|9:00 am - 12:00 pm|Waiting List

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Walls, Bold And Bright

Patricia Cué explores the design, craft and value of a colorful and unique form of advertising from Mexico.

Thursday, June 15|6:00 pm - 7:30 pm|$10 / $8 Members, Students and Faculty

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Sandy Swirnoff Artist Demonstration and Discussion

Join jewelry artist Sandy Swirnoff for a demonstration of the process involved in making the intricate pieces in SANDY SWIRNOFF – Knotted Fiber Jewelry.

Friday, April 28|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm|Free with Admission

Event

Lunchtime Lecture and Exhibition Preview

Special speaker Alan Scott Pate, guest curator and researcher, joins us for an exclusive first look at KANBAN – Traditional Shop Signs of Japan.

Friday, April 14|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm|Free with Admission

Exhibition

Kanban

Traditional Shop Signs of Japan

Created from wood, bamboo, iron, paper, fabric, gold leaf and lacquer, these unique objects are a rich fusion of art and commerce.

April 15, 2017 - October 8, 2017

Event

Educators Preview

Educators at all levels are invited to attend a special preview of Mingei’s new exhibition Kanban - Traditional Shop Signs of Japan before it opens to the public.

Thursday, April 13|5:00 pm - 7:00 pm|Free

Event

Gustavo Romero and Massimo Somenzi

San Diego Native Gustavo Romero and Massimo Somenzi present a Schubert program featuring piano sonatas and music for four hands.

Friday, April 21|6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$25 / $20 Members, Students and Faculty

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Valentine’s Jewelry Pop-up

Shop international and local jewelry artists this Valentine’s weekend.

Friday, February 10|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

Event

Valentine’s Jewelry Pop-up

Shop international and local jewelry artists this Valentine’s weekend.

Saturday, February 11|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

Event

Japan with Mingei

Join Director Rob Sidner and an intimate group of Museum friends on a two-week trip exploring the roots of "mingei" through Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan.

Nov 3 - Nov 16, 2017|8:00 am - 5:00 pm|$10,925.00

Event

Collecting Layers of Brilliance

Join us for a special discussion with the lenders to the LAYERS OF BRILLIANCE exhibition.

Friday, March 24|6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|$10 / $8 Members, Students and Faculty

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Amba Gallery Trunk Show

Get a firsthand look at Amba Gallery's unique contemporary designs and traditional textiles of India.

Jan 20 - Jan 21, 2017|10:00 am - 5:00 pm|Free

Event

Tools and Utensils

Join us for a talk on the TOOLS AND UTENSILS exhibition, presented by the co-curators, Mingei’s Director, Rob Sidner and Exhibition Designer, Jerry Maloney.

Friday, February 3|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm|Free with Admission

Event

Julia Vari in Concert

The Consulate General of Mexico, San Diego in collaboration with Mingei International Museum presents #ProyectoLaBaja and Julia Vari in concert.

Tuesday, November 29|6:00 pm - 9:00 pm|$20

Exhibition

Sandy Swirnoff

Knotted Fiber Jewelry

Featuring 30 necklaces and bracelets that reveal Sandy Swirnoff’s passion for nature, color, and texture.

January 14, 2017 - June 4, 2017

Exhibition

Day of the Dead Altar

9th Annual Day of the Dead Altar

9th Annual Day of the Dead Altar, honoring singer-songwriter José Alfredo Jiménez (1926 –1973).

November 1, 2016 - December 5, 2016