Mingei was founded in 1978 and presents works of folk art, craft and design. With our Balboa Park location currently closed for renovation, Mingei's temporary home is in ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station with exhibitions, workshops and events popping up around town. Here's where to find us as we undergo our major Museum transformation.

Mingei has a rich history and commitment to furthering the understanding of art of the people (mingei) from all eras and cultures. Objects in our Collection reflect a joy in making, by hand, useful objects of timeless beauty that are satisfying to the human spirit.