Mingei International Museum is a member of the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership, a collaboration of 29 arts, science and culture institutions in Balboa Park.

To learn more about the many ways this collaboration makes the Park a better place to visit, learn and have fun, please visit the Partnership’s website at bpcp.org.

Media Contacts

Bruna Mori
(619) 704-7508

Jessica York
(619) 704-7510

Media Releases

05/2018 Exhibition Media Release: William L. Hawkins – An Imaginative Geography

02/2018 Exhibition Media Release: Israel – 70 Years of Craft & Design

01/2018 Exhibition Media Release: Voluminous Art – Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries

12/2017 Exhibition Media Release – Weaving a Path – Navajo Women and the Feminine Ethos

10/2017 Exhibition Media Release – Kantha – Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal

09/2017 Mingei Leadership Announcement 

08/2017 Exhibition Media Release – Art of the Americas – Pre-Columbian Art from Mingei’s Collection

07/2017 Exhibition Media Release – Indonesian Shadow Puppets

06/2017 Exhibition Media Release – Arline Fisch -One of a Kind

05/2017 Exhibition Media Release – Trappings – Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds

03/2017 Exhibition Media Release – Kanban – Traditional Shop Signs of Japan

01/2017 Exhibition Media Release – Sandy Swirnoff-Knotted Fiber Jewelry

11/2016 Exhibition Media Release – American & European Folk Art

10/2016 Exhibition Media Release – Layers of Brilliance; Tools & Utensils

08/2016 Exhibition Media Release – The Erik Gronborg Experience

06/2016 Exhibition Media Release – Student Craft 2016-Expressions of Culture

04/2016 Exhibition Media Release – Mingei of Japan

02/2016 Exhibition Media Release – Asafo Flags from Ghana

08/2015 Exhibition Media Release – Made in America

06/2015 Exhibition Media Release – Carved & Whittled Sculpture

04/2015 Exhibition Media Release – Self-Taught Genius

02/2015 Exhibition Media Release – Black Dolls

10/2014 Exhibition Media Release – Three on the Edge

08/2014 Exhibition Media Release – In the Realm of Nature

05/2014 Exhibition Media Release – Surf Craft

05/2014 Mingei Fusion Returns in 2014

04/2014 New Permanent Collection Galleries

03/2014 New Board Members Join Mingei International Museum

03/2014 American Icons – Celebrating Folk Art, Craft and Design from Coast to Coast

10/2013 Exhibition Media Release – Function & Fantasy

10/2013 Exhibition Media Release – Please Be Seated

09/2013 Exhibition Media Release – Struck by Modernism

05/2013 Exhibition Media Release – Allied Craftsmen Today

12/2012 Mingei International Museum Celebrates its 35th Anniversary

08/2012 Antique Quilt Collection Comes to Mingei International Museum

Mingei In The News


6/12/2018 Mingei Opens Final Exhibition Before Year-Long Renovation Times of San Diego 

6/6/2018 San Diego Weekend Events Roundup June 7-10 SoCal Pulse 

6/4/2018 Events of the Week InCollect 

5/30/2018 William L. Hawkins: A Geographer of the Imagination Art & Antiques

5/29/2018 Culture Report Voice of San Diego 

5/28/2018 Art & Life with Rob Sidner SD Voyager 

5/20/2018 70 Years of Israeli Craft On Display at Mingei San Diego Jewish World 

5/13/2018 Summer Arts Preview: Top 5 Visual Art Picks U-T San Diego 

5/8/2018 Culture Report Voice of San Diego 

5/6/2018 The Buzz: Israel – 70 Years of Craft & Design Vanguard Culture 

5/3/2018 International Museum In San Diego Looks Local For Latest Multicultural Offering KPBS

5/3/2018 Let’s Review: Israel craft retrospective shines at Mingei Museum La Jolla Light 

5/1/2018 Mayor Faulconer Pushes $633M Infrastructure Investment KPBS

4/26/18 Major US Museum Sponsors Israeli Exhibit Times of Israel 

4/17/2018 Culture Report Voice of San Diego 

4/16/2018 “ISRAEL – 70 Years of Craft and Design” at Mingei International Museum, San Diego Blouin ArtInfo

4/15/18 At the Mingei, Israeli ingenuity comes into focus in new exhibit U-T San Diego

4/1/2018 Best of Balboa Park: An Insider’s View on What to Do in April in the Park sandiego.org

3/28/18 Peering into the Heart of Israel San Diego Jewish Journal

3/25/18 Spring Arts 2018: 10 Things to Watch in Visual Art This Season U-T San Diego

3/22/18 New Mingei Exhibition Celebrates the Art of the Book KPBS Midday Edition

3/21/18 Navajo Textile Artist Melissa Cody Forges Her Own Path San Diego City Beat

3/13/2018 Culture Report Voice of San Diego 

3/9/18 ISRAEL – 70 Years of Craft and Design L’Chaim San Diego Magazine 

1/17/18 Top 10 Permanent Collections at San Diego Museums sandiego.org


12/22/17 “Textiles of Bengal” at Mingei International Museum, Blouin ArtInfo

12/20/17 Exploring the Feminine Ethos at Mingei International Museum, San Diego Blouin ArtInfo

12/9/17 Mingei Museum Exhibit Explores Spirituality of Navajo Blankets and Rugs Times of San Diego

11/21/17 Colorful Work on Exhibit at the Mingei Museum SDSU News Center

9/29/17 Tribute to Latino Art La Jolla Light

9/28/17 The Forgotten Genius of 17th Century Japanese Branding Co.Design

9/25/2017 Local Museums Join Getty U-T San Diego 

9/19/17 Handcrafted Japanese Shop Signs – Kanban Hyperallergic

9/19/17 Nearly $2 Million for Museum Professional Development Grants Awarded by IMLS IMLS.gov

9/17/2017 Fall Arts: Top 10 Visual Art Top Picks U-T San Diego

9/15/2017 Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA – the arts festival without borders The Telegraph

9/1/17 The New World’s Oldest Art Art & Antiques

3/24/17 89 Things to Do With Your Kids in San Diego San Diego Magazine


6/16/16 Beauty in the Ordinary – Mingei of Japan U-T San Diego

5/10/16 Photo Review – Mingei of Japan Esoteric Survey


10/17/15 Pieces of America – Made at the Mingei U-T San Diego

7/31/15 What it Means to be a ‘Self-Taught’ Genius in Art Huffington Post

7/15/15 Self-Taught Genius – Sparky, Hectic, Unmediated Inventiveness on Display San Diego Reader

6/30/15 The History of Surfboard Design is Explored in a Colorful Exhibition Architectural Digest

2/24/15 Black Dolls – Memorable at Mingei U-T San Diego


1/31/14 The Magical World of Steven and William Ladd New York Times – T-Magazine


11/7/13 Martha Longenecker Dies at 93; Founder of Mingei International Museum Los Angeles Times

10/30/13 Remembering Martha Longenecker KPBS

10/30/13 Martha W. Longenecker, San Diego’s Mingei International Museum Founder, Dies ArtDaily

10/30/13 Mingei Founder Martha Longenecker Dies at 93 U-T San Diego

10/29/13 Tours of Balboa Park Museums Help Enrich the Lives of Arts-Loving Alzheimer’s Patients U-T San Diego

10/3/13 Mingei’s ‘Please Be Seated’ marvels at the humble chair’s beautiful utility San Diego CityBeat

9/20/13  Sizing Up the Effects of Balboa Park’s Big Redo Voice of San Diego

9/13 San Diego Fall Arts Preview San Diego Magazine

8/18/13 United in Craft U-T San Diego

7/16/13 Celebrating Baja Culture U-T San Diego

7/5/14 Constraints Drive Innovation Agile Zone

5/24/13 Two Nights at the Museum U-T San Diego

5/9/13 Mingei Features Creatures U-T San Diego

5/8/13 Summertime event picks San Diego CityBeat

5/4/13 Mingei is a museum true to its mission U-T San Diego

4/24/13 Strike-meister Bill Traylor San Diego Reader

3/31/13 ‘Untitled’ (Dancing Man?) U-T San Diego

2/17/13  Mingei Museum Exhibits Folk Art of Bill Traylor La Jolla Light

2/2/13  Mingei Installs Chihuly Sculpture Over Its Stairwell U-T San Diego & balboapark.org


12/18/12  Nine New Art Exhibits at Lindbergh Field U-T San Diego