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

Claire McKee
(619) 704-7517

Paola Capó-García
(619) 704-7516

Media Releases

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


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

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

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

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


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