2017 has been a year of evolution and growth at Mingei International Museum, as we have explored new ways to make the Museum more open and welcoming to everyone. This past year, we took the “Residents” out of Residents Free Tuesdays, and invited ALL visitors to enjoy free entry. Attendance on those days broke Museum records! The Museum also made its permanent collection available online in July. An astounding 25,000 objects from around the world—including textiles, ceramics, beads and toys—can now be viewed online, making Mingei International Museum and ‘art of the world’ accessible to people across the globe. Looking to the future, making the Museum’s Plaza Level free to all, all of the time, is a cornerstone of the Museum’s transformational renovation plans.

It is only with your support that we can continue to make Mingei a place where visitors, students and artists from our community and beyond, can come to delight in treasures of daily life from around the world. Please join your friends, neighbors and other Mingei supporters in contributing to this year’s Annual Appeal. Your gift will help sustain every aspect of the Museum in 2018, helping to ensure Mingei remains a special destination that enriches, inspires and embraces all people.

Thank you for all you do to support Mingei International Museum.