Mingei International Museum
BALBOA PARK, PLAZA DE PANAMA
1439 EL PRADO, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101
TUESDAY - SUNDAY 10:00AM - 5:00PM
The Museum’s collection of roughly 2,000 food-related objects illuminates the importance of feasting, representing varied meanings of this term and a range of cultural interpretations.
Pottery from Coclé culture of pre-Columbian Panama is known for its strong structural forms and elaborate designs executed in slip-painted terracotta.
This elaborately conceived piece won 2nd prize in a Day of the Dead festival in Patzcuaro, Michoacan, a region famous for its ceramic handicrafts.
No microwave required, this basket was made to keep food warm.
This Navajo rug is a weft tapestry woven of handspun wool.
This bowl was hewn by hand from Kou, a prized wood that has become very scarce in Hawaii.
Late 19th CenturyJapan
Merging art and commerce with the primary aim of standing out in crowded street, kanban are precursors to the neon signs ubiquitous in Tokyo today.