2021 Annual Appeal | Mingei International Museum

It has been thrilling to welcome old and new friends alike back into the Museum’s transformed space. We hope you’ve had the chance to visit—to enjoy the Commons level free to all or one of the new exhibitions in the upstairs galleries. Maybe you’ve participated in hands-on art making in the Education Center, attended a program in the Theater or viewed Balboa Park from our beautiful outdoor terraces.

We’ve opened our doors in fresh and exciting ways, and are now activating our lively new space with creative experiences for diverse audiences. There are more visitors walking through our doors than ever before, and they are eager to connect and engage with the transformed Mingei!

One of our newest access programs, COMMUNITY MONDAYS, is focused on sharing the Museum’s new Theater, free of charge, with arts and culture organizations, nonprofit community groups and artists that don’t have the physical space or resources to share their work and mission. We believe Mingei’s new Theater should be shared freely with the community, and this program is part of our commitment to welcome everyone.

We invite you to contribute to this year’s Annual Appeal to allow Mingei to continue to serve the community with programs like this.

We’ve also adapted one of our existing programs. The Museum’s popular FAMILY SUNDAY is back live at Mingei and is also being shared beyond the Museum walls. Families in Sherman Heights can pick up free craft kits at their local community center, and our staff is working with nonprofit partners to deliver the kits to homebound seniors, as well.

It’s only with the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to offer these programs, and we invite you to support the Museum’s work by making a gift to the 2021 Annual Appeal.

Your donation will help us continue to launch and sustain innovative, community-centered programming during the inaugural year in our new facility.

Please Note

Masks are required for all guests (ages 2+) inside the Museum, regardless of vaccination status.