Art of the People for the People | Mingei International Museum

On View

Sep 3, 2021 - Aug 14, 2022

Curated By

Barbara Hanson Forsyth and Camille Bethune-Brown

An installation of objects from the Museum's collection intended to spark creativity, imagination and joy.

The Museum’s free Commons Level will also feature selections from the Museum’s permanent collection. The art displayed establishes a connection between the Mingei’s roots in the early 20th-century Japanese mingei movement and the Museum’s dynamic collecting mission focused on “art of the people.”

Objects range from functional Japanese ceramics and indigenous baskets to whimsical folk toys and miniatures from around the globe, all celebrating the many ways art connects us across geography and time. They also showcase the intricate interplay between humans and the natural world, as well as the persistent desire to make and live with beautiful and well-crafted things. Above all, the objects are intended to spark creativity, imagination and joy.

Plan your Visit

Please note: The Museum will be closed Monday, July 4.