Commons Level Installation | Mingei International Museum
Image: Carousel Pig, c. 1890, France, Wood, metal, glass. 2013-54-005.

On View

Sep 3, 2021 - Aug 14, 2022

Curated By

Barbara Hanson Forsyth and Camille Bethune-Brown

The Museum’s free Commons Level features selections from the Museum’s permanent collection. The art displayed establishes a connection between 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

The Museum and Shop Mingei are open Saturday-Wednesday from 10am-5pm and Thursday & Friday 10am-8pm.