Cups to Connections | Mingei International Museum
Objects for Japanese Matcha tea from Mingei International Museum's permanent collection. 

Image description: Various colorful tea instruments, including tea bowls, a water jar, chasen, matcha scoop, and brazier against a black background.
Image: Objects for Japanese Matcha tea from Mingei International Museum's permanent collection. Image description: Various colorful tea instruments, including tea bowls, a water jar, chasen, matcha scoop, and brazier against a black background.
On View

Mar 30 - Aug 11, 2024

Curated By

Guusje Sanders

Cups to Connections: Global Gestures of Hospitality embraces the art of hospitality and how the act of sharing a drink has the extraordinary power to bring people together, fostering a deep sense of community and belonging. Highlighting a wide range of global traditions, the objects in Cups to Connections tell the stories of heritage and craft from across time and cultures. Hospitality is the bridge that forges connections – each custom unique, yet the act of inviting others to join for a beverage, a universal language. 

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with The House of Pacific Relations, a consortium of houses located in Balboa Park representing 31 cultures – bringing various cultural groups together to foster and cultivate a spirit of understanding, tolerance, and goodwill. Visit the houses on Saturdays and Sundays to experience a meaningful cultural connection, with the opportunity to sample authentic food and beverages from every corner of the globe.

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