Community Guidelines | Mingei International Museum

In order to fulfill our mission as a museum dedicated to furthering the understanding of art of the people (mingei) from all eras and cultures of the world, we strive to provide a safe space for everyone to be inspired, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, and ability. We foster a culture of inclusion that celebrates diversity of thought, promotes mutual respect, and advances authentic intercultural exploration and collaboration. The Museum reserves the right to refuse service to, or revoke access to anyone we determine is threatening this safe, inclusive environment. In so doing, we ask that visitors abide by the following guidelines:

  • Beverages are allowed on the Commons Levels.

  • Items larger than 12” x 16” must be left in our cloakroom. If you have a larger item that needs to be stored for the duration of your visit, please visit the Admissions Desk for assistance. The Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Service animals as defined by state and federal regulations are welcome in the Museum. Therapy or comfort animals are not allowed.

  • Do not touch the artwork on display.

  • Personal photography is allowed in the galleries. Flash photography, tripods, and selfie sticks are not permitted. Do not photograph staff or visitors without their consent.

  • Please use only pencils in the galleries. No wet media, including pens or markers, are allowed.

  • Smoking and e-cigarettes are not allowed.

  • Do not bring weapons of any kind into the Museum, with the exception of those carried by on-duty law enforcement officers.

  • No soliciting.

  • No scooters, bicycles, or wheeled carts are allowed inside the building.

  • Strollers are permitted; please use elevators when traveling between floors.

  • The Museum has two wheelchairs available for check out. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are only to be used inside the Museum. Please inquire about availability at the Admissions Desk.

  • Moms can nurse wherever they are comfortable.

  • No sleeping inside the Museum.

  • Refrain from leaning, sitting, or placing objects on walls and/or cases.

  • All children under 14 must be accompanied by a guardian (18 and over) at all times.

  • One chaperone per 8 children is required.

  • Restrooms are shared amongst all guests. Please be considerate and do not remain in them for an extended period of time. Restroom sinks are to be used for washing hands and face only.

  • Conduct deemed disorderly, disruptive, offensive, harassing, inappropriate, or threatens the health, safety, and well-being of Mingei staff or guests will not be tolerated. This covers behavior onsite as well as via phone, email, and on social media.

We comply with state and county laws and work closely with our cultural peers, community partners, and security experts to enact best-practice safety measures.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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