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We enjoyed the Mingei Museum while visiting Balboa Park. They have a history of fashion exhibit from the House of Isrea which was intriguing. They also had collection from pop culture artist William L Hawkins. They also had a fascinating rare books collection which ended...More
Adored everything here- William L. Hawkins' work is a treasure to see, the Jewish art exhibit was so eclectic, really incredible selection, loved the book exhibit and the ancient beads.....So sorry if they are closing for renovations.
This star in the Balboa Park complex of museums is closing on Sept. 1, 2018 for renovations that hopefully will only last 1 year. Thus, I'd take a cool break in August to enjoy the featured Jewish exhibit, the rare book show, the colorful Ohio...More
My wife and I visited the museum on May 22, believing it was the 3rd Tuesday of the month - when entrance is free. It is a strange scheduling, and imagine our surprise after driving 3.5 hours to San Diego when we were told it...More
The Mingei Museum in Balboa Park is a great place to spend a morning. The interior is beautiful, and spacious. The Mingei specializes in folk art. Recently, we saw an exhibit of Navajo rugs. The docent on duty was very helpful, and looked up a...More
In the Mingei Museum you get a taste of other cultures. Their outstanding deign team makes their changing shows come alive. Currently (March 2018),the upper level features Navajo weavings (great color & designs) and "voluminous Art" with art books from 3 university libraries in San...More
I didn't know what to expect when I added this one to my 'pick five' ticket at Balboa Park, and it ended up being my favorite museum of all those I visited. The beaded carousel horse stole the show, and the gift shop had some...More
We hadn't heard of this eclectic small museum when a local artist told us it was not to be missed. What you'll see depends on what's on view--currently, Bengali and Navajo textiles, Mexican toys and handicrafts, Indonesian puppets, pre-Columbian art, all of it beautifully presented,...More
Make the Mingei your one stop in Balboa Park, if you don't have time formore. Here you can take a journey around the world through arts and crafts. In Nov. 2017, you can visit Bengal (textiles), Peru and Central America (LA/LA show on pre-Columbian art),...More