My husband and I happened to be in Balboa Park on a Tuesday, which happened to coincide with Mingei's free Tuesday time! We probably wouldn't have chosen to go here on our own, but for free? Why not. We loved the toys and the every...More
About Mingei International Museum
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They have fun events. Exhibits change regularly so recommend checking what they have on display before going. Great gift shop.
After using our Go SD pass card for entry, the woman at the desk kindly asked (quite suggestively urged) that we hand over our backpacks for fear of us bumping into something. Her facial expression seemed to be concerned about us bringing a 5yr old...More
Loved this museum. The displays, the flow, and the art! So interesting and beautiful! Oh my, you just have to see all they have to offer. Just unusual collections that I'd not seen in all my travels. Don't miss.
Always a new experience when visiting the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. This trip included the art and history of Japanese lacquers bowls, fascinating. Also, there is a exhibit of children's toys, from bygone times. An amazing "doll house", a "Palace for Wednesday". You...More
Nearly skipped this Folk Art Museum but my Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Narm/Roam membership allowed free admission to all of the art museums in Balboa Park. The 150.00 dollar level gets 2 art lovers free entrance to 150 museums and a many other perks....More
Currently there is an exhibition entitled "The Erik Gronborg Experience" which is sculpture, pottery, wood-working, furniture making, and probably some other media I've left out. A very eclectic collection that challenges how one looks at things in this world. Especially every-day things like plates and...More
If you want to travel from Sweden to Spain, Greece, and Romania with stops in Japan and without leaving San Diego, then the Mingei Museum is for you. The current feature is a Swedish-American ceramic artist who lives in Solana Beach. But don't miss the...More
If you prefer a small museum that you can do in depth in under 2 hours, this is the right place. The last week of November, they had the same Danish artist as in July in the main gallery: furniture, pottery, and sculpture. There is...More