Mingei International Museum, San Diego

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The Mingei International Museum is a non-profit public institution that collects, conserves and exhibits folk art, craft and design. The museum was founded in 1974, and its building opened in 1978. The word mingei, meaning 'art of the people,' was coined by the Japanese scholar Dr. Sōetsu Yanagi by combining the Japanese words for all people (min 民) and art (gei 芸).
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  • This is a lovely but very small folk art museum with a beautiful collection from around the world. It took us less than 30 minutes to walk through the upstairs exhibit space but it was a nice... 
    This is a lovely but very small folk art museum with a beautiful collection from around the world. It took us less than 30 minutes to walk through the upstairs exhibit space but it was a nice...  more »
  • The Mingei Museum features a beautiful building, with a bustling modern restaurant and sample exhibits in the lobby. Unless one is an aficionado of folk art from select parts of the world or found... 
    The Mingei Museum features a beautiful building, with a bustling modern restaurant and sample exhibits in the lobby. Unless one is an aficionado of folk art from select parts of the world or found...  more »
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  • Artifact restaurant - for a wonderful date night dinner! We enjoyed the experience, the concept and the food... and there was plenty of good eats from the prix fixe menu. Our first time here and I can tell you it won't be our last!
  • Mingei International Museum is a place of enlightenment where objects speak for themselves – in line, form and color – the universal language of art. The Museum provides the opportunity for an ever-increasing number of people of diverse ages and backgrounds to experience these enduring expressions of human creativity that know no boundary of time, place or culture. The Museum opens a window on the great world, revealing similarities and distinctions of individuals and cultures and inspiring people to express their own innate creativity.

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