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Mingei International Museum
Mingei International Museum

Mingei International Museum

Humans, in a word, are utterly and truly fascinating. Creating art is a human tendency as old as humans themselves, and here at the Mingei International Museum, folk art from over 140 countries is on intriguing and captivating display. Though exhibits here are constantly changing, examples of work include handmade dolls that date to the 19th century, to exquisite, hand turned, wooden bowls and weavings from grass and leaves. There have sections devoted to global headdresses and an extensive collection of tequila bottles, and—in true San Diego fashion—a large exhibit made entirely from surfboards that explores the art of surfing. Above all, it’s human creativity itself on display that’s manifested in thousands of forms, and there’s an uplifting, unifying, and inspiring spirit that accompanies a day spent browsing the genius of our planet’s myriad cultures.

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Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
1439 El Prado, San Diego, California

Practical Info

Mingei International Museum is located near Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park. The museum is open on Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, and admission is $10 for adults and $7 for youth Children under 6 are free.

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