If you like folk art, craft and design, the Mingei in Balboa Park is the place for you.
- $8 Adults
- $5 Seniors (62+), Students, Military, Youth (6-17)
- Free Children Under 6
- 3rd Tuesday of the Month: Residents Free Tuesday. Free for San Diego City and County Residents and Active Military and their Dependents.
1439 El Prado, San Diego CA 92101
The Mingei Museum was started in 1978 by a professor of art at San Diego State University. The term mingei means ‘art of the people’ and the name for the museum came to be through the founder’s involvement with the Mingei Association of Japan.The Museum’s very first exhibit featured dolls and toys from around the world. It wasn’t until 1996 when the Museum moved into its current location in the House of Charm in Balboa Park.
The Museum’s focus is on the art of the people. The Museum preserves and exhibits pieces from around the world in the subjects of folk art, craft and design. Its collections include more than 26,000 pieces from 141 countries from around the world.
*Hours, prices, etc all subject to change. Check the location’s website to confirm.