The Mingei Museum is recognized as a prestigious venue of artistic enlightenment. Dynamic, changing exhibitions feature timeless art of the people from all cultures, from historical and contemporary folk art to craft and design.
At the Mingei Museum, art speaks eloquently of the similarities and distinctions of individuals and cultures. The 18,000-object collection of the Mingei Museum represents 140 countries, including India, Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, and China.
Other highlights at the Mingei Museum include a large collection of African art, more than 230 pre-Columbian objects with marine animal design motifs, a variety of dolls and toys, and a significant array of contemporary American craft.
In addition to the impressive permanent collections at the Mingei Museum, the venue also hosts a wide variety of temporary exhibits, including Nature, Tradition, and Innovation; Hats and Headresses; Folk Festivals and Traditional Crafts; and A Fantastic Voyage, featuring the art of Ynez Johnston.
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