Mingei International Museum preserves and exhibits folk art, craft and design from all eras and cultures of the world. Mingei celebrates human creativity, and the belief that everyday objects and materials that often serve a useful purpose can also be objects of beauty. Art can happen anywhere… in any culture, in any place, created by any person. The Museum’s collection now comprises more than 26,000 objects of folk art, craft and design from 141 countries.
Allied Craftsmen Today - recent work by 37 of the organization's 68 active members. Representing cutting-edge craft in various mediums, the exhibition applauds the group’s rich contributions to the visual arts in San Diego.
Struck By Modernism: C. Carl Jennings - Guest-curated by San Diego contemporary craft authority Dave Hampton, this exhibition features large forged works including gates, headboards, chandeliers, and the free-standing sculpture of California artist-blacksmith C. Carl Jennings.
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