Upcoming Events

Harvest Celebration at the Mingei

The Ardor Trio

Camarada: Fanfare

Camarada: Te Amo Tamgo

Camarada: Calypso Heat



Traditional Shop Signs of Japan A fusion of art, design and commerce, kanban refers to traditional signs that Japanese merchants displayed to advertise and give identity and expression to their shops. From carved scenes of carp climbing waterfalls to images of seductive courtesans with painted faces, this exhibition provides a rare opportunity to figuratively walk and shop the streets of traditional Japan. On view April 15 to October 8.


Homage to the Horse and Other Steeds Timed with this year's racing season and the first ever Breeder's Cup event in Del Mar in November, this exhibition features objects from around the globe that celebrate the speed, power and serviceability of the horse and other noble beasts of burden. Pulled from the Museum's permanent collection and private lenders, this original exhibition will highlight classic horse figures and accoutrement of Asia and Europe; clay and wood horses of India; and artifacts of U.S., Native American and Mexican horse culture. Trappings for bullocks from Afghanistan to Indonesia, and camel trappings from Asia and the Middle East will also be shown, including a group of Iranian saddlebags. On view May 26 to November 12.


A retrospective view of more than seven decades of work. Features jewelry and body ornaments, as well as a collection of knitted and crocheted wire hanging flowers and sea creatures by internationally renowned artist and San Diego resident, Arline Fisch. On view June 17 to January 7, 2018.


Pre-Columbian Art from Mingei's Collection. More than 125 objects used by people from the ancient cultures of Mexico, Central and South America. Objects range from those made for ritual and ceremonial use to objects for domestic use. A rare collection of Maya textile fragments and ancient bead strands will also be presented. On view September 16 to February 18, 2018.

Additional Info


Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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