1001 Kettner Blvd. at Broadway (across from the Santa Fe Depot)
San Diego. CA 92101 Tel: (619) 234-1001
Internet Address: www.mcasandiego.org Admission: free.
Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: underground parking at America Plaza.
Open: Thursday to Tuesday, llam-5pm.
Fac ilities: Exhibition Area; Shop.
Activities: Gallery Talks: Temporary Exhibitions.
Apart of the Helmut Jahn-designed America Plaza, MCA Downtown is an anchor of the cities cultural arts scene. The museum showcases MCAs internationally recognized permanent collection and a full schedule of contemporary exhibitions, educational programming and special event, The Museums principal location is in La Jolla, California (see separate listing). A special 3-day pass for admission to both locations is available for S4.00.
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego – Downtown Galleries MCA Downtown Photo Gallery
Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado, Plaza de Panama, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101 Tel: (619) 239-0003 Fax: (619) 239-0605
Internet Address: www.mingei.org
Director: Martha WT. Longenecker
Admission: fee: adult-$5.00, child-$2.00, student-$2.00.
Attendance: 105,000 Established: 1974 Membership: Y ADA Compliant: Y Parking: free lots in park.
Open: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm.
Closed: National Holidays.
Facilities: Food Services Restaurant; Library (2,000 volumes); Shop Collector’s Gallery. Activities: Gallery Talks; Guided Tours (reserve in advance); Lecture Series; Temporary Exhibitions; Traveling Exhibitions.
Publications: exhibition catalogues; videos.
The Museum offers changing exhibitions focusing on traditional and contemporary folk art, craft and design in a wide range of media from all cultures. Folk art manifests a direct simplicity and reflects a joy in making, by hand, useful objects that are satisfying to the human spirit. (The word “Mingei” was coined in the early 20th by a Japanese scholar from the Japanese for “all people” and “art”. It conveys the sense of the innate beauty of objects that are integrally related to life and are born of a state of mind not attached to a conscious aesthetic.) Exterior view of front entrance, Mingei International Museum of Folk Art. Photograph by Robert Reap, courtesy of Mingei International Museum of Folk Art, San Diego, California.
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