After using our Go SD pass card for entry, the woman at the desk kindly asked (quite suggestively urged) that we hand over our backpacks for fear of us bumping into something. Her facial expression seemed to be concerned about us bringing a 5yr old boy into the museum for a walk through. I will admit, although with discussion and... 更多
Loved this museum. The displays, the flow, and the art! So interesting and beautiful! Oh my, you just have to see all they have to offer. Just unusual collections that I'd not seen in all my travels. Don't miss.
Always a new experience when visiting the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. This trip included the art and history of Japanese lacquers bowls, fascinating. Also, there is a exhibit of children's toys, from bygone times. An amazing "doll house", a "Palace for Wednesday". You can google it and learn all about it and what makes it so unusual. Book... 更多
Nearly skipped this Folk Art Museum but my Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Narm/Roam membership allowed free admission to all of the art museums in Balboa Park. The 150.00 dollar level gets 2 art lovers free entrance to 150 museums and a many other perks. The interior of the museum has amazing ambience. I caught snippets of a well narrated... 更多
If you want to travel from Sweden to Spain, Greece, and Romania with stops in Japan and without leaving San Diego, then the Mingei Museum is for you. The current feature is a Swedish-American ceramic artist who lives in Solana Beach. But don't miss the exquisite textiles in the performance/lecture hall off to one side or the upstairs dynamic shows... 更多
If you prefer a small museum that you can do in depth in under 2 hours, this is the right place. The last week of November, they had the same Danish artist as in July in the main gallery: furniture, pottery, and sculpture. There is also a textile exhibit downstairs, and upstairs, a wonderful display of tools for all uses.... 更多
This small museum focuses on handcrafted artisan works. My visit took me to the world of Eric Gronborg, metal..ceramic..wood. Great exhibit. Also an installation of Japanese fabrics, African bead work and an 16th C dollhouse. If you enjoy small, quaint settings..here you go. Situated next to the larger museums, etc in the park.
This place looks to be set up well. Unfortunately, I imagined something different after reading a quick description about contemporary folk art and seeing colorful skull picture on internet site. Entry was not cheap, and my husband and son were done under 20 minutes. My daughter and I tried to make it work, but were very disappointed after our earlier... 更多