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Event Series Community Spotlight: Persian Place

Community Spotlight: Persian Place

Mingei International Museum 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA, United States

This Community Spotlight installation celebrates the creative expressions of seven international female artists selected by Persian Place, a nonprofit organization with an emphasis on Persian art, which is committed to providing space and time for artistic experimentation and research. Community Spotlight: Persian Place Epic Expressions: Shahnameh by Seven Female Artists    The unique objects displayed here reflect the creative ...

Free – $15.00
Event Series La Frontera

La Frontera

Mingei International Museum 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA, United States

The exhibition, La Frontera, explores the complexity of the U.S.–Mexico border as a physical reality, geopolitical construction, and state of being through the medium of jewelry - an object repeatedly used for communication throughout human history. Worn to visibly adorn the body, jewelry is inherently performative. As personal tokens, these objects are suggestive of often unknown ...

Free – $15.00

A World of Beads: Essential Elements

Mingei International Museum 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA, United States

This exhibition features highlights from Mingei’s bead collection and explores the materials from which beads are made. Ranging from plant and animal materials to fabricated metal and glass, these single beads and beaded objects were made by different cultures from around the world and were largely acquired by Mingei International Museum from The Bead Museum ...

Free – $15.00

Pysanky: A Kaleidoscope of Ukrainian Heritage

Mingei International Museum 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA, United States

These vibrant and intricately decorated objects are pysanky – a timeless art form of highly decorative eggs deeply rooted in Ukrainian heritage. Pysanky comes from the Ukrainian word pysaty, meaning “to write.” The eggs, which contain designs embedded with deep cultural significance, are often gifted as wishes for good fortune and protection. They also serve as a symbol of the Ukrainian ...

Free – $15.00
Event Series Shirin Towfiq: Threaded Journeys

Shirin Towfiq: Threaded Journeys

Mingei International Museum 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA, United States

Interdisciplinary artist Shirin Towfiq explores the stories and memories shared by her family while navigating the in-betweenness and uncertainty she feels as a second-generation Iranian refugee. Her work is inspired by Persian folk art, lore, and traditions which she reimagines through embroidery, patchwork, and digital prints on gauze. Folk art and craft are deeply rooted ...

Free – $15.00

Mingei Concert Series with Camarada

Mingei International Museum 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA, United States

Come groove to the magic of Stevie Wonder and celebrate the musical master with an evening of jazz infused with pop. Experience a rich span of his legendary genre fusions and song meanings that embrace our hearts -- from ethnic diversity in the U.S. and fantastic utopian communities to vengeful relationships and transcendent love. Camarada presents inspired ...

$45.00

Mini Mingei

Mingei International Museum 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA, United States

Our littlest visitors and their families are invited to explore toddler-centered folk art, craft, and design through Mini Mingei! Mini Mingei is perfect for parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children ages 2–5. No pre-registration is required. This program is free for children and $7 per adult.

Free – $7.00

April 2024 Family Sunday: Animal Impressions- Creative Hand Printing with Leila Asgari

Mingei International Museum 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA, United States

Join us this month to explore the art of printmaking with artist Leila Asgari. Leila is an Iranian artist who studied illustration with Maestro Zarrinkelk, the father of Iranian animation. Guided by the principle that "simple is more," her art distills the world into elemental shapes, focusing on nature, animals, and people to reveal complexity ...

Free

Art of Elan

Mingei International Museum 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA, United States

Inspired by Mingei's cross-border exhibition, "La Frontera, a show that features contemporary jewelry from artists on both sides of the U.S. / Mexico border, this concert amplifies a variety of voices, featuring the world premiere of an Art of Elan commissioned work by composer Michi Wiancko for solo harp, in addition to works by Sarah Kirkland Snider ...

$15.00

Coffee and Conversations: The Dance of Art, Words, and Imagination with Ari Honarvar

Mingei International Museum 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA, United States

In this interactive talk, Ari Honarvar will speak about the creative flow that lies in movement. She will delve into her childhood in post-revolution Iran where both literal movement and the outward expression of creative flow were severely restricted. When she was six, women were abruptly stripped of their freedom to dance or ride bicycles, and ...

$10.00 – $15.00

Home, Harp, and Everything In-Between

Mingei International Museum 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA, United States

Join us for a special evening of art, music, and conversation in the Gallery. Hear how artist Shirin Towfiq and harpist Eve Matin reflect on their Persian heritage and the complexities of immigration through their craft -- followed by a performance by Matin amongst Towfiq's art.

Free – $15.00

Mingei Concert Series with Camarada

Mingei International Museum 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA, United States

Transport yourself to the movies with a mesmerizing, nostalgic concert experience spotlighting music by composers of films, video games, and more. Included in the program are works by composers John Williams, Nino Rota, Koji Kondo, and Gilad Cohen. Gilad Cohen joins Camarada live in San Diego to discuss his music, giving audiences a look into ...

$45.00
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