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Mingei Museum Tour

What: SDCC guided tour of Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013

Where: 1439 El Prado (map)

Cost: $5.50

Why: Because we love the Mingei! :-)

Featured exhibit:
MENAGERIE ARTFUL ANIMALS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION

A great menagerie from the collection of Mingei International drawn from cultures across the globe, an entire zoo to delight and astound: from India – monumental ritual horses of Lord Aiyanar from Tamil Nadu, a maharajah’s steed in painted wood, painted clay animals by Sonabai Rajawar; papier mache toys, a horse for a Daimyo’s son and Maneki Neko from Japan; from Mexico Manuel Jimenez painted wood figures and Candelario Medrano painted clay mythical animals and a horse clad entirely with beads by the Huichol Indians of Jalisco; carousel animals from Spain and the United States of America; armadillos of clay, wood and metal from Central and South America; a monumental stone ram from Han dynasty China; Zuni owls; African animal masks; Toikka glass birds from Finland and many other familiar and exotic species.

Other exhibits: http://www.mingei.org/exhibitions/current

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  • Tamara M.

    Lovely group of people and a good tour. Look forward to getting to know you all.

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Crystal

    It was great!

    1 · May 13, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    I just sent an email to the Yes RSVPs with more info about Saturday morning's tour. Please let me know if you don't receive it. See you soon! :)

    May 9, 2013

    • Lydia

      noworries! I can find out tomorrow!

      May 10, 2013

    • Carol

      The reply is the first one.

      May 12, 2013

  • Carol

    Lydia-There was NO photography at all in the Bill Traylor exibit because of the age of the paintings. However, that exhibit came down today, Sunday. All the other exhibits can be photographed with no flash.

    May 12, 2013

  • Jan T.

    Great group of people. Very interesting exhibits.

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • LizF

    Loved it!

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Lydia

    It was fun and informative.

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Philip

    Really good, liked it a lot, especially the Bill Traylor exhibit

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Patty k.

    I am hopelessly delayed !!!! And disappointed. Hope I haven't inconvenienced anyone. :(

    May 11, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      Patty, please keep trying! The tour just started and it goes for an hour. Hope you can make part of it.

      May 11, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    If you are running late, stop by the front desk at the Mingei and they will give you an entry sticker and tell you where to find the tour.

    May 11, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    See you in a few hours! Just a note that I will be there to greet you and get everyone organized but I won't be able to stay for the tour because I have a scheduling conflict. Please feel free to get together for lunch or coffee afterward with your fellow Meetupers to chat about the tour. :)

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Rachael. This is Mother's day weekend and I need to cancel. Sorry for the inconvenience. I will join you next time. Regina

    May 5, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      No worries, Regina. Hope to catch you next time!

      May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, something came up. Next time.

    May 4, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      We'll miss you, Joan! Take care and see you again soon.

      May 9, 2013

  • Cindy

    Sadly, I am stuck in Phoenix for work now and can't make it.

    May 8, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      Sorry to hear that, Cindy! Hope to see you at another event soon.

      May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I do love the Mingei too, but too many alternate things are already on my calendar today.

    May 8, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone for the Mingei tour Saturday morning! Please update your RSVP now if you need to. Otherwise, keep an eye on your inbox later this week for more info. See you soon!

    May 6, 2013

    • LizF

      Can't wait! Thanks again for organizing this.

      1 · May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rachel, I will not be bringing a guest. Just me. Thanks. Looking forward to the Mingei, as always.

    March 14, 2013

  • june g.

    can['t make it that day - looks great though. [masked]

    March 6, 2013

    • june g.

      looks like I can make it that May date. Sounds great. count me in.

      March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rachel, I am a member of the Mengei and have a guest pass. How can I sign up?

    March 13, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      Joan, I will sign you up and inquire about using the guest pass for the tour (I'm assuming that means you're planning to bring a guest?). Thanks! Glad you can make it. :)

      March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Rachel, I will let you know if my friend Cathie, who came with me to Pygnalian, will be coming, too. But count me in for sure.

      March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rats gotta miss this one, too.....something doing in Orange C. that day for me.

    March 13, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    I just sent out an email announcing the new date for the Mingei tour of May 11. I apologize if this is an inconvenience for anyone. I look forward to seeing you there if you can make it on the new date!

    March 13, 2013

  • Lydia

    this sounds wonderful! I'm in!

    1 · March 6, 2013

  • David

    I'm a maybe... Does this include entrance fee?

    March 6, 2013

    • Rachel M.

      Yes, and entry is good all day.

      March 6, 2013

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