Global Spirit

  • What this is

    Exhibitions are public displays of art and design curated by a local gallery, museum, or organization.

  • When & Where

    • Sep 8: 10am-5pm
    • Sep 9: 10am-8pm
    • Sep 10: 10am-8pm
    • Sep 11: 10am-5pm
    • Sep 12: 10am-5pm

    Mingei International Museum
    Balboa Park
    1439 El Prado
    San Diego, CA 92101
  • Free RSVP
  • Tags

    Design = Connection, Education
    Discipline Craft, Experience
Global Spirit

In the exhibition, Global Spirit—Folk Art from the Ted Cohen Collection, you will enjoy and be inspired by folk art from more than 20 countries selected from a donation to the Mingei International Museum by Oakland-based collector and exhibition designer, Ted Cohen.

Over 200 works will be featured in this exhibition, including handcrafted masks, puppets, dolls, instruments and baskets, as well as unexpected objects such as hat boxes, a lunch box and a three-foot-tall elephant made from paper and bamboo. The exhibition's focus on works of visual richness and functionality is a lesson on seeing and human-centered design.

About the host

Mingei International Museum

As the presenter of San Diego Design Week, Mingei strengthens its mission by opening its doors (figuratively and literally) to our region’s design community, cultivating a space where one can both inspire and be inspired. Mingei International Museum provides an opportunity for its audiences to engage with craft, folk art and design through its collection and wide-ranging programming. Through its commitment to the community and a revitalized facility, Mingei sparks relevant and stimulating conversations that inspire visitors to imagine and express their own creativity.