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African by Design: Form, Pattern, and Meaning in African Craft

Mingei International Museum.
Photo of Lalitibe “Lili” Lare of Lili Kouture.
Every week from May 20, 2023 until September 17, 2023.
Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Mingei International Museum: Balboa Park
All Ages
$0 to $15

This exhibition presents over 100 works of traditional and contemporary African craft, including furniture, pottery, basketry, textiles, jewelry, clothing, weapons, currency, and more. The objects originate from many areas of Africa, and are part of layered cultural stories and histories. Each work invites us not just to consider the object, but also the maker - a person often unknown to us - whose inspiration and sense of design made an everyday object extraordinary.

African by Design is drawn from Mingei International Museum’s permanent collection and local private collections.

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Mingei International Museum

Mingei International Museum: Balboa Park

1439 El Prado
San Diego, California 92101

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.