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The Mingei International Museum Raided Today

The Union Tribune is reporting that federal agents are conducting a raid at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. There were several dozen agents there with warrents early this morning. The LA Times has a more comprehensive article on the raid. & Apparently the Mingei is one of four museums being raided - the others are the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Pasadena's Pacific Asia Museum, and the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. &

The Mingei focuses on folk art, craft and design from around the world. I'm going to try and dig up something more.... &

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