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Title
Exterior view, La Jolla CA, 1978, no. 001
Alternative Title
Exterior view, Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art, University Towne Centre, La Jolla, California, 1978.
Date Created and/or Issued
1978-05-14
Contributing Institution
Mingei International Museum
Collection
California Revealed from Mingei International Museum
Rights Information
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Description
This image is one of a series of exterior views of Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art taken in 1978. The Museum's founding Director, Martha Longenecker, who was well-known for establishing the ceramics department at San Diego State University in 1955 started the nonprofit museum in 1974. In 1977, she was offered this 6,000 square foot storefront at University Towne Center Mall, La Jolla, CA, for one dollar and this became the Museum's first location. The Museum's importance as a local institution grew over the years and in 1996, the Museum relocated to Balboa Park where it continues to host a variety of exhibitions focused on mingei "art of the people" with an emphasis on folk art, craft and design. Martha Longenecker was the foremost proponent of mingei in California, a term meaning "art of the people" coined by the Japanese philosopher Soetsu Yanagi.
Type
image
Format
Original
Extent
2 x 2 in.
1 Page of 1
Identifier
casdmim_000065
B002-9-1001-101-b002-001
Provenance
Mingei International Museum
California Revealed is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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