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Mingei doesn’t just celebrate art; we celebrate the “every-day-ness” of art…the belief that everyday objects and materials that often serve a useful purpose can also be objects of great beauty. We believe that art can happen anywhere… in any culture, in any place, created by any person.

Do you believe these things too?

We invite you to become a member of Mingei International Museum and experience superb folk art, craft and design all year long. Preview Museum exhibitions, meet designer craftsmen, curators and collectors, and attend lectures, symposiums, demonstrations and art excursions – all while helping to support Mingei International Museum’s superb exhibitions and quality education programs.

Members receive free admission all year long, and many other discounts and privileges. Learn about our different membership levels, corresponding benefits, and join online right now.

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Individual Friends/ Family Contributor Supporter Patron Director’s Circle
Unlimited free Mingei admission for 12 months 1 2 2 3 4 4
Regular admission guest passes 2 4 4 4 4 4
Invitations to exhibition opening receptions
Discounts on Museum lectures, workshops and events
Priority registration and discounts on Art Excursions
10% discount on purchases in our store, The Collectors’ Gallery
20% discount at Café Mingei
Subscription to Communiqué, the quarterly members’ newsletter
Use of the Museum’s Art Reference Library
Unlimited free Mingei admission for all member’s children and grandchildren under age 18
Reciprocal membership at over 690 museums nationwide (NARM)*
One complimentary Mingei publication
Give a free gift membership at the Friends / Family level 1 2
All Mingei publications produced during your membership year
Invitation to an exclusive complimentary annual dinner hosted by the Museum Director
First Mondays @ Mingei: behind-the-scenes gatherings with the Museum Director and guest speakers
Recognition on Museum Donor Wall and in any Mingei publications released during your membership year
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