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Bonsall Rotary hears about Mingei


Last updated 9/7/2007 at Noon

Martha Ehringer, director of public relations for the Mingei International Museum, recently spoke to the Bonsall Rotary about her pride and joy: the museums in Balboa Park and downtown Escondido. Ehringer wove a great story of the history of this collection of “objects made by hand for daily use” that can be viewed as art!

The word “mingei,” meaning “art of the people,” was coined by the revered Japanese scholar Dr. Sōetsu Yanagi by combining the Japanese words for “all people” (“min”) and “art” (“gei”).

Established in 1978, Mingei International Museum col...

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