The Mingei Museum, located in San Diego’s Balboa Park, is an art museum dedicated to folk and craft art from around the world. The museum takes its name from the Japanese 民芸 (mingei), meaning “folk arts” or “arts of the people.” One of its current exhibits is A Salute to James Hubbell, which focuses on the 40+ year career of this local artist and humanitarian. The exhibit includes several of his works, photographs of others, and a documentary produced by local station KPBS. A Salute to James Hubbell runs through December 31, 2009, so now is the time to visit.
The reason I am writing about this exhibit is that one of my photographs, of Hubbell’s public art piece “Pacific Portal,” was chosen for use on the entrance to the Warren Theater Gallery where the Salute is on display. I was honored to have this work chosen for use on this project.
Below is a larger image of the photo.
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