Project Name Mingei Museum

Series Hypro, Centriq

Sector Community

Location San Diego United States California

Specifier Horton Lees Brogden, LUCE et Studio

Representative Agency San Diego Lighting Associates

Credits Paul Rivera


Located in San Diego’s historic Balboa Park, the Mingei International Museum collects, conserves and exhibits folk art, craft and design. After a three-year closure and a $55-million renovation of its 100-year-old building, the Mingei Museum reopened its doors to the public unveiling a fully transformed space. Zaneen was represented by San Diego Lighting Associates and specified by HLB to “create a beautiful space that showcased beautiful art.” Attention to architectural detail and lighting were critical, as every piece was composed to create a fully luminous experience for the visitors. Zaneen’s expertise helped navigate some challenges, working within the confines of the historic site and contributing to the success of the project. Welcoming more than 100,000 annual visitors, today the Mingei Museum continues its dedication to art appreciation and education.

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