San Diego Museum of Art

San Diego Museum of Art Located in the heart of Balboa Park, The San Diego Museum of Art brings the world's finest art to America's finest city. Always free for members.
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The Museum’s nationally renowned collections include Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th and 20th century American paintings and sculptures. The Museum regularly features major exhibitions of art from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule of programs. At The San Diego Museum of Art, exhibition text is always in English and Spanish.

Operating as usual

⁣We did it! 🎉 Thank you to our Art Alive supporters, sponsors, in-person and virtual attendees, volunteers, and staff fo...
06/23/2021

⁣We did it! 🎉 Thank you to our Art Alive supporters, sponsors, in-person and virtual attendees, volunteers, and staff for helping the Museum share joy with our community through Art Alive 2021. ❤🌹⠀

Your support through and beyond this essential fundraiser allows us to continue the momentum of new exhibitions, diverse public programming, and learning experiences for all ages. 🙌⠀

Help us continue to delight, inspire, and serve our community! Click the donate button on our home page or Text SDMA to 50155 to give today.⠀

📸: Bauman Photographers⠀

Green Fresh Florals + Plants

Harrah's Resort Southern California, San Diego Gas & Electric, Spain.info, Viasat Inc., Cox, Cutwater Spirits, KPBS, Ranch & Coast Magazine, LPA Design Studios, Red Rhino Realty Inc.

#SDMAyourWay #SanDiego #donatetoday #SanDiegoMuseumofArt #BalboaPark #Philanthropy #donatenow #nonprofit #nonprofitfundraising #donate #nonprofitorganization #artalive #artalive2021 #TheSanDiegoMuseumofArt

06/23/2021
Virtual SDMA+ San Diego Opera | Intrigue and Romance

"And now abideth faith, hope, and love—these three, but the greatest of these is love."

Be transported to the romantic landscapes featured in "Cranach to Canaletto: Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation" with a program of opera arias and duets performed by members of the San Diego Opera and inspired by the exhibition.

This Virtual SDMA+ San Diego Opera online performance will be shared on The San Diego Museum of Art YouTube channel.

Virtual SDMA+ are unique online experiences offered by The San Diego Museum of Art in collaboration with other local arts institutions to inspire a robust appreciation of the arts and a deeper exploration of the SDMA permanent collection.

Virtual SDMA+ brings the joy and collaboration of SDMA+ online!

Learn more about Virtual SDMA+ programming: https://www.sdmart.org/virtual-sdma-plus/

Featured:
"Maria la O" composed by Ernesto Lecuona
Performed by Laura Bueno, mezzo soprano
Bruce Stasyna, piano

"Amor" composed by Richard Strauss
Performed by Laynee Dell Woodward, soprano
Bruce Stasyna, piano

"Wenn ich mit Menschen" composed by Johannes Brahms
Performed by David Marshman, bass
Bruce Stasyna, piano

#Opera #mezzosoprano #Soprano #bass #operasinger #operaperformance #sandiegoopera #sandiego #balboapark #SDMA #sandiegomuseumofart #TheSanDiegoMuseumofArt #SDMAplus #virtualSDMA #performingart #artmuseum #museumgram #sandiegogram #sandiegolife #operahouse #operasingersofinstagram #operalover #operalife #ópera #opéra #museumfromhome #museumathome #operahouse

⁣All good things must come to a close... That's a wrap on Art Alive 2021! ⠀⠀The Museum is closed today, Monday, June 21 ...
06/21/2021

⁣All good things must come to a close... That's a wrap on Art Alive 2021! ⠀

The Museum is closed today, Monday, June 21 for Art Alive de-installation.⠀

Thank you for making our 40th anniversary year of Art Alive truly memorable.

⁣All good things must come to a close... That's a wrap on Art Alive 2021! ⠀

The Museum is closed today, Monday, June 21 for Art Alive de-installation.⠀

Thank you for making our 40th anniversary year of Art Alive truly memorable.

06/21/2021

Last Chance! #VirtualAuction ends TONIGHT June 20, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

Bloomin' #Auction is part of the 40th anniversary of #ArtAlive—The #SanDiego #MuseumOfArt's signature #fundraiser & celebration of #art, #florals, & #community.

#Bid on exciting one-of-a-kind #experiences, #curated #items and packages, and #Museum #mementos in support of #SDMA!

⁣"Did you suppose, my father, that I could tear myself away and leave you? Unthinkable…”⠀⠀So begins Virgil’s epic poem, ...
06/20/2021

⁣"Did you suppose, my father, that I could tear myself away and leave you? Unthinkable…”⠀

So begins Virgil’s epic poem, The Aeneid, which follows the hero Aeneas, who fled Troy as it fell to the Greeks in order to protect his family. This scene depicts Aeneas retreating from battle in order to protect his family. ⠀

The hero is depicted in a yellow tunic and a feathered silver helmet, helping his elderly father, Anchises, from his chair. His wife, Creusa, is to the left, holding household deities of Troy, Lares and Penates, for they would have been considered as their most valuable possessions. Aeneas’ son, Ascanius, is behind his grandfather.⠀

Share this post with a Father, Father Figure, chosen Dad, Grandfather or Parent in your life to wish them a relaxing #HappyFathersDay with the Museum!⠀

Featured: Simon Vouet. "Æneas and His Father Fleeing Troy," ca. 1635. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase. 1987.124.⠀

On view in gallery 18.

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⁣Today, we remember #June 19, 1865, and #CelebrateFreedom.⠀⠀Juneteenth marks The United States of America's second indep...
06/19/2021

⁣Today, we remember #June 19, 1865, and #CelebrateFreedom.⠀

Juneteenth marks The United States of America's second independence day, the anniversary date of the announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army General Gordon Granger in Galveston, Texas, securing freedom for the last-remaining enslaved peoples and announcing the end of the Civil War. This put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued more than two and a half years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863.⠀

In the spirit of celebrating #BlackExcellence, the Museum highlights this lithograph by muralist John Thomas Biggers, who came to prominence after the #HarlemRenaissance and toward the end of World War II. Biggers is known for creating works critical of racial and economic injustice.⠀

Local floral designer Carmen Villegas of @carmensflowers chose to honor Bigger's work for her Art Alive 2021 interpretation.⠀

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John Thomas Biggers. "Untitled," 1975. Lithograph. Gift of the African Arts Committee. 1979.13.⠀
Floral interpretation by Carmen Villegas, Carmen's Flowers (Carmen's Flowers)

#juneteenth #juneteenthcelebration #heritage #freedomday #liberationday #emancipationday #jubileeday #johnthomasbiggers #biggers #muralist #americanart #blackart #americanartist #blackartist #arthistory #SDMA #SDMAcollection #UShistory

⁣“Botanical Graffiti” is a contemporary floral installation so vivid it sits on the edge of reality. 🎨💐⠀⠀Floral Artist B...
06/18/2021

⁣“Botanical Graffiti” is a contemporary floral installation so vivid it sits on the edge of reality. 🎨💐⠀

Floral Artist Beth O’Reilly uses bright colors, bold shapes, and color blocking with both fresh and preserved materials to create an atmosphere of botanical bliss. “Botanical Graffiti” takes us on an immersive floral journey intended to celebrate the beauty of healing during a time of global crisis. ⠀

The sweeping, undulating, and larger-than-life installation is meant to be lighthearted and fun, allowing viewers to experience a sense of warmth and safety in the radiant display. ❤⠀

Shout out to this year's featured Rotunda Designer @bethoreillyAIFD and her dream team for all their hard work in making #ArtAlive2021 truly memorable. 🌸⠀⠀

Can't admire these florals in person? Visit SDMArt.org/ArtAlive2021 for our Virtual Art Alive package featuring access to a 360-degree tour of the Art Alive Floral Exhibition and live feed access of the rotunda floral design!⠀

Featured: “Botanical Graffiti,” Rotunda Floral Installation by Beth O’Reilly for Art Alive 2021.
Photo of Art Alive 2021 outdoor installation by Davis McCarty. ⠀

#floraldesign #floraldesigner #floraldesigners #floraldesignskills #floral #floralart #floralarrangement #floralillustration #florals #floralinstallation #floralinspiration #floralsyourway #floralbouquet #floralinspo #floralstylist #floralartistry #floralfix #floraldecor #flowersinstagram #flowerslover #flowerlife #flowershow #flowerseverywhere #flowerarrangements #botanical

06/17/2021
Timelapse: Everything You See Could Be a Lie: Photorealistic Drawings by Ana de Alvear

⁣#BehindTheScenes of The San Diego Museum of Art 🎬🏛️: ⠀

Swipe for a glance at the installation of a large scale color pencil drawing, then come see it in person in "Everything You See Could Be a Lie: Photorealistic Drawings by Ana de Alvear" opening tomorrow, Friday, June 18!⠀

Ana de Alvear, is an #artist and #filmmaker from Madrid, Spain who has exhibited throughout Asia, Europe, and South America. This is her first solo exhibition in the United States, on view through September 27, 2021.⠀

This huge galaxy drawing is one of two! 💫 Our position in the universe is laid before us as we are made more aware of our physicality and scale in the presence of two dramatic galaxy murals, one an inverse of the other, each comprising fifty elaborately executed drawings. 🌌 Here, our Assistant Registrar closely examines the condition of each paper panel before handing them off to our Chief Preparator and Museum Technician for installation—using magnets and a carefully laid out grid on our gallery wall. ⠀

Funding for this exhibition is made possible by Tatiana and Robert Dotson, Carolina and Tom Gildred, Sheryl and Harvey White, the Tourist Office of Spain (@Spain), Viasat, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, and the members of The San Diego Museum of Art.⠀

Featured: Ana de Alvear. "In the forced vortex - White," 2015-2016. Color pencil on paper. 275 5/8 x 118 1/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.⠀

#TheSanDiegoMuseumofArt #SanDiegoMuseumofArt #SDMA #SDMAyourWay #SanDiego #BalboaPark #nonprofit #museumcollection #publicart #sculpture #womenartists #museumphotography #museumgram #museumeducation #museumlove #museumlover #museumoffineart #museumoffinearts #museumofcontemporaryart #colorpencil #colorpencildrawing #colorpencilart #hyperrealism #realisticart #artinstadaily

⁣Have you ever felt a sudden urge to draw on the walls? 🖍️ ⠀⠀Tag a friend to come relieve stress at Art Alive 2021, at T...
06/16/2021

⁣Have you ever felt a sudden urge to draw on the walls? 🖍️ ⠀

Tag a friend to come relieve stress at Art Alive 2021, at The #SanDiegoMuseumofArt, with some #ArtTherapy!⠀

Don't miss out on this large-scale all-ages coloring activity coming to #ArtAlive2021's Open Air Floral Affair, sponsored by Harrah's Resort Southern California. ⠀

Stay. Play. Relax and float the day away in #Funner California! #HarrahsSoCal⠀

Ticket purchases and reservations should be made in advance of #ArtAlive—there is a limited number of available tickets for walk-in entry. Reserve your tickets at SDMArt.org/ArtAlive2021/ , link in bio.⠀

#coloringforadults #coloringtherapy #SanDiego #coloring #museumlove #relax #relaxation #art #artlover #SDMA #ArtAlive2021

06/16/2021
Virtual SDMA + Black Xpression | Haki Saliim, "Rollercoaster"

⁣"We can only see 60 frames per second, but film can never hope to capture your infinity."⠀

Listen as Haki Saliim of Black Xpression share a deeply personal spoken word poem titled “Rollercoaster,” which he pairs with Sudarium of Saint Veronica by Claude Mellan.⠀

Virtual SDMA+ are unique online experiences offered by The San Diego Museum of Art in collaboration with other local arts institutions to inspire a robust appreciation of the arts and a deeper exploration of the SDMA permanent collection.⠀
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Enriching communities through creative development and education, Black Xpression (@xpress_it on Instagram) is a community-based platform created to “Xpress” individual passions. Join the talented poets, musicians, and spoken-word performers of Black Xpression as they reinterpret classic works of art from the Museum’s collection through the multifaceted lenses of their own creative expression.⠀⠀

Featured:⠀
"Rollercoaster," performed by Haki Saliim⠀
Claude Mellan. "Sudarium of Saint Veronica," 1649. Engraving. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Kenney II. 2007.210.⠀

#spokenword #rollercoaster #spokenwordpoetry #creativeexpression #spokenwords #spokenwordartist #losangeles #spokenwordcommunity #BlackXpression #spokenwordpoetry #spokenwordvideo #SDMAyourWay #spokenwordpoet #spokenwordpoems #sandiego #balboapark #ramessesII #ramesses #SDMA #SDMAcollection #VirtualSDMAplus #museumfromhome #MuseumAtHome #sandiegoartist #sandiegoart

⁣It's almost here! 🎉  #ArtAlive2021 opens this weekend 🥀💃🏽 Here's how to prepare for your visit: ⠀⠀Already have your tic...
06/15/2021

⁣It's almost here! 🎉 #ArtAlive2021 opens this weekend 🥀💃🏽 Here's how to prepare for your visit: ⠀

Already have your ticket? 🎫 You’re ready to get in line! When you arrive at the Museum, you’ll see a line for “On The Hour” and a line for “On The Half Hour.” Join the appropriate line and have your ticket ready (printed or on your mobile device). Be prepared for a short wait while we scan everyone in. 🏛️⠀

Members and visitors should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their entry timeslot to allow for parking and walking to the Museum.⠀

Guidelines for your visit: 🌸⠀

Limited coat check will be available in the entry tent next to the entry lines. Bags larger than 16x16x8" are not permitted in the Museum. The following items are also not allowed in the Museum: umbrellas, backpacks, baby carriers worn on the back, food or beverage, plants, and other large items. Please plan to leave these items in your car. ⠀

Masks will be required indoors regardless of vaccination status. 😷 We appreciate your understanding as we continue certain safety measures. ⠀

Tickets are still available for purchase online at SDMArt.org/ArtAlive2021 . There is a limited number of available tickets for walk-in entry. ⠀

Questions or need help? Call the Art Alive hotline at 619.696.1999⠀

Art Alive provides essential support for the Museum’s exhibitions, education, and programs throughout the year. We look forward to celebrating this milestone year with you!⠀

Featured: Featured: 2019 Rotunda Designer Jennifer McGarigle, founder of Floral Art

#SDMA #SanDiegoMuseumofArt #SDMAyourWay #ArtAlive #SanDiego #floralarrangement #BalboaPark #downtownsandiego #flowers #florals #floraldesign #floraldesigner #floralexhibition #artevent Balboa Park Explore Balboa Park San Diego Museum Council

⁣Celebrate #ArtAlive2021 with #Pride and join us in person or #FromHome with your very own #RainbowCocktail! 🌈🍹⠀⠀We're s...
06/13/2021

⁣Celebrate #ArtAlive2021 with #Pride and join us in person or #FromHome with your very own #RainbowCocktail! 🌈🍹⠀

We're sharing another drink pairing that Cutwater Spirits is serving up at the Art Alive 2021 Color Feast event. This time, inspired by Mary Hilde Bauermeister's "Rainbow" in the #SDMAcollection.⠀

Try your hand at the Rainbow Connection🍸🍋🍷 and #CutOutWithCutwater with the recipe below:⠀
✨ 2 oz Cutwater Spirits American Rye Whiskey⠀
✨ .75 oz lemon juice⠀
✨ .75 oz simple syrup⠀
✨ Red Wine of choice⠀

Combine Cutwater American Rye Whiskey, simple syrup, and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker. 🍸 Add ice, shake until cold, and strain over fresh ice. Float red wine and garnish with a Luxardo Cherry. 🍹🍒⠀

Missing your own @cutwaterspirits American Rye Whiskey? Visit cutwaterspirits.com/where-to-buy or find them at the @cutwaterspiritstastingroom to recreate this delicious #ArtAlive drink!⠀

Featured: Mary Hilde Bauermeister. "Rainbow," 1973. Lithograph. Gift of Argosy Partners and Bond Street Partners. 1980.78.⠀

#cutwaterspirits #RyeWhiskey #homemixology #cocktailrecipe #SanDiego #drinkpairing #cocktailrecipes #cocktailoftheday #cocktails #cocktail #happyhour #cocktailtime #cocktailhour #cocktaillovers #mixologyclasses #virtualartalive #whiskey #whiskeylover #whiskeygram #whiskycocktail #SDMA #SDMAyourWay

06/11/2021

⁣Looking for a getaway or staycation near or far after quarantine? 🏖️ Get your vacation fix while supporting The San Diego Museum of Art!⠀

There's only one week left to place a bid on exclusive packages (including trips, #Wine, and even #WorksOfArt donated by the artists) in the first-ever virtual Art Alive Bloomin’ Auction! ⠀
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Registration is FREE and your winning bid provides essential support to the Museum’s exhibitions, education programs, and community outreach.⠀⠀
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Discover and bid on exciting one-of-a-kind experiences, curated items and packages, and Museum mementos. ⠀

Bloomin' Auction closes Sunday, June 20 at 10:00 p.m. PT 🔴⠀
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Visit SDMArt.org/bloominauction/ , ⬅ or our link in bio, for free registration and to browse, learn more, and bid on exclusive packages, including:⠀⠀
🌹 Mission Beach Staycation Surfing, S’mores, and Sun in Mission Beach (Bahia Resort Hotel, Beach Fire Guy, HOKALI, Blenders Eyewear)⠀
🌹 A Key West Private Retreat⠀⠀
🌹 Harlan Estates "The Maiden" Cabernet Sauvignon, 2014⠀
🌹 Private Dinner for Ten and Personal Tour with the Director at the Museum (Coast Catering and Panama 66)​⠀
🌹 Dinner for Ten at the Director’s Residence (Allen's Flowers and Plants and Setting Sun Sake Brewing Co.)⠀
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The Museum’s nationally renowned collections include Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th and 20th century American paintings and sculptures. The Museum regularly features major exhibitions of art from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule of programs. At The San Diego Museum of Art, exhibition text is always in English and Spanish. Admission is always free for visitors ages 17 & under.

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This post is in response to the email I received which began with: "The San Diego Museum of Art is committed to upholding the tenets of equality and the standards of ethical consciousness." Thank you so much for this email! It expresses so well what I want to shout to the rooftops. I do plan to post it on my own page, and I added it to a conversation going just now on Next Door (identifying it of course as coming from you)
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Just an FYI. SDMA is free tonight after 5p.
New project by Danish photographer about ‘the joy of looking at people’
A big thank you to The San Diego Museum of Art for supporting the recent fundraiser for Assistance League of Greater San Diego. Your donation to our silent auction helped make our event a wonderful success.
I am excited to announce Isla Vampira, an immersive theatrical experience in Downtown San Diego this October. ENTER INTO A WORLD WHERE SHIPWRECKED PIRATES MEET THEIR DOOM AT THE HANDS OF INSATIABLE VAMPIRES. As you enter this handcrafted world, complete with actors, performers, otherworldly scenes, and festive Halloween spirit, you will be transported to the shores of Isla Vampira. This party will then continue on in a handful of grottoes, bars, and coves, each with unique temptations. 100% of Isla Vampira’s ticket profits go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To learn more about our event, please visit www.islavampira.com #islavampira2019 Isla Vampira Directed by Fernando Apodaca
Attention! If you are interested in this work of art, it will be auctioned by “Morton Auctions” in Mexico City on Thursday, October 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. If you are interested or know someone who is interested, opt for more information with Ana Segoviano at the phone number: 5552-83-3140 Ext. 3146 Mexico, or email: [email protected] Digital catalog and more information for online auction and from any country at the following link: https://issuu.com/mortonsubastas/docs/cata_logo_digital_13_?fr=sMzRkZTE2MTU3NA To participate remotely you must register 24 hours before the auction. Description: Yan María Yaoyólotl Castro (Mexico 1952 -) Mis Kan’an ú (Clarity on the horizon when the light begins to come out), from the Women series Signed and dated Mex. 91 Gouache on paper 60.5 X 45.5 cm With certificate of authenticity from the Mexican Society of Authors of Plastic Arts, signed by the artist, 2002. Exhibited in “Women in art. Resonance in action ”, shows presented in the Adamo Boari room of the Museum of the Palace of Fine Arts of Mexico City, March 2019. Includes postcard and poster of the exhibition in which the work was published. With label of the National Institute of Fine Arts. She is an outstanding painter, manager and Mexican activist. She was co-founder of important le***an feminist groups and director of MujerArte A. C., a group that deals with domestic and sexual violence. Currently it protects one of the most complete archives (photographs, posters and documents) of the feminist movements of Mexico. Its name Yaoyólotl was chosen by her and comes from the Mayan verb "Yan": to be / to be, and from Nahualt "yao": heart and "teot": warrior. Source consulted: artist's blog www.yanmaria-yaoyolotl.blogspot.com $ 40,000- $ 60,000 M.N. Catalog page 47 artwork number 49.
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