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.

Happy Birthday Jasper Johns!“Jasper Johns: Drawings & Prints” will be opening this weekend! The exhibition showcases 14 ...
05/15/2024

Happy Birthday Jasper Johns!

“Jasper Johns: Drawings & Prints” will be opening this weekend! The exhibition showcases 14 of his iconic works on paper, spanning from 1960 to 2021, including six drawings on loan from the artist himself.

Discover Johns' journey through drawing and printmaking, from his early lithographs in the 1960s to his favorite medium, etchings, later in his career. Explore renowned pieces like “Two Flags” and “Figure 2,” alongside the enigmatic “Green Angel,” whose origins have sparked recent debate in the art world.

Pictured above you can see a light meter being used. This tool is used to check light levels. Since the artworks are all on paper, they require a low light level at 5-foot candles or less.

Don’t miss the chance to see these captivating artworks in person; the exhibition opens on May 18.

Impressed by ImpressionismStep back in time to Paris, 1874, where Impressionist pioneers unveiled their revolutionary te...
05/13/2024

Impressed by Impressionism

Step back in time to Paris, 1874, where Impressionist pioneers unveiled their revolutionary techniques and modern subject matters, shocking the art world. From light-infused canvases to vibrant colors, their influence resonated deeply with painters, shaping the late 19th and early 20th centuries. By 1910, the term 'Post-Impressionist' emerged, marking a new era in art history.

Featured:

Berthe Morisot, “The Seine Valle tar Mézy,” 1891. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge, 1964.117.

“Art of the Americas” returns, captivating exploration of creativity that has blossomed across the vast landscapes and r...
05/10/2024

“Art of the Americas” returns, captivating exploration of creativity that has blossomed across the vast landscapes and rich cultures of the Americas in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

This exhibition unveils the diverse tapestry of artistic expression, spanning AAPI, Latino, Black, and other diverse artists.

See the art work currently on view at the “Art of the Americas” exhibition and experience the beauty of cultural diversity and the power of creative expression.

Featured:
Yasuo Kuniyoshi, “Girl in White Dress (Sara Mazo),” 1934. Oil on canvas. Bequest of Earle W. Grant, 1972.53.

We join the San Diego and local arts communities in mourning the passing last night of Joan Jacobs, one of the most infl...
05/07/2024

We join the San Diego and local arts communities in mourning the passing last night of Joan Jacobs, one of the most influential donors to the San Diego cultural, scientific, and educational infrastructure. Joan's leadership and guidance on the boards of educational and arts organizations have been invaluable. The legacy of her generous support will continue through numerous landmarks and organizations throughout the region, including at the Museum and recognized by the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater at the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art. We honor Joan's commitment and lasting legacy to San Diego.

A reawakening beauty in this garden of time⏳✨ This year’s Met Gala theme was “Garden of Time,” inspired by J.G. Ballard’...
05/07/2024

A reawakening beauty in this garden of time⏳✨

This year’s Met Gala theme was “Garden of Time,” inspired by J.G. Ballard’s 1962 short story “The Garden of Time.” The dress code for the event signaled towards dystopian themes of a utopia with crystalline flowers, the fragility of paradise, and the colors of nature leading to abstract designs and wearable works of art.

Do you think Doña Esther de Garay y Garay is on theme?

Featured:

Ignacio Zuloaga, “Portrait of Doña Esther de Garay y Garay,” 1938. Oil on canvas. Museum Purchase with funds from Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, GRoW@Annenberg, 2023.19.

Karlie Kloss photographed by Angela Weiss, Getty Images.

Jessica Biel photographed by Getty Images.

Today, we commemorate and honor Frank Stella, a pivotal figure in contemporary art, who died Saturday at the age of 87. ...
05/06/2024

Today, we commemorate and honor Frank Stella, a pivotal figure in contemporary art, who died Saturday at the age of 87. Renowned for his bold approach to abstraction, Stella's legacy extends far beyond the canvas. Stella pioneered a unique form of abstraction that seamlessly blended painting and sculpture, imbued with an architectural sensibility. His groundbreaking work has earned him the distinction of being one of the most significant living artists, with the rare honor of having two retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.In the square canvas of "Flin Flon VIII," shown in part here, Stella delves into the potential of form, color, and scale, echoing his experiments with irregularly shaped canvases. 

As we reflect on Stella's prolific career and mourn his loss, we also honor his lasting impact on the art world and his relentless pursuit of artistic innovation and expression.

Featured:
Frank Stella, “Flin Flon VIII,” 1970. Acrylic on canvas. Museum Purchase with Resale Funds from art given by Mrs. Frederick E. Davies and Mrs. Albert Gallatin Wheeler, 1979.19.

Explore the bond between subject and artist in this month's Masterpiece Minute podcast.🎧Uncover the captivating story be...
05/03/2024

Explore the bond between subject and artist in this month's Masterpiece Minute podcast.🎧

Uncover the captivating story behind "Dolores." An intimate portrait by Anton Bruehl, this powerful photograph from his 1932 Mexico expedition is now on view in our the SDMA Visible Vaults. Dive into the radical intimacy of Bruehl's lens as he captures the resolute gaze of an Indigenous girl, defying stereotypes and celebrating Mexican culture. Stay tuned as we reveal the secrets behind this iconic image, including Bruehl's departure from studio lighting for natural illumination!

Listen now to Masterpiece Minute podcast episode 79.

Featured:
Anton Bruehl, “Dolores,” 1933. Collotype on paper. Gift of Forrest D. Colburn, 2021.2.

Calling all Museum members: Something BIG is coming!As a Museum member, you are invited to explore more than 50 San Dieg...
05/01/2024

Calling all Museum members: Something BIG is coming!

As a Museum member, you are invited to explore more than 50 San Diego museums during The Big Exchange this May 1–18, 2024. All SDMA Members can receive free reciprocal admission to more than 50 museums, historic sites, gardens, and more throughout San Diego County! Just show your current digital or plastic membership card and get free entry!
Find participating museums at .

Note: The Balboa Park Explorer Pass or Go San Diego Card will not be accepted as part of this program. Reciprocal admission requires proof of active membership from participating museums. Please note restrictions at The Big Exchange website before visiting; some museums require advance reservations.

Thank you for supporting the Museum during Art Alive 2024!The Museum rotunda was transformed by our first international ...
04/29/2024

Thank you for supporting the Museum during Art Alive 2024!

The Museum rotunda was transformed by our first international designer . There were over 80 floral interpretations of select artwork around the Museum created by very talented floral designers. Bloom Bash was a blast, featuring lively entertainment, the iconic return of the Ferris wheel on the plaza, delectable dishes, and an array of beverages. The Garden of Activities graced the Museum's outdoor sculpture garden once again, offering hands-on art experiences for artists of every age.

Thank you to Art Alive Chair Micki Olin, the Premiere Dinner and Bloom Bash co-chairs, the many floral designers and volunteers who make Art Alive possible, and to all who attended Art Alive. We appreciate your support of Art Alive and the Museum!

Art Alive is The San Diego Museum of Art’s signature annual fundraiser, providing essential support for the Museum’s exhibitions, education, outreach, and public programs throughout the year.

As a reminder, the Museum will be closed today, April 29, for deinstallation. Regular Museum hours will resume on Tuesday, April 30.

Get to know our new curator of photography, Kara Felt!
04/27/2024

Get to know our new curator of photography, Kara Felt!

Kara Felt is the new curator of photography for the San Diego Museum of Art

  is flourishing! Hats off to all our incredible floral designers and their stunning  , with a special mention to our me...
04/26/2024

is flourishing! Hats off to all our incredible floral designers and their stunning , with a special mention to our members' choice and docents' choice winners!

1st Place & Docents' Choice: Kristine Sanchez interpreting "Purple Obi" by Todashi Asoma
2nd Place: Katherine Brozowski interpreting "The Somnambulist" by Rufino Tamayo
3rd Place: Sandy Villa interpreting "Kilauea Caldera, Sandwich Islands" by Jules Tavernier

Witness these stunning creations firsthand and immerse yourself in art in a whole new light at Art Alive. All 80+ floral interpretations will be on display through Sunday, April 28.

 

SDMA CLOSED TODAY, April 25, 2024 for Art Alive installation.The Museum will also be closed on Monday, April 29, 2024 fo...
04/25/2024

SDMA CLOSED TODAY, April 25, 2024 for Art Alive installation.

The Museum will also be closed on Monday, April 29, 2024 for Art Alive de-installation.

In preparation for Art Alive 2024 The San Diego Museum of Art will be closed today and will not reopen until tomorrow morning. Special hours are in effect for Art Alive weekend. To visit the Museum tomorrow and experience Art Alive, purchase an Art Alive timed ticket online.

🥂Blooms & BubblyJoin us for an evening of exquisite cocktails and flowerful delight, where every sip tells a story.Escap...
04/24/2024

🥂Blooms & Bubbly

Join us for an evening of exquisite cocktails and flowerful delight, where every sip tells a story.

Escape to tropical bliss and savor the essence of Harrah’s Bengal Cooler & Kerala Sunset Cocktail. Sip on these enchanting cocktails to paint your evening sky!

Step into an adventure! Panama 66’s Tigers-Eye cocktail will have you wanting to explore more. Curious to see more? The Curry-osity cocktail beckons mystery and intrigue for all to see.

This Bloom Bash we’re feeling Fierce & Kind! The Fierce & Kind Old Fashioned cocktail is a drink of timeless elegance you’ll want to savor.

Rise above with The Elevated Mudslide: Locals Only Vodka blended seamlessly with the velvety richness of Above Board Irish Cream and Coffee Liqueur. Elevate your evening with every sip.

🎟️Tickets for Bloom Bash are available online for purchase. Tickets are going super-fast so get yours now before it’s sold out!

04/24/2024

🏞🦌By the end of the sixteenth century portraits of animals (as well as of people) were produced in some quantity by Akbar’s artists. A comparison with the earlier Doe and her Fawn shows the development of realistic representation in Mughal painting over the intervening 35 years, as well as a refinement of technique.

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Buck in a Landscape, 1595
Watercolor Painting

Take a peek at these hidden masterpieces!Step into the hidden world of “Visible Vaults” at The San Diego Museum of Art.D...
04/23/2024

Take a peek at these hidden masterpieces!

Step into the hidden world of “Visible Vaults” at The San Diego Museum of Art.

Delve into the Museum's most closely guarded treasure trove, where thousands of masterpieces reside beyond the public eye. Explore virtual storerooms and discover a realm of hidden gems, from ancient mosaics to modern sculptures by renowned artists like Alexander Calder and Auguste Rodin. Dive into the art of printmaking and drawing with a global showcase of techniques, including Japanese woodblock prints and South Asian paintings.

Join us on a journey through the Museum's secret treasures and uncover the artistry that lies beneath!

From canvas to reality.🌎Reflecting on the intricate strokes of nature's masterpiece, this Earth Day serves as a reminder...
04/22/2024

From canvas to reality.

🌎Reflecting on the intricate strokes of nature's masterpiece, this Earth Day serves as a reminder of our interconnectedness with the world around us. As we gaze upon the vibrant hues of a painted landscape, let's renew our commitment to safeguarding the true canvas of our planet.

Featured:
Alfred R. Mitchell, “La Jolla Cove.” ca.1950. Oil on canvas. Gift of the artist, 1965.26

Floral cascades and brass urns.Get a sneak peek of what's inspiring our Art Alive 2024 Rotunda Designer, Meghaa Modi! Me...
04/21/2024

Floral cascades and brass urns.

Get a sneak peek of what's inspiring our Art Alive 2024 Rotunda Designer, Meghaa Modi! Meghaa is India’s premier concept and event designer and she will be blending her years of experience, artistic expression, and cultural homage in her large-scale floral installation that will be showcased in the Museum rotunda this Art Alive.

This year’s rotunda design will engage your senses of sight, smell, and touch. Meghaa hopes that her floral installation showers you with positive energy and endless love.

Learn more about Meghaa Modi, the Museum's first-ever international Art Alive Rotunda Designer, and her vision to transform the Museum rotunda with flowers on our website.

We are daffodil-ighted to announce a new Art Alive Preview Weekend in partnership with the Kimpton Alma San Diego in Dow...
04/19/2024

We are daffodil-ighted to announce a new Art Alive Preview Weekend in partnership with the Kimpton Alma San Diego in Downtown San Diego! This is your chance to see and taste what's to come at Art Alive. Join us this weekend at the Alma for a weekend of floral interpretations, exquisite dishes, and decadent cocktails to delight your senses and whet your appetite for what's to come next weekend at Art Alive.
Step into the Alma this weekend and experience the breathtaking beauty of three floral interpretations of art in the hotel lobby. Follow the floral trail as it leads you from the lobby up to the Alma’s restaurant on the second floor, The Desmond, where two more stunning floral interpretations await you.

Make it a delicious evening and time your visit to head up to The Desmond to try their Smoked Baja Tuna Tostada paired with The Paradiso tequila cocktail. Both are previews of what The Desmond will be serving at their station at Bloom Bash. The Desmond opens at 5:00 p.m. and the special will be available to try today, Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21.

We hope you enjoy this Art Alive preview! Tag us in your photos for a chance to be featured and we look forward to seeing you for the grand floral finale, Art Alive, at the Museum April 26-28. Tickets are available online but going fast!

! This is an Instagram only giveaway. We want to see you at Art Alive! This is your chance to win 4 tickets to Art Alive on either Saturday or Sunday, plus a 1-night stay at the Alma, and a $150 gift certificate to The Desmond!

DISCLAIMER: This is an Instagram only giveaway. To be eligible, you must like this post, tag a friend in the comments, and follow both and .alma by Monday, April 22 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be randomly selected and contacted from this account by Wednesday, April 24. Additional restrictions may apply. Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

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Get ready for late-night art, dancing, delectable food, and cocktails galore! Don't miss the exclusive 21+ opening celeb...
04/18/2024

Get ready for late-night art, dancing, delectable food, and cocktails galore! Don't miss the exclusive 21+ opening celebration to kick off Art Alive weekend at the Museum. It's an event you won't want to miss!

Bloom Bash attendees will have the chance to try Milagro Tequila’s specialty cocktails: Sip on Paloma Perfection with their Paloma Rosada or enjoy a timeless classic with the Freshest Margarita.

🥂Sip and savor at Bloom Bash this April 26th!

🎟️Bloom Bash Tickets are available online for purchase.

🌼Join us for a blooming experience!Members, mark your calendars for early access to Art Alive and the chance to vote for...
04/17/2024

🌼Join us for a blooming experience!

Members, mark your calendars for early access to Art Alive and the chance to vote for your favorite floral interpretations at our Art Alive Members’ Preview on April 26th, from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

Three talented floral designers lucky winners will snag ribbons, as voted by our members, showcased from April 26th-28th. Don't miss your exclusive early opportunity to witness nearly 100 stunning floral displays inspired by artworks throughout the Museum.

🎟️Grab your timed entry tickets now, they’re going fast! Not a member yet? Find out how to join through the link in our bio!

Just one week left until Bloom Bash, the exclusive 21+ kickoff to Art Alive weekend! We're thrilled to see what our feat...
04/16/2024

Just one week left until Bloom Bash, the exclusive 21+ kickoff to Art Alive weekend! We're thrilled to see what our featured sponsor, Harrah's Resort Southern California, has in store this year!

Join us for craft food, cocktails, art installations, live performances, and music, all while being among the first to experience the stunning Art Alive floral exhibition!

Don't miss out on the Funner! Get your tickets now by visiting our website. See you there!

Introducing this year’s featured musicians: Umair “DJ Riamu” Zubair and DJ Pratik!👋Meet Umair "DJ Riamu" Zubair, origina...
04/15/2024

Introducing this year’s featured musicians: Umair “DJ Riamu” Zubair and DJ Pratik!

👋Meet Umair "DJ Riamu" Zubair, originally from Philadelphia, PA. Transitioning from engineering to music, he's become a premier DJ, spinning freestyle and house beats. With 30 years in the industry, he's rocked global venues, becoming the preferred Indian DJ for Hollywood/Bollywood celebrities. Now based in Southern California, he mentors young musicians at Riamu Entertainment while still rocking crowds worldwide.

👋Meet DJ Pratik - with nearly 20 years of experience in luxury events and weddings, he's a pro at creating unforgettable moments. From NYC nightlife to exclusive venues like Cipriani on Wall Street, he's now making waves in SoCal, blending East-Coast flair with West-Coast vibes. With global performances and features in Vogue and Brides magazines, his talent shines worldwide.

🕺Come dance the night away with DJ Riamu and DJ Pratik this Bloom Bash!

🎟️Art Alive and Bloom Bash tickets are available online for purchase.

🌍Celebrating World Art Day!Today, we honor the universal language of creativity that transcends borders and connects hea...
04/15/2024

🌍Celebrating World Art Day!

Today, we honor the universal language of creativity that transcends borders and connects hearts worldwide. Let's immerse ourselves in the beauty of diverse artistic expressions, from ancient masterpieces to contemporary marvels. Whether it's painting, sculpture, music, or dance, art enriches our lives and inspires us to see the world with new eyes. Here's to the power of art to unite, uplift, and ignite our imagination!

Today we commemorate and honor Faith Ringgold, an artist and activist, who died Saturday at the age of 93. Ringgold is b...
04/14/2024

Today we commemorate and honor Faith Ringgold, an artist and activist, who died Saturday at the age of 93. Ringgold is best known for her bold quilts and powerful storytelling, as shown here. We mourn the loss of this legendary artist. May she take flight in peace.

In "Seven Passages to a Flight," a hand-stenciled quilt by Ringgold in the Museum collection, the artist presents an autobiographical quilt form that, like much of her work, bridges the gap between painting and quilt making. The images in the work connect to the artist’s experience and reflections on being a Black woman in the United States.

Featured: Faith Ringgold, “Seven Passages to a Flight,” 1996. Acrylic, polished cotton and nylon fabric, mylar thread, polyester fiber batting. Museum purchase, 1995.73.b.

We really rose to the occasion this year! It’s our final Art Alive Petal Pop-Up in partnership with Native Poppy and it’...
04/12/2024

We really rose to the occasion this year! It’s our final Art Alive Petal Pop-Up in partnership with Native Poppy and it’s a daisy. We’re culminating this year at the Maritime Museum of San Diego and a spectacular takeover of the iconic Star of India and ticketing booth on the Embarcadero. Native Poppy has adorned the Star of India's helm with a history-inspired installation, while lavishly decorating the ticketing booth. We are excited to partner with another of San Diego’s important nonprofit cultural institutions this year. The ticket booth is free and open to all, while access to the Star of India installation is included with Maritime Museum of San Diego admission. See SDMaritime.org for hours.

Thirsty from the sea air? Head over to Portside Pier where the Brigantine and Topsail are offering a hibiscus margarita in honor of this weekend’s Art Alive Petal Pop-Up. A portion of drink sales will be donated to the Museum in support of our exhibition, education, and outreach programs.

! This is an Instagram only giveaway, to enter access this post via Instagram. It’s your final chance to win 2 tickets to the Art Alive opening party Bloom Bash on April 26. In order to win you must like this post, tag a friend in the comments, and follow both and . You don’t want to miss this event where the Museum blooms, the garden glows, and the Plaza pops! All the Bloom Bash details via our link in bio! Thank you to Cali Wholesale Flowers for the generous floral donation for this project! We hope to see you at Bloom Bash, April 26th.

Disclaimer: This is an Instagram only giveaway.To be eligible, you must like this post, tag a friend in the comments, and follow both and , by Monday, April 15 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be randomly selected and contacted from this account by Wednesday, April 17. You must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Additional restrictions may apply. Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by,or associated with,Instagram.
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Bloom Bash is bringing back the good eats this year! Indulge in a culinary adventure for every palate at Bloom Bash 2024...
04/10/2024

Bloom Bash is bringing back the good eats this year!

Indulge in a culinary adventure for every palate at Bloom Bash 2024! From savory delights to plant-based perfection, our vendors are bringing a mouthwatering array of flavors.

Here’s a quick sneak peek of some menu items our vendors have in store this year:

If you’re looking to elevate your taste buds try Panama 66’s Baked Flower Samosa. Enjoy the savory vegetable filling seasoned with masala spice topped with mango chutney.

Craving some flavors from the sea? Tidal Restaurant at Paradise Point Resort is ready to rock your world with their Rock Shrimp Roll and Rock Shrimp Bisque.

Don’t forget to satisfy your sweet tooth and try Cute Cakes Bakery’s gluten friendly cakes and brownies.

Feed your inner foodie at Bloom Bash 2024!

Tickets for Bloom Bash are available online for purchase. Tickets are going super-fast so snag yours now before we sell out!

🌿Embrace the beauty of Earth Month with Art of the Open Air!Explore the Museum's internationally significant sculpture c...
04/09/2024

🌿Embrace the beauty of Earth Month with Art of the Open Air!

Explore the Museum's internationally significant sculpture collection in the serene Plaza de Panama, where nature and art harmoniously intertwine.

Let April's celebration of our planet inspire your appreciation for creativity and the environment!

Photos courtesy of Nat Biendara Wilson, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership

Introducing one of this year’s Bloom Bash featured artists: Vani Shiroor 👋Meet Vani Shiroor, founder and owner of   🪷Joi...
04/08/2024

Introducing one of this year’s Bloom Bash featured artists: Vani Shiroor

👋Meet Vani Shiroor, founder and owner of

🪷Join us in experiencing the captivating art of Indian dot art, renowned as rangoli, as we delve into its profound connection with inner strength, clarity, and equilibrium. Embrace the rich heritage of this ancient tradition, adorned with vibrant designs symbolizing abundance, joy, and reverence. Vani will be onsite at Bloom Bash with her Doturminds team creating Rangoli live for attendees to enjoy and learn more about this artform.

🎟️Bloom Bash tickets are available online for purchase. Get yours now before this exciting event sells out!

Let’s seize the daisy! Our third Art Alive Petal Pop-up in partnership with Native Poppy, City of La Mesa, and the La Me...
04/05/2024

Let’s seize the daisy! Our third Art Alive Petal Pop-up in partnership with Native Poppy, City of La Mesa, and the La Mesa Village Association takes place in the Downtown La Mesa Village. Native Poppy has augmented “The Lookout” a gorgeous multicolor mosaic-covered gazebo at Legacy Park by artists Jesus, Mary Lynn, and Amy Dominguez, located at the corner of La Mesa Blvd. & 4th Street. Pop on down to La Mesa Village and check out the Art Alive Petal Pop-Up at "The Lookout" in person this weekend only. While you are in the area, head across the street to the modern Mexican restaurant Casa Gabriela for an Art Alive-inspired food & beverage offering. Casa Gabriela is offering a Flor del Paraiso cocktail paired with a delicious Guajillo Honey-Roasted Spaghetti Squash dish and is donating a portion of the sales of this menu special back to the Museum’s Art Alive fundraiser.

! This is an Instagram only giveaway. Enter to win 2 tickets for Bloom Bash on April 26. In order to win you must like this post, tag a friend in the comments and follow both and . You don’t want to miss this 21+ event where the Museum blooms, the garden glows, and the Plaza pops! All of the Bloom Bash details via the link in the bio!
Thank you to Cali Wholesale Flowers for the generous floral donation for the Art Alive Petal Pop-Ups!

Where will we pop-up next!? Stay tuned on our social channels to find out where in town next weekend’s takeover location will be.

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Delicate whispers of the morning sky.Discover the ethereal beauty of Agnes Pelton's masterpiece, "The Primal Wing," pain...
04/05/2024

Delicate whispers of the morning sky.

Discover the ethereal beauty of Agnes Pelton's masterpiece, "The Primal Wing," painted in 1933 in this month’s Masterpiece Minute Podcast. Transport yourself to the tranquil dawn skies, where a delicate wing dances amidst the mountains, echoing the artist's inner spiritual vision. Pelton's enigmatic blend of desert landscapes and symbolic imagery beckons you into a world of mystery and introspection. Journey with Pelton through her unconventional life in the desert, where solitude and spiritual exploration intertwined with her art, meditation, and poetry. Explore the depths of her soul-stirring creations and immerse yourself in the transcendent realm she crafted with each brushstroke.

Listen now to Masterpiece Minute podcast Episode 78.

Featured:
Agnes Pelton, “The Primal Wing.” 1933. Oil Painting. Gift of the Artist, 1934.12.

Exploring the rich tapestry of creativity across the Americas!Our Art of the Americas galleries are opening with a new i...
04/03/2024

Exploring the rich tapestry of creativity across the Americas!

Our Art of the Americas galleries are opening with a new installation of works this Saturday, April 6.

From the vibrant landscapes to the intricate depths of culture, the Art of the Americas exhibition unveils the diverse narratives of our shared human experience. Organized around themes of Site, Spirit, and Self and Society, this showcase invites you to delve into the essence of existence through myriad perspectives and artistic mediums. It's a journey through time, unveiling both the seen and unseen chapters of our visual heritage.

The Art of the Americas exhibition opens this Saturday, April 6th.

Featured:
Rufino Tamayo, "Perro aullando a la luna (Dog Howling at the Moon) (detail)," 1942. Art Bridges. © 2024 Tamayo Heirs/Mexico/Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.

🌍Uncover the beauty of African body art!Join us at our exhibition, “Agents of Power: Body Adornment in African Art,” and...
04/02/2024

🌍Uncover the beauty of African body art!

Join us at our exhibition, “Agents of Power: Body Adornment in African Art,” and explore Maasai, Chokwe, Zulu, and Xhosa traditions. From intricate beadwork to striking sculptures, experience the power of cultural expression and heritage.

Don't miss out on this captivating journey!

Photos courtesy of Nat Biendara Wilson, Balboa Park Cultural Partnership

Embrace the spirit of playfulness on April Fools’ Day, a time marked by jovial pranks, light-hearted jests, and good-nat...
04/01/2024

Embrace the spirit of playfulness on April Fools’ Day, a time marked by jovial pranks, light-hearted jests, and good-natured trickery.

Don't let Mercury, the mischievous Roman god of trickery, play too many tricks on you today! From ancient mythology to modern-day shenanigans, let's embrace the spirit of laughter and fun.

Featured:
Hendrick Goltzius, “Mercury.” 1592. Engraving. Gift of Norman Leitman and Todd Butler, 2004.116.

🐰No bunny knows egg-xactly where the best eggs are hidden! 🧺Grab your basket and go Easter egg hunting in this work of a...
03/31/2024

🐰No bunny knows egg-xactly where the best eggs are hidden!

🧺Grab your basket and go Easter egg hunting in this work of art!

🥚Comment down below when you find the three hidden eggs.

Featured:
Theodore Robinson, “The Edge of the Forest,” 1887-1892. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Robert Smart, 1931.38.

Oh snapdragon! The next Art Alive Petal Pop-up in partnership with Native Poppy is taking place at Fiesta de Reyes in Ol...
03/29/2024

Oh snapdragon! The next Art Alive Petal Pop-up in partnership with Native Poppy is taking place at Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town San Diego. Native Poppy has transformed the entryway of this festive area for shopping, dining and entertainment into the most colorful floral passageway we have ever seen. It really pops! Come visit our Petal Pop-Up floral installation this weekend.

! Enter to win 2 tickets for Bloom Bash on April 26, plus dinner for 4 at either Casa de Reyes or Barra Barra courtesy of Fiesta de Reyes. In order to win you must like this post, tag a friend in the comments and follow and . You don’t want to miss this event where the Museum blooms, the garden glows, and the Plaza pops! All of the Bloom Bash details via the link in the Bio! Thank you to Cali Wholesale Flowers for the generous floral donation for this project!

Where will we pop-up next!? Stay tuned on our social channels to find out where in town next weekend’s takeover location will be.

Disclaimer: This is an Instagram only giveaway. To enter, please access the post via Instagram. To be eligible, you must like this post, tag a friend in the comments, and follow both and by Monday, April 1 at 11:59 PM PST. Winner will be randomly selected and contacted from this account by Wednesday, April 3. You must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Additional restrictions may apply. Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

is the ONLY account offering this Art Alive Petal Pop-Up giveaway. If you receive a message regarding this giveaway from any account other than this one, please immediately report the account and disregard the message.

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