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.

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⁣The time has come: 📢 Art Alive 2021 tickets are on sale now to members and the public! 🌼🎫🥂⠀⠀Don't miss out on the retur...
04/19/2021

⁣The time has come: 📢 Art Alive 2021 tickets are on sale now to members and the public! 🌼🎫🥂⠀

Don't miss out on the return of #SanDiego’s favorite floral tradition! #ArtAlive returns for its 40th year as San Diego’s quintessential celebration of art, florals, and community.⠀

#ArtAlive2021 kicks off the summer, June 17-20, with a weekend of newly imagined festive floral events. As always, enjoy spectacular floral interpretations of nearly 100 works of art throughout the Museum. The sights, scents, and sounds of the floral exhibition will spill onto the plaza for the family-friendly Open Air Floral Affair. And the exclusive #PremiereDinner moves under the stars. Art Alive 2021 offers even more virtual festivities, with a 360 virtual tour of the #FloralExhibition, a #VirtualSilentAuction, #AtHome workshops for all ages, and more.⠀

Opening Art Alive weekend, iconic masterpieces of European art from the Bemberg Foundation and hauntingly beautiful drawings by Ana de Alvear, a contemporary Spanish artist, will make this year truly memorable.⠀

Join us—in person or virtually—to celebrate the #Museum in full creative bloom and support #TheSanDiegoMuseumofArt!⠀

Ticket purchases and reservations should be made in advance of the event—there is no guarantee of available tickets for walk-in entry! Tickets are available through our website and by phone at 619.232.7931.⠀

For more information or to reserve your tickets visit SDMArt.org/artalive2021/⠀

Featured: ⠀
Previous Art Alive rotuna floral design⠀
Featured artist Davis McCarty⠀
Featured artist Rachel Hayes⠀
Previous Garden of Activities ⠀
Art Alive themed cocktails⠀

#cocktails #SDMAyourWay #cultureandcocktails #SanDiego #festival #SanDiegoFestival #SanDiegoMuseumofArt #BalboaPark #SanDiegoGala #gala #ArtAlive #floraldesign #floralexhibition #TheSanDiegoMuseumofArt #360 #360tour #360virtualtour

⁣#ArtAlive2021 is on its way! 🌼 We're thrilled to introduce you to some of our floral designers along the way. 💐⠀⠀⠀Here'...
04/18/2021

⁣#ArtAlive2021 is on its way! 🌼 We're thrilled to introduce you to some of our floral designers along the way. 💐⠀⠀

Here's Valli Reed with her #FloralInterpretation by a public mural located in #SanDiego's own #SouthPark!⠀

"When I first saw the mural the colors were the heart. It seemed to be floating. In my school of Ikebana, Ichiyo we use a basket, so I decided to make it float. I used home grown p***y willow, mums (white and purple), green snow ball hygraner, alstoemerira, orchids, and flax. The use of the basket gives the feeling that the flowers are floating. Johnny Pucci did such a great job on the mural and I wanted to do the same with the flowers."

Featured mural by Jonny Pucci located in South Park ⠀
Floral designer: Valli Reed ⠀

#jonnypucci #southpark #sandiego #mural #chrysanthemum #orchid #floraldesigner #floraldesign #floralinterpretation #flowers #flower #floral #floralarrangement #bloombash #flowerarrangement #SanDiego #SDMAyourWay #ArtAlive #publicmural #publicart #SanDiegoMural

04/16/2021
How to Create White Paint from Oyster Shell Pigment

⁣How did artists in 19th century Japan create such pure warm white tones with a pearly sheen in their paintings?⠀

Celebrate #WorldArtDay with The #SanDiegoMuseumofArt by tagging another #ArtHistoryLover who would love to find out below this #SDMAtutorial!⠀

Join Education Coordinator Lucas Perez to learn how to make traditional white paint from oyster shell pigment called #gofun used for centuries in traditional Japanese #Nihonga paintings. ⠀

Featured: Eagle, Rabbits, Pine and Suisuki Grass, ca. 1800. Ink and color on paper. Bequest of Mrs. Inez Grant Parker, 1973.95.⠀

#NihongaPainting #JapaneseNihongaPainting #JapanesePainting #JapaneseArt #ArtHistory #gofun #gofunpaint #pigment #paintmixing #arttutorial #howtomixyourownpaint #paintingtutorial #howtopaint #artlesson #SDMAcollection

04/14/2021
Virtual SDMA + Natesha School of Bharatanatyam | Defeat of Kaliya

Learn the story of the defeat of Kaliya and of Krishna and Radha in the garden of Brindavan through Indian classical dance!

See the stories, characters, and themes from the Museum’s celebrated Edwin Binney 3rd collection spring to life with these energetic and dynamic performances by Natesha School of Bharatanatyam.

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.

Featuring:
"Kalinga Narthanam"
Performed by: Anoushka Savgur
Choreographed by: Suman Nayak

Music Credits:
Music Direction & Percussion: Nagai P. Sriram
Flute: C.K. Patanjali
Violin: B. Ananthakrishnan
Sound Editing: Saravanan
Recording Studio: Arabhi Studio, Chennai, India
Copyright: Natesha School of Bharatanatyam

"Chaliye Kunjanamo: Let's Go to the Garden Brindavan"
Performed by: Suman Nayak
Choreographed by: Ramya Harishankar

Music Credits:
Song: Chaliye Kunjanamo
Composer: Maharaja Swati Tirunal
Language: Hindi

Music Credits:
Artist: Preethy Mahesh
Album: 'Nardhana Krishna'

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⁣Only one week left to catch "Rembrandt and Printmaking in the Netherlands"! 🏛️🖼️⠀⠀#TheSanDiegoMuseumOfArt shares the ex...
04/11/2021

⁣Only one week left to catch "Rembrandt and Printmaking in the Netherlands"! 🏛️🖼️⠀

#TheSanDiegoMuseumOfArt shares the extraordinary artistic accomplishment of 17th-century painters and printmakers from the #DutchRepublic. Featuring approximately 20 etchings and engravings by Rembrandt, this exhibition draws from the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as loans from the important Rembrandt collection of the University of San Diego. ⠀

"Rembrandt and Printmaking in the Netherlands" is on view on the second floor in Gallery 19 through Sunday, April 18, 2021.⠀

For more information or to plan your next visit: SDMArt.org/reopening/ or SDMArt.org/exhibition/rembrandt-printmaking-netherlands/

Featuring: ⠀
Photograph by Laurence Lector (@lectorfourthirds on Instagram)
Pieter Lastman. "Judah and Tamar," undated. Etching. Gift of George C. Kenney II and Olga Kitsakos-Kenney. 2000.230⠀

#rembrandt #RembrandtvanRijn #dutchart #dutchpainter #engraving #dutchengraving #SDMA #SDMAcollection #USD #universityofsandiego #rembrandtcollection #SanDiegoMuseumOfArt #Rijksmuseum #DailyArt #Art #Artwork #17century #17thcentury #17thcenturyart #17centuryart #arthistory #netherlands University Galleries USD Humanities Center

⁣Walk, bike, or drive to view art by local #SanDiego artists now transforming 25 @sdge utility boxes in #DownTownSanDieg...
04/10/2021

⁣Walk, bike, or drive to view art by local #SanDiego artists now transforming 25 @sdge utility boxes in #DownTownSanDiego! 🚙 🚴🏾‍♀️🚶🏽🎨⠀

"Young Art Outside the Frame" celebrates art by local youth participants in "Young Art 2021: My World, Our Planet." Through a partnership between #TheSanDiegoMuseumOfArt, @SDGE, and @MindfulMurals 25 utility boxes have been transformed with selected compositions, which can be viewed by visiting stops indicated on this map. 🖼️🌤️⠀

Visit SDMArt.org/Young-Art/ for the full map and more details! 🗺️ Share on social media with #YoungArtSDMA⠀

Featured:⠀
SDMA Young Art 2021: My World, Our Planet Exhibition Map⠀
Amanda Kazemi's completed utility box⠀
Photo of Nhuy Reid painting utility box on day one⠀
Donovan Diaz working on utility box mural next to Shelly Swann's
Brise Birdsong's completed utility box⠀
Mensah Bey, MFA and utility box⠀
Chloe Schmidt's completed utility box⠀
Amanda Lopez and in progress utility box⠀

#youngartsdma #communityartprojectsd #sandiegomurals #SDMA #BalboaPark #publicart #mural #mindfulmurals #DTSD #SanDiegoMuseumOfArt #SanDiegoArt #SanDiegoArtist #SDArtist #SDArt #ArtistInSanDiego #ArtInSanDiego #ArtInSD #utilityboxpainting #mural #art #artwork #publicexhibition

⁣⁣An early #Renaissance jewel of the #SDMAcollection, this painting by Bartolomé Bermejo depicts the arrest of the heroi...
04/09/2021

⁣⁣An early #Renaissance jewel of the #SDMAcollection, this painting by Bartolomé Bermejo depicts the arrest of the heroic Portuguese princess, Santa Engracia. 💎😱👑⠀⠀
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Get to know Spanish artist Bartolomé Bermejo and explore the life of Santa Engracia, the Portuguese princess who attempted negotiating with Roman authorities in Zaragoza on behalf of her Christian subjects. ⠀⠀
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Learn more about what led to "The Arrest of Santa Engracia" and the three additional #altarpiece panels now located across the U.S. and Spain in Masterpiece Minute Episode 42: https://bit.ly/2Q5kZoR⠀

All Episodes: https://bit.ly/3bhalRJ⠀⠀
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Featured: "Bartolomé Bermejo’s Arrest of Santa Engracia," 1474 – 77. Oil on panel. Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam, 1941.101.⠀⠀
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#BartoloméBermejo #BartolomeBermejo #Bermejo #SantaEngracia #EarlyRenaissance #fifteenthcentury #15thcentury #1400s #fourteenhundreds #ArtHistory #SDMA #SanDiego #SanDiegoMuseumOfArt #curator #artcurator #curators #MuseumFromHome #MuseumAtHome #MuseumPodcast #ArtPodcast #HistoryPodcast #renaissanceart #portugueseprincess

⁣⁣An early #Renaissance jewel of the #SDMAcollection, this painting by Bartolomé Bermejo depicts the arrest of the heroic Portuguese princess, Santa Engracia. 💎😱👑⠀⠀
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Get to know Spanish artist Bartolomé Bermejo and explore the life of Santa Engracia, the Portuguese princess who attempted negotiating with Roman authorities in Zaragoza on behalf of her Christian subjects. ⠀⠀
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Learn more about what led to "The Arrest of Santa Engracia" and the three additional #altarpiece panels now located across the U.S. and Spain in Masterpiece Minute Episode 42: https://bit.ly/2Q5kZoR⠀

All Episodes: https://bit.ly/3bhalRJ⠀⠀
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Featured: "Bartolomé Bermejo’s Arrest of Santa Engracia," 1474 – 77. Oil on panel. Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam, 1941.101.⠀⠀
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#BartoloméBermejo #BartolomeBermejo #Bermejo #SantaEngracia #EarlyRenaissance #fifteenthcentury #15thcentury #1400s #fourteenhundreds #ArtHistory #SDMA #SanDiego #SanDiegoMuseumOfArt #curator #artcurator #curators #MuseumFromHome #MuseumAtHome #MuseumPodcast #ArtPodcast #HistoryPodcast #renaissanceart #portugueseprincess

⁣The time has finally come! 🌺 #ArtAlive2021 tickets are on sale now for #SDMA members! 🎉🎫⠀⠀Museum Members receive FREE a...
04/05/2021

⁣The time has finally come! 🌺 #ArtAlive2021 tickets are on sale now for #SDMA members! 🎉🎫⠀

Museum Members receive FREE admission for the Art Alive Floral Exhibition, access to the Open Air Floral Affair, the opportunity to vote for the Art Alive Members’ Choice Winners, advance ticket sales, special discounts, and so much more.⠀

To reserve your Art Alive tickets, read more on new Art Alive experiences, or to become a member today, visit SDMArt.org/ArtAlive2021/ ⠀

Tickets are available to members starting April 5, 2021. Tickets will be available to the public starting April 19, 2021. Tickets are available through our website and by phone at 619.232.7931. Ticket purchases and reservations should be made in advance of the event—there is no guarantee of available tickets for walk-in entry.⠀

#SDMAyourWay #SanDiego #SanDiegoMuseumofArt #BalboaPark #ArtAlive #floraldesign #floralexhibition #TheSanDiegoMuseumofArt

⁣The Museum is thanking San Diego first responders and frontline workers* by offering FREE Museum admission. 🙌 ⠀⠀This pr...
04/03/2021

⁣The Museum is thanking San Diego first responders and frontline workers* by offering FREE Museum admission. 🙌 ⠀

This program is generously sponsored by American Medical Response and SDG&E. ⠀

Visit SDMArt.org/reopening/ for more details and to plan your next visit!⠀

*Museum will provide one complimentary admission for first responders and frontline workers—which are defined as healthcare professionals, protective service workers, janitors and maintenance workers, and delivery and grocery workers—with ID, business card, or other proof of employment. ⠀

Featured: ⠀
Albert Belleroche (AKA Albert de Belleroche). "The Nurse," 1916. Lithograph. Gift of George C. Kenney II and Olga Kitsakos-Kenney. 1995.164.⠀
Esther Bubley. "Bus which needs repairs being raised with a portable jack," 1947. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Ken and Jacki Widder. 2018.161. ⠀
Alfred Eisenstaedt. "Drug Store Shelf, Warrenton, NC," 1938. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Wanda and Cam Garner. 2009.176.⠀

#SDGE SDG&E #balboapark #SanDiego #SanDiegoFirstResponders #SanDiegoMuseums #ThingsToDoInSanDiego #AMR #FreeAdmission #SDMA #SanDiegoMuseumofArt #ArtMuseum #Museum #MuseumofFineArt Balboa Park Explore Balboa Park San Diego Museum Council American Medical Response - San Diego American Medical Response

04/03/2021

Did someone say... encore?

Join us online for a special encore performance from San Diego Youth Symphony students. Hear these talented students beautifully pair classical music with works from the Museum’s permanent collection.

Special thanks to:
Brenna Casey
Anna Sharp

The parents and students of SDYS

⁣“Art matters because it teaches about the human experience as nothing else does. Art making has been especially importa...
04/02/2021

⁣“Art matters because it teaches about the human experience as nothing else does. Art making has been especially important during the pandemic of 2020 and now into 2021. Every art educator has struggled with the leap to online learning. I am fortunate to have in place a village of adult docents willing to learn the curriculum and then teach in the classroom—virtually.⠀

As a practicing visual artist, I know the power of having your own work seen by others. I also know about the jury process. These are valuable lessons for any artist. Young Art gives both opportunities. Art making is personal and when art becomes viewed, it takes on another life.” ⠀
— Kathleen Kane-Murrell
www.kathleenkanemurrell.com⠀

Experience Young Art 2021, on view now with free admission, and consider making a donation today to support transformative art experiences at the Museum. Visit bit.ly/3sx9t3q or Text SDMA to 50155 to give! ⠀

#SDartist #artistinsd #SanDiegoArtist #ArtInSanDiego #SanDiegoArt #ArtistInSanDiego #SDMA #SanDiegoMuseumOfArt #YoungArt #TeenArtCafe #SDMAyourWay

⁣“Art matters because it teaches about the human experience as nothing else does. Art making has been especially important during the pandemic of 2020 and now into 2021. Every art educator has struggled with the leap to online learning. I am fortunate to have in place a village of adult docents willing to learn the curriculum and then teach in the classroom—virtually.⠀

As a practicing visual artist, I know the power of having your own work seen by others. I also know about the jury process. These are valuable lessons for any artist. Young Art gives both opportunities. Art making is personal and when art becomes viewed, it takes on another life.” ⠀
— Kathleen Kane-Murrell
www.kathleenkanemurrell.com⠀

Experience Young Art 2021, on view now with free admission, and consider making a donation today to support transformative art experiences at the Museum. Visit bit.ly/3sx9t3q or Text SDMA to 50155 to give! ⠀

#SDartist #artistinsd #SanDiegoArtist #ArtInSanDiego #SanDiegoArt #ArtistInSanDiego #SDMA #SanDiegoMuseumOfArt #YoungArt #TeenArtCafe #SDMAyourWay

From painting aristocracy to the disasters of war, #FranciscodeGoya is often considered the most important Spanish artis...
03/30/2021

From painting aristocracy to the disasters of war, #FranciscodeGoya is often considered the most important Spanish artist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.⠀

Born #OnThisDay in 1746 to a lower-middle-class family #Goya began a four-year painting apprenticeship at the age of 14. He continued painting and unsuccessfully participated in several competitions until a family tie obtained a job for him in a royal tapestry factory for which he executed a series of cartoons. After publishing a group of prints on his own he was received his first important portrait commissions in 1783 and subsequently appointed painter to the king in 1786 by Charles III, and later court painter in 1789 by Charles IV shortly after his coronation. ⠀

Near the end of 1792, Goya fell victim to a mysterious illness that incapacitated him for nearly a year, leaving him permanently deaf. He began creating etchings with strong elements of fantasy and social commentary shortly after.⠀

On 31 October 1799, Goya was appointed first court painter, the highest position available to an artist at the Madrid court.⠀

Goya is often referred to as both the last of the #OldMasters and the first of the #ModernMasters. Although letters and writings survive, he was guarded and little is known about his thoughts.⠀

What do you think was going on in Goya's head? Did your views on Goya change after reading his background and story?⠀

Featured: ⠀
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (aka Goya). "Devout Profession," 1797-1798. Etching. Gift of Bruce Kamerling. 1994.12.⠀
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (aka Goya). "Vicente Maria de Vera de Aragon, Duque de la Roca," ca. 1795. Oil on canvas. Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam. 1938.244.⠀

#FranciscoJosedeGoyayLucientes #romanticism #portraitist #portraitartist #spanishartist #arthistory #art #arte #arthistorynerd #dailyart #artwork #workofart #rococo #19thcenturyart #classicalart #SDMAcollection #SanDiegoMuseumofArt

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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)
Virtual Art Alive 2020
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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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