Make Your Next Event a Work of Art
Plan your next event at The San Diego Museum of Art for a sophisticated cultural experience. The Museum’s world-class art collection, historic architecture and location in the heart of Balboa Park provide an unparalleled venue for private events.
Event locations at the Museum include the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda, perfect for intimate receptions and dinners. The space echoes the Spanish architectural design of the facade with two stories of open space, a grand staircase and a handcrafted fountain of Cicenza sandstone. The May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden, situated adjacent to the Museum's west wing, is a beautiful outdoor courtyard featuring 19th- and 20th-century sculptures and provides a lovely setting for receptions and dinners. The James S. Copley Auditorium is a large, versatile room suitable for lectures, luncheons, receptions, and seated dinners and may be used in conjunction with the sculpture court and garden.
Please note that food and beverages are not allowed in art galleries. Museum’s policies preclude holding events that are religious or political, or which are fundraisers on behalf of other organizations.
For more information on the event spaces refer to our e-brochure.
- Recommended capacities only
- Food and beverages are not allowed in art galleries
View room plans: for your event planning needs.
- John M. & Sally B. Thornton Rotunda (lower level)
- John M. & Sally B. Thornton Rotunda (upper level)
- May S. Marcy Sculpture Court & Garden
- James S. Copley Auditorium
Food & Beverage:
View our Preferred Caterers List.
View the Craft in The Park Bar Service Page
Tours & Quotes:
Tours are available by appointment only during the Musuem's open hours. For a formal event quote, to arrange for a site tour, or for questions please:
View the Museum's spotlight page on eleGALA.com.