June 17-20, 2021Celebrate the return of San Diego’s favorite floral tradition! See the Museum bloom in a kaleidoscope of color for this 40th anniversary year. Join us—in person or virtually—to celebrate the Museum in full creative bloom and support The San Diego Museum of Art!
SDMA at Home
Enjoy the Museum from home with Virtual SDMA.
View tours on our SDMA App, see gallery talks and performances on our YouTube channel, and explore even more resources online and through social media. Welcome to the Museum, no matter where you are.
Enjoy at-home art activities for emerging and established art students of all ages from the Museum Education team. Explore drawing exercises, crafts, writing prompts, videos, podcasts, and more inspired by The San Diego Museum of Art collections.
Through July 18, 2021In Sanskrit poetry, people and elephants live harmoniously in a shared natural world, where elephants enhance the aesthetic pleasure of the landscape by augmenting almost all of the human senses. Inspired by this inherent reverence for the elephant, an appreciation rooted in India’s rich literary traditions and folklore, artists at the courts of Muslim and Hindu rulers produced splendid paintings and studies of elephants, many of which were admired in albums, and others conceived as independent compositions or as designs for transfer to other media.
Through September 6, 2021Contemporary artist Cauleen Smith creates a new work of art–a video that premieres at the San Diego Museum of Art that is inspired by one of the most important works in the Museum’s collection, Juan Sánchez Cotán’s Still Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber (ca. 1602).
Through April 18, 2021The Museum shares the extraordinary artistic accomplishment of 17th-century painters and printmakers from the Dutch Republic. The exhibition, Rembrandt and Printmaking in the Netherlands, includes approximately 20 etchings and engravings by Rembrandt.
Step inside the Museum from anywhere with our new 360 tour! Enjoy 360-degree scans of your favorite galleries, zoom in to see art details, and read full label text in both English and Spanish, all from the comfort of home.
Through May 9, 2021The Museum’s biennial student exhibition Young Art returns in 2021 as Young Art 2021: My World, Our Planet. The juried exhibition features works of art created by San Diego County students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade and is complemented by programs and interactive activities bringing the theme of environmental sustainability to life.
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Wednesday, April 21 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. PT Enjoy a survey of the highlights of the Museum’s permanent collection, featuring masterpieces from many time periods, cultures, and places around the…More Information
Monday, April 26 11:00 a.m.–noon PT Enjoy a survey of the highlights of the Museum’s permanent collection, featuring masterpieces from many time periods, cultures, and places around the world….More Information
Located in The San Diego Museum of Art’s May S. Marcy Sculpture Court, Panama 66 features lunch and dinner, late hours, live music, and weekend brunch. Take in views of the Museum’s May S. Marcy Sculpture garden and enjoy local craft beers on tap, exhibitions-themed cocktails, and locally-sourced seasonal sandwiches, salads, and entrees at Panama 66.
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