December Nights returns Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3. The Museum will be closed daytime hours both days, but open and free to the public 5:00–9:00 p.m. both evenings. Learn More
Through February 12, 2023
Internationally renowned contemporary Mexican artist Sergio Hernández brings his works of art to the US for his first solo museum exhibition in the country. The exhibition features more than 30 large-scale paintings and mixed-media works with motifs drawn from the iconography of Hernández’s Indigenous heritage and wonders of the natural world, including native species of southern Mexico, Pacific Ocean marine life, and constellations of the night sky. A recently completed series of five mixed-media paintings on gold leaf debuts to the public for the first time as part of this exhibition.
Sergio Hernández, "The Nymphs," 2022. Oil on wood panel. Courtesy of the artist.
Through February 12, 2023
A powerful new installation by Justin Sterling immerses visitors in a beautiful space and provokes contemplation on of the role of protest and bad faith in society. Constructed of unconventional materials, including over 30 broken and mended stained-glass windows, the custom-built chapel inside the Museum is complemented by carefully selected works of art from the Museum’s permanent collection acting in dialogue with the chapel and promoting spiritual inclusivity.
Justin Sterling, Window for "Chapel of the Rocks," 2022. Reclaimed, broken, and stained glass. Courtesy of the artist.
Through March 5, 2023
Thoughtfully composed, poetic, and reverential, nearly 30 photographs of Uyghur people and shrines capture the rituals and spiritual traditions associated with the desert monuments, as well as the beauty of everyday life in and around the Taklamakan Desert of the Uyghur Region, officially called Xinjiang (or “New Territory”) by the People’s Republic of China. Shown across two galleries, the exhibition showcases the strength of an increasingly endangered people and culture.
Lisa Ross, "Unrevealed, Site 1 (Adorned)," 2006. Archival pigment print 100% cotton paper. Courtesy of the artist and Palo Gallery.
Through January 26, 2023
Pablo Picasso’s art, and his unwavering commitment to creative practice, changed the course of international modernism. See the evolution of his work, including pioneering works of Cubism, through nearly 20 original drawings and prints from the Museum's collection.
Pablo Picasso, "Painter and Model III," July 5, 1970. Pastel and crayon. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge, 1991.18. © 2022 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Every Wednesday Panama 66 at The San Diego Museum of Art comes to life with the sounds of jazz. San Diego jazz hero Gilbert Castellanos showcases young music prodigies with The…More Information
Wednesday, December 7th 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT The Chapel of the Rocks virtual tour highlights the thought-provoking new installation of New York-based artist Justin Sterling. Built in…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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