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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 November 15, 2020In 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 January 10, 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 January 3, 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.
Through March 7, 2021Acclaimed photographer Mary Ellen Mark (1940–2015) brought a team of assistants and a large-format Polaroid camera to Twinsburg, Ohio, for the annual Twins Days Festival over the summers of 2001 and 2002. The resulting series of extraordinary portraits captures, in astounding detail and clarity, the fascinating physical similarity of identical twins. Just as engaging are the subtle differences between each pair, confirming each twin’s individuality. Amid a range of anecdotes and confessed frustrations, the intense bond shared between these special siblings is further illuminated in their personal statements.
Join San Diego Shakespeare Society actors as they share a Halloween-inspired Virtual SDMA+ performance, combining art from the Museum’s collection and spooky poetry and selections from William Shakespeare’s…More Information
Join the Arts Education Council in conversation with Rob Sidner, Executive Director and CEO of the Mingei International Museum. Rob Sidner will highlight the visioning process taking place in the…More Information
Friday, November 13 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Free and exclusively for members Be among the first to see this monumental exhibition Members get early access! Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection…More Information
Saturday, November 14 10:00 a.m.–noon Free and exclusively for members Be among the first to see this monumental exhibition Members get early access! Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection comprises…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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