Through March 3, 2024
Experience Korean art in full color. Presented across five galleries, Korea in Color: A Legacy of Auspicious Images features large-scale contemporary works of art in dialogue with select masterpieces from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Korea in Color invites visitors to encounter the role art once played in everyday Korean life across four themes connected to a traditional household: protection offered by animals at the doorstep; symbols of abundance and longevity in the garden; scholarly objects and books in the study; and the appreciation of majestic mountains beyond the walls of the home. The fifty works, many on view in the US for the first time, highlight the continued influence of color, showcase the legacy of auspicious images, and span a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, prints, video, and multi-media installations.
Seongpa, "Fierce Tiger Woke Up" (detail), 2012. Lacquer on panel. 63 25/32 x 224 13/32 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
April 25–28, 2024
A kaleidoscope of colorful floral arrangements interpreting works of art from the Museum collection. It’s four days of fun-filled events, large-scale art and flower installations, and a garden of activities for families and artists of all ages. Art Alive 2024 celebrates the art of India featuring a special installation from the Museum’s renowned Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of South Asian paintings.
The Museum’s signature annual fundraiser provides essential support for the Museum’s exhibitions, education, outreach, and public programs. Talented floral designers fill the galleries with fragrant arrangements, offering a brilliantly colored backdrop for a weekend of art-inspired activities.
Through June 16, 2024See selections from Berenice Abbott’s monumental photography project Changing New York that capture the rapid transformation of New York City in the 1930s. Explore modern skyscrapers, harbors, highways, city squares, neighborhoods, storefronts, and hand-painted signs that capture the essence of a specific time and place. Abbott’s photographs changed the course of photography in the twentieth century and are a reminder of the excitement and joy ignited when seeing the world anew.
Berenice Abbott, "Metropolitan Life Building, New York," ca. 1935. Gelatin silver print. Gift of Cam and Wanda Garner, 2020.340. © Berenice Abbott/Getty Images, Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
As of July 1, 2023, the Museum of Photographic Arts and The San Diego Museum of Art have merged to become one unified institution. The Museum of Photographic Arts is now the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA).
MOPA@SDMA remains a pay-what-you wish museum open Thursdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. in Balboa Park inside the Casa de Balboa building across from the Lily Pond.
Saturday, March 9 10:00 a.m. PT Speaker: John Guy, Florence and Herbert Irving Curator of the Arts of South and Southeast Asia at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Virtual Event…More Information
Wednesday, March 13th 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT Virtual Event We will take a last look at The San Diego Museum of Art’s special exhibition, Korea in Color, which closes…More Information
Wednesday, March 27th 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT Enjoy a survey of the highlights of the Museum’s permanent collection, featuring masterpieces from many time periods, cultures, and places…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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