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Opening November 20, 2021
Emphasizing iconic images by some of the most famous photographers from the 20th century to the present, see a broad sampling from the substantial holdings of local collectors Cam and Wanda Garner. Grouped thematically into three sections, featured artists include Ansel Adams, Minor White, Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frank Eugene, and Gregory Crewdson.
Originally installed in November 2020, but closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection is now reopening to the public November 20, 2021-February 21, 2022.
Through January 9, 2022
This single-object exhibition showcases a Dogon carved wooden figure and provides background on the Dogon peoples, who live primarily in the Bandiagara escarpment of Mali, Africa. Visit this new exhibition for a rare opportunity to engage with and reflect upon a single work of art.
Through January 30, 2022
Be part of the exhibition. Disestablishment: John Raymond Mireles overturns the traditional museum experience by inviting the public to destroy photographs of remote landscapes that have recently been opened to drilling and mining. The destruction of the images question complicity by mimicking the fate that awaits the scenic sites.
Public destruction events held September 16 and 17, 2021.
Through May 1, 2022
San Diego-based artist Marianela de la Hoz shares 11 intimate egg tempera paintings created in 2020 to 2021 in response to the transformative circumstances imposed by the global pandemic of COVID-19. The collection of works invites reflection on a variety of experiences lived during the pandemic.
Wednesday, October 20 11:00 a.m.–noon PT Some works of art narrate stories, whether taken from mythology, scriptures, literature, history, or everyday life. Often, such narratives can be suggested for…More Information
Thursday, October 28 11:00 a.m.–noon PT This virtual tour will explore examples of artists conveying their political beliefs during the 20th and 21st centuries. Areas of political statements to…More Information
Thursday, October 28 1:00 p.m. PT Speaker: Elaine Pierce, docent, The San Diego Museum of Art In the early 17th century, Isfahan was one of the most modern and…More Information
Sunday, October 31 3:00, 3:45, and 4:30 p.m. May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden Join San Diego Shakespeare Society actors as they share Halloween-inspired SDMA+ performances, combining art from the…More Information
Saturday, November 6 10:00 a.m.–noon PT Speaker: Betty Seid, independent curator, writer, and lecturer Join the South Asian Arts Council for a four-part series on Modern & Contemporary Art…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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