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!
Summer Camps & Teen Studios
July 19–August 13, 2021
Get ready for a new and exciting summer of art making!
Virtual Summer Youth Art Programs give students the opportunity to learn from artist-educators while enjoying the Museum virtually. Designed for elementary, middle, and high school students, Virtual Summer Camps and Teen Studios include a full week of live art instruction, studio activities, and online tours of the Museum. Join us for a summer of art and fun!
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.
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.
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.
Opening June 18, 2021
See more than 80 masterpieces produced between 1500 and 1800 from the Bemberg Foundation, based at the historic Hôtel d’Assézat in Toulouse, France. This exhibition marks the first time these works have been shown publicly in the U.S. and features some of the biggest names from the German and French Renaissance.
Opening June 18, 2021
Take a closer look at what you see. This selection of works by contemporary Spanish artist Ana de Alvear may first appear as photographs or even paintings of traditional still lifes, but invite a deeper look and investigation. Everything You See Could Be A Lie: Photorealistic Drawings by Ana de Alvear features more than 20 works of art executed in colored pencil, including two extraordinary, large-scale murals. See the hyper-realistic drawings by Ana de Alvear that will have you question what you see.
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).
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.
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Thursday, May 13 1:00 p.m. –2:00 p.m. PT Using works by or about African Americans, we will discuss some of the struggles that artists of color have faced in…More Information
Sunday, May 16 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. PT The essence of the art of East Asia is explored in this tour of works from China, Japan, and Korea. Works of…More Information
Monday, May 17 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. PT Art in the 20th century underwent a profound revolution that challenged traditional notions of technique, subject matter, and the very nature of…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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