Through November 19, 2023Local artist Carlo Miranda showcases ten recent paintings in this intimate exhibition featuring hyperrealistic portraits, painted in oil on panel, of those closest to him: his family, his friends, his barber. Together the portraits highlight a vibrant community and invite viewers to develop an empathy toward his subjects or even construct imaginary stories of their lives.
Carlo Miranda, "The Barber," 2022. Oil on panel. Courtesy of the artist.
Through December 3, 2023See a range of colorful, visceral, and surprisingly intimate portraits of passengers taken along the 1980 New York City subway system. Seeking to uncover beauty that habitually goes unnoticed, Subway was Bruce Davidson’s first documentary series shot in color. The 17 photographs by Davidson in this exhibition show a full spectrum of people on their rumbling and sometimes gritty journeys through the city.
Bruce Davidson, "Untitled, Subway, New York," 1980. Dye transfer print. Gift of Wanda and Cam Garner, 2022.59. ©2023 Magnum Photos, Inc. and Bruce Davidson.
On View October 28, 2023–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.
Thursday, October 26, 2023Art Party opens Korea in Color: A Legacy of Auspicious Images, a brand-new exhibition of contemporary works of art in dialogue with select traditional masterpieces coming from The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary art in Korea. This exhibition celebrates color and the legacy of symbolic imagery in Korean painting, setting the tone for a vibrant celebration complete with exciting signature cocktails from both local and Korean brands, music from DJ KSLY and live performances, tastings from local restaurants, live painting by Korean American muralist Kimchi Juice, and more.
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.
See current exhibitions at MOPA@SDMA including Arresting Beauty: Julia Margaret Cameron, a V&A Exhibition – Touring the World, and more.
Wednesday, October 4 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT The first part of the 20th century saw a renewal of interest in the art of the woodblock print 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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