Our Mission

The Arts Education Council, formally known as the East County Chapter, promotes membership in and support of The San Diego Museum of Art, supports art education for underserved school children, and provides members with opportunities to enrich their knowledge and appreciation of art.

Membership Benefits/Events

Your membership will give you opportunities to meet new friends, enrich your knowledge of art, and participate in fun activities in support of the Museum. Members and guests look forward each year to a wide array of fundraising events, including the annual Holiday Party and silent auction. Other events include public art tours, bus trips to museums, exhibitions, garden tours and other interesting venues. Recent trips included The Getty Villathe Adamson House in Malibu, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, and the Sam Maloof Arts and Crafts house.

To be a member of a support council, you must be a member of the San Diego Museum of Art at the Supporter (formerly Household) level ($100) or above. The annual membership dues for support councils are an additional $50 for an individual and $75 for dual.  For membership information, please contact Jocelyn Zimmermanor at 619.462.9645.

Membership Meetings

Monthly lecture meetings, September through June, are held on the first Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m. at the Grossmont Healthcare Center Auditorium.  For information, please contact Chair Michele Schlecht or at 619.283.3732.

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Did You Know?

• Anyone is welcome to attend a meeting/program or event as a guest…

• Although located in the East County, the Council enjoys members from other areas…

• The Council was established in 1964 and is governed by an Executive Board of its own members…


Featured image: William-Adolphe Bouguereau, The Young Shepherdess, 1885. Oil on canvas mounted on board. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Larsen, 1968.82.