Spout photographic portrait by Hendrik Kerstens

San Diego, CA. (April 2024) – The Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA) is pleased to welcome three new photography exhibitions this spring: Picture This: Recent Acquisitions, Storyteller: Work by Holly Roberts, and The Artist Speaks: Cara Romero. Learn more about the individual exhibitions below. Picture This: Recent Acquisitions (open now through August 4,…

Kara Felt, Curator of Photography

San Diego, CA. (March 2024) – The San Diego Museum of Art welcomes Kara Felt, Ph.D., as the Lawrence S. Friedman Curator of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art, starting March 27. In her new role, Felt will oversee the institution’s photography and new media collection, and related research and exhibitions for the Museum’s galleries over two…

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Celebrate art and community with floral interpretations of famous works of art inspired by the Museum’s collection SAN DIEGO, CA (February 2024) – The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) is in full bloom this spring, with floral designers interpreting works of art from the Museum’s collection into vibrant floral displays from April 25–April 28, 2024. Art Alive is the…

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Access for All grant aids efforts in reducing barriers to Museum visits, including select free admission days, added community events and accessibility offerings San Diego, CA. (January 2024) – New in 2024, The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) is offering free general admission to all on the second Thursday of each month and extending free general admission daily to…

The San Diego Museum of Art

Welcome to The San Diego Museum of Art in beautiful Balboa Park, San Diego. Compiled here are some of our top tips to help you get the most from your visit to the art museum and Balboa Park. Getting to the Museum The San Diego Museum of Art is located at 1450 El Prado in the heart of Balboa Park….

Korean art - Metamorphosed Peony by Kim Chonghak

Experience Color and Its Enduring Role in Korean Art and Culture San Diego, CA. (July 2023)– The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) is pleased to announce the special exhibition Korea in Color: A Legacy of Auspicious Images, which sheds light on the use of color in Korean painting—known as polychrome painting (chaesaekhwa)—and its role in Korean culture. On view from October 28,…

These two historic institutions unite to create a dynamic cultural destination celebrating the beauty and diversity of visual arts San Diego, CA. (May 23, 2023) – The San Diego Museum of Art and The Museum of Photographic Arts announced today that they will merge to become one unified institution. This strategic merger will allow the combination of collections, resources, and…