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…

The San Diego Museum of Art facade and west wing. Photo by Javier Velez.

Electing a Global Studio Marks an Important Step Towards a Transformational Investment at the Museum and for San Diego San Diego, CA. (March 7, 2023) – Following a comprehensive search, The San Diego Museum of Art announces the selection of renowned international architectural firm Foster + Partners as the Design Architect for a future renovation project set to enhance the…

Celebrate Art and Community with Floral Interpretations of Famous Works of Art Inspired by the Museum’s Collection SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Museum of Art is in full bloom this spring with floral designers transforming famous works of art from the Museum’s collection into floral displays March 31–April 2, 2023. Art Alive is The San Diego Museum of Art’s…

Rachel Jans, Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (January 2023) – The San Diego Museum of Art welcomes Rachel Jans as Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art beginning December 1. Jans will curate exhibitions, advise on acquisitions, and conduct research for all modern and contemporary art at the Museum. With more than 10 years of experience, she joins the institution from the San Francisco…

Artist Sergio Hernandez at work

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 2022)  – The San Diego Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) are pleased to present internationally renowned artist Sergio Hernández as the featured speaker for the 22nd annual Axline Lecture on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. PST. This year’s Axline Lecture will be a hybrid event with a…

Internationally Renowned Contemporary Mexican Artist Debuts First Solo Museum Exhibition in the United States SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Museum of Art presents Sergio Hernández: Embers of Oaxaca, an exhibition by the Oaxacan contemporary artist Sergio Hernández, on view November 12, 2022 – February 12, 2023. The first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. for the artist, the showcase…

The first large-scale, solo show for the artist explores urban decay and questions faith SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Museum of Art presents Chapel of the Rocks, an exhibition by New York–based visual artist Justin Sterling on view October 29, 2022 – February 12, 2023. The first solo museum show for the artist, Chapel of the Rocks is a…

Photo and Video Artist Lisa Ross Encourages Exploration of the Uyghur People’s Spirituality, Culture and Homeland SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Museum of Art presents Lisa Ross: Elegy to a Uyghur Homeland, a new exhibition by New York photo and video artist Lisa Ross. Thoughtfully composed, poetic and reverential in their approach, the photographs of Uyghur shrines capture the…