On behalf of The San Diego Museum of Art Board of Trustees, I want to stress that we take all allegations of sexual harassment and unsafe working conditions very seriously. As a longtime Museum volunteer—working in the galleries as a docent for the past 11 years and now serving as Board President—I know this institution holds high standards for its treatment of…

April 22, 2021

Letter to the Community:

A former staff member has made accusations against The San Diego Museum of Art regarding safe working conditions at special events and the treatment of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) on staff. This individual has started a petition to boycott SDMA. We were very saddened to learn that a staff member experienced harm in any way. The safety of…

Collections Offer a Broad Range of Works, From Old Master Paintings to Contemporary Drawings SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of two exhibitions, Cranach to Canaletto: Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation and Everything You See Could Be A Lie: Photorealistic Drawings by Ana de Alvear. From Old Master paintings to contemporary,…

The Beloved Tradition Features New Programs, Jaw-Dropping Florals and More on View June 18-20, 2021 SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Museum of Art’s 40th annual Art Alive exhibition will kick off the summer with a weekend of newly imagined festive floral events. The celebration includes nearly 100 floral designers’ exquisite interpretations of famous works of art from the…

Featuring Iconic Works by the Most Distinguished Photographers From the 20th Century to Present The San Diego Museum of Art is pleased to present Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection, an exhibition featuring more than 100 works spanning major photographic movements that are diverse in subject, style and technique. Made possible by a loan from prolific collectors Cam and Wanda…

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) are pleased to present internationally renowned artist Ana de Alvear as the featured speaker for the 20th annual Axline Lecture on Thursday, October 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. PDT. This year’s Axline Lecture will be hosted virtually by The San Diego Museum…

Members Offered First Visits September 4; Free Admission For Frontline Workers and First Responders Through November 14 SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Museum of Art will reopen its doors to the general public on Saturday, September 5, 2020, following a closure since March 14 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Museum members will receive early access to the…

Members Offered First Visits July 6-7; Free Admission For Frontline Workers and First Responders Through Labor Day SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Museum of Art will reopen its doors to the general public on Thursday, July 9, 2020, following a closure since March 14 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Museum members will receive early access to the…

Dear San Diego Museum of Art Community, The San Diego Museum of Art is committed to upholding the tenets of equality and the standards of ethical consciousness. We must be daring and unafraid when confronted by racism and the systemic destruction it causes. Such intolerable tragedies and injustices against George Floyd and countless others remind us that we must unite…