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…

February 27, 2020

Summer of Rembrandt

Two Special Exhibitions and a Self-Portrait from the Rijksmuseum Showcase Works by One of the Greatest Painters in Art History SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition In the Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, featuring nearly 70 paintings by renowned 17th century Dutch artists…

January 2, 2020

Art Alive 2020

The San Diego Museum of Art’s 39th annual Art Alive exhibition, a four-day event featuring nearly 100 floral designers’ exquisite interpretations of famous works of art from the Museum, will be on view April 23 – April 26, 2020. A highly anticipated spring tradition, Art Alive is the Museum’s signature fundraiser in support of education, outreach programs and special exhibitions….

The San Diego Museum of Art is pleased to welcome Ladan Akbarnia, Ph.D., as its new Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art. Akbarnia will begin her role on October 15, 2019. Akbarnia comes to the Museum with 20 years of specialized curatorial and research experience in the arts of the Islamic world, in particular from Iran, Central Asia and…

July 10, 2019

Bouguereau & America

First Major Exhibition in 30 years Reexamines the Great Gilded Age Painter SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition Bouguereau & America, featuring nearly 40 paintings by the popular French academic artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905). On view November 9, 2019 through March 15, 2020, this exhibition reexamines the work of this…

The San Diego Museum of Art presents the exhibition Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain, featuring more than 100 outstanding works by leading artists from Spain and its global territories during the pivotal years of around 1600 to 1750.On view May 18, 2019 through Sept. 2, 2019, the exhibition showcases a wide variety of exquisite paintings, sculpture, and…

December 18, 2018

Art Alive 2019

SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Museum of Art is pleased to announce the 38th annual Art Alive exhibition, on view April 11– April 14, 2019. As the Museum’s signature fundraiser and a highly anticipated spring tradition, the event features nearly 100 floral designers’ interpretations of famous works of art throughout the Museum, filling the galleries with a brilliant…

The San Diego Museum of Art is pleased to welcome Regina Palm, Ph.D., as Associate Curator of American Art on October 29, 2018. In her new role, Palm will work with the Museum’s internationally renowned American art collection, which includes the newly acquired portrait of John Alfred Parsons Millet by John Singer Sargent, and makes up a significant segment of…