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…

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…