The renowned Chilean artist will create four ceramic installations that explore climate change, sustainability, and our Earth SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Museum of Art is pleased to present TERRA: Fernando Casasempere. The Chilean ceramic sculptor’s first solo exhibition in the United States highlights the urgency of the environmental crisis through installations that utilize the Earth as both subject…

Floral Interpretations of Famous Works of Arton View April 29 – May 1 SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Museum of Art’s 41st annual Art Alive, an event in which floral designers transform famous works of art from the permanent collection into exquisite floral displays, returns April 29–May 1, 2022. A highly anticipated San Diego spring tradition,Art Alive is…

Exhibition Features 60+ Works from Renowned Artists who Defined Impressionism and Post-Impressionism SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Museum of Art is pleased to bring Monet to Matisse: Impressionist Masterpieces from the Bemberg Foundation, opening spring 2022, to San Diego. Featuring masterpieces from some of the most significant names in European painting, the exhibition will be on view at the Museum beginning March…

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Museum of Art has been approved for a $60,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the upcoming exhibition Wonders of Creation: Art, Science, and Innovation in the Islamic World. Inspired by a medieval Islamic text engaging human curiosity about the universe, Wonders of Creation will illuminate the convergence and extraordinary global impact of…

Featuring Iconic Works by the Most Distinguished Photographers From the 20th Century to Present SAN DIEGO – 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…

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…