August 18, 2022
Culture & Cocktails is BACK this summer with the same vibrant vibes and a refreshed feel.
Enjoy a dynamic night with a full suite of interactive activities, performances, cocktails, and other delights themed on two amazing on-view exhibitions.
Stay bright and breezy in the open-air activity terrace in front of the Museum or head indoors for a jaunt through the galleries and to relax in the Picasso Lounge upstairs.
You won’t want to miss this multi-sensory summer evening at the Museum!
Your Culture & Cocktails ticket includes
- Access to Museum galleries*, including our evening’s featured exhibitions, TERRA: Fernando Casasempere and Picasso: Drawings and Prints, where docents will be available for art dialogue throughout the evening.
- Vouchers for two exciting signature cocktails, including one from Panama 66 and another from Batch 22, a new American aquavit infused with citrus, spices, and botanicals. Specially crafted mocktails will also be available.
- Vouchers for complimentary appetizers from Harvest Kitchen, Funky Frenchie and Parakeet Cafe.
- Entertainment including a musical performance by pop soul band Undecided Future and a Sip n Listen pop-up with an all-vinyl DJ set and pour over coffee bar by Fuzz Coffee Roasters.
- Popsicle pop-up area with Popsicle® frozen treats, a 360 photo booth, and a fun art installation by pop-artist Betsy Enzensberger. Pop in for frozen fun from Popsicle!
- Interactive activities and art making throughout the night with local artisans
- Custom hand lettering with artist Ethos One.
- Explore Picasso’s expressive portrait features one or two ways! Draw with color by adding facial features to profiles on a wooden disc, or etch your portrait into printing foam to create a single color relief print upon paper.
And so much more to be announced!
Additional food available for purchase at Harvest Kitchen and Funky Frenchie food trucks in front of the Museum. See the Harvest Kitchen food truck menu and Funky Frenchie food truck menu to whet your appetite. Additional drinks available for purchase at full cash bars.
Tickets on sale now!
$50 members | $65 nonmembers
This is a 21+ event. ID required.
Masks are strongly recommended inside the Museum. See full details here.
Please bring your ID and printed ticket to the event. Proceeds from Culture & Cocktails benefit education, outreach, and art initiatives year-round. No refunds available. Tickets are non-refundable. In the event of Culture & Cocktails cancellation due to inclement weather or changing COVID-19 restrictions, all tickets are considered fully deductible charitable donations.
*Please note, special exhibition Monet to Matisse will be closed during Culture & Cocktails.
The San Diego Museum of Art is a welcoming space. All who share this space are expected to treat others with respect and dignity. Anyone whose conduct is disorderly, harassing, or discriminatory will be asked to leave the event and will not be permitted re-entry.