March 25–May 15, 2023

Young Art 2023 ID



Young Art 2023: Comfort and Calm presents thoughtful works of art that use visual storytelling to share students’ experiences with finding, receiving, or offering comfort and calm. Youth artists throughout the San Diego and Tijuana regions were encouraged to express interpretations of the theme, including contrasting ideas of discomfort and discord. Kindergarten through twelfth grade students responded with works in a wide variety of media depicting people, objects, interiors, and nature.

For over ninety years, The San Diego Museum of Art has had the honor to celebrate the artistic expressions of regional youth with Young Art, a biennial juried exhibition. The Museum is grateful to have welcomed thousands of students over the past year to observe and interpret works of art through related programs, including free student art workshops and docent gallery tours designed to explore intersections of art and empathy.

This exhibition has free admission inside Gallery 14/15, located near the entrance to Panama 66 restaurant.

Congratulations to the youth artists in the exhibition Young Art 2023: Comfort and Calm. The San Diego Museum of Art extends appreciation to all of the participating students, educators, and families, and to the SDMA Teen Council, whose support and collaboration made this exhibition possible.


Learn more about the Young Art program.


Featured: Muzi Wei, Grade 12, Torrey Pines High School. Below (detail). Acrylic. Young Art 2023.