Art of Devotion
Extended through October 10, 2022
See Impressionist masterpieces from some of the most significant names in European painting, including Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pablo Picasso, Alfred Sisley, and Pierre Bonnard.
Organized by the Bemberg Foundation, based at the historic Hôtel d’Assézat in Toulouse, France, the exhibition features more than 60 works produced between the 1870s to 1930s. This is the first time this collection of works is on view in California, and is one of only two showcases in the United States.
Alfred Sisley, "The Loing Canal," 1884. Oil on canvas. Bemberg Foundation.
Through September 5, 2022
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 and medium. Using clay colored by industrial waste produced by copper mining and drilling processes, Casasempere creates vibrant colors that vein through his sculptures.
Four immersive ceramic installations created by Casasempere invite the public to meditate, reflect, and consider humanity’s interactions with our planet.
Fernando Casasempere, Diaspora, "Salares" (works on wall), 2019. Clay and China ink on felt. Fernando Casasempere, Diaspora, "Mortars" (works on floor), 2018. Black stoneware and different minerals. Photograph from TERRA at The San Diego Museum of Art. Lent by the artist.
Through January 29, 2023
Pablo Picasso’s art, and his unwavering commitment to creative practice, changed the course of international modernism. See the evolution of his work, including pioneering works of Cubism, through nearly 20 original drawings and prints from the Museum's collection.
Pablo Picasso, "Painter and Model III," July 5, 1970. Pastel and crayon. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge, 1991.18. © 2022 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Through August 28, 2022
San Diego-based artist Marianela de la Hoz shares 11 intimate egg tempera paintings created in 2020 to 2021 in response to the transformative circumstances imposed by the global pandemic of COVID-19. A related installation features two self-portraits by local artist Carlo Miranda, who worked as a nurse during the pandemic. The collection of works invites reflection on a variety of experiences lived during the pandemic.
Marianela de la Hoz, 2020, "Global Coup d’etat (2020, Golpe de estado global)" (detail), 2020. Egg tempera on board. Private collection. Image courtesy of the artist.
Through October 16, 2022
Experience nine evocative large-scale photographs by Chinese artist Wang Qingsong that also function as social commentary.
Two themes, Images of Culture and Images of Conflict, present the paradox posed in these works of increased social mobility in China, while physical movement of people at the time was sometimes restricted. The moving photographs are accompanied by a video showing Qingsong’s process.
Wang Qingsong, "Preschool," 2002. Chromogenic photograph. Museum purchase with funds from an anonymous donor, 2019.19.
The Visible Vaults recreates part of The San Diego Museum of Art’s most carefully guarded area, a place that is invisible to most visitors—the vaults—where the thousands of works of art in our collection are stored. See this insider’s look at hidden masterpieces, where visitors are invited to open drawers, peek into virtual storerooms, and take the time to sketch and observe some of the great treasures of the collection.
"Gauri Ragini of Malkos," ca. 1680. Opaque watercolor on paper. Edwin Binney 3rd Collection. 1990.962
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