Through February 23, 2020
Through March 15, 2020The artist whose portrayal of beauty captivated a nation. This is the first exhibition in nearly 30 years to bring together many of the most important works of French academic artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau.
Through March 1, 2020Multimedia artist Nick Roth’s installation Fates is a three-panel animation that draws upon classical mythology to represent the tumult of human life and the struggle to come to terms with mortality.
Through February 23, 2020Drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection of works on paper, the work of pivotal artists including Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, and Deborah Remington, and Mary Heilmann, are brought together to demonstrate that the masculine lens through which abstraction has been previously understood must be removed.
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.
April 24, 2020 through April 26, 2020
April 24–26, 2020 From Claude Monet to masterpieces by Edgar Degas and Pierre Bonnard, this special exhibition traces the development of the most important avant-garde movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Primarily based on the San Diego Museum of Art’s permanent collection, this presentation for Art Alive…
May 23, 2020 through September 7, 2020
May 23–September 7, 2020 Showcasing nearly 70 paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—one of the great repositories of this material outside the Netherlands—The San Diego Museum of Art shares the extraordinary artistic accomplishment of 17th-century painters and printmakers from the Dutch Republic. Major artists represented within the exhibition…
March 14, 2020 through June 21, 2020
March 14-June 21, 2020 Contemporary artist Cauleen Smith creates a new work of art–a video that premieres at the San Diego Museum of Art that is inspired by one of the most important works in the Museum’s collection, Juan Sánchez Cotán’s Still Life with Quince, Cabbage, Melon, and Cucumber (ca….
February 22, 2020 through August 23, 2020
February 22-August 23, 2020 Defining what it means to be American is not an easy feat. It’s a question that has been posited since the country’s founding and the answer is not finite, but rather ever-changing and subjective. For centuries, artists have sought to capture that which is American in…
February 29, 2020 through August 30, 2020
February 29-August 30, 2020 In Sanskrit poetry, people and elephants live harmoniously in a shared natural world, where elephants enhance the aesthetic pleasure of the landscape by augmenting almost all of the human senses. In fact, throughout the history of South Asia, elephants were valued profoundly for their might and…
March 14, 2020 through August 23, 2020
March 14-August 23, 2020 During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, tales of the American West captivated audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. For many Americans, as well as Europeans, the West helped to satisfy an appetite for the exotic. It served to counter the ever-expanding metropolises that…